January 19, 2011

At the Orange Pancake Café...

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... did you put sweet potatoes in that?

29 comments:

edutcher said...

If he did, The Blonde will want to know.

PS If you guys were skiing after dark, was there any wind - I mean, how cold was it?

Ann Althouse said...

"PS If you guys were skiing after dark, was there any wind - I mean, how cold was it?"

It was after sundown, so the light was dying. By the end of the run, it was just moonlight and some distant street light. There were tracks laid down, so it was all about staying in the tracks, which wasn't too hard. It was about 18° and it wasn't cold for us skiing.

The Crack Emcee said...

Anybody wanna change the world - or know somebody who does?

And I mean really change the world?

Don said...

Who wants a pancake,
Orange and piping hot?
Good little Meade looks up and says,
"I'll take the one on top."
Who else wants a pancake,
Full of sweet potato?
Terrible Anne smiles and says,
"Just let me take my photo."

apologies to Shel Silverstein

Daniel Fielding said...

I use a cast iron griddle like that to make Indian flat-bread.

Meade said...

Give a woman a sweet potato pancake and you feed her for a day.

Teach a woman to grow sweet potatoes and pretty soon she'll be asking, "hey, mister, are we ever gonna have anything for dinner besides sweet potatoes?

chickelit said...

Are carotenes, the substances which gives the orange color, really aphrodisiacs or do they just give you keener eyesight for babes?

Inquiring minds want to know.

JAL said...

And this was made by throwing the leftover swepo into the pancake mix?

Any spices or anything?

Do they taste like pumpkin pancakes?

Think I'll make pancakes fro breakfast ....

peter hoh said...

Mmmm. Pancakes.

We add yogurt to the batter.

And the cast iron griddle is the best.

Meade said...

Yes, yes, yes, no, no, and yes!

peter hoh said...

The latest song from Amanda Palmer should warm the heart of the other Peter who comments here: Map of Tasmania.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's a mighty fine look'n pancake you got there.

Say, would you like to see something else that's orange like that? Peach-shaped cupcakes wot I dun tonight.

Tim Sisk said...

Recipe, please?

1jpb said...

"Recipe, please?"

Combine Aunt Jemima pancake mix with a few drops of Boehner tears, for color.

Chip Ahoy said...

OMG! I want to know this woman. She has to be my friend.

She does an excellent interpretation there for a hearing person.

Fred4Pres said...

Those pancakes lie. If I get an orange pancake, it better have Cointreau. Make me a pancake like that and serve it with a side car.

Fred4Pres said...

If you smoke, more carotene increases your chance of cancer.

Just sayin.

edutcher said...

Meade said...

Give a woman a sweet potato pancake and you feed her for a day.

Teach a woman to grow sweet potatoes and pretty soon she'll be asking, "hey, mister, are we ever gonna have anything for dinner besides sweet potatoes?


Wait till the Mrs gets a load of the sweet potato pizza she'll be having while she blogs the playoffs.

Bob_R said...

Using the recycled containers as mixing bowls reminds me of my mother. Is your refrigerator filled with opaque recycled containers housing various unknown life forms?

Pogo said...

My refusal to eat sweet potaters in first grade prohibits my enjoying them.

I suppose they taste mighty fine, but to me they always taste like solitude, in a cavernous room, staring at a plate of cold mush.

Add an irritated figure looming and you'll never eat sweet taters again.

ET1492 said...

My wife is into those "Sneaky Chef" books and our freezer is always stocked with small containers of sweet potato puree to be added to all kinds of recipes.

The "orange puree," as the books call it, is supposed to contain carrot, too, but I complained about that.

Also, the mayonaisse substitute, a puree made from white beans and cauliflower, is really awful.

But the lasagna with tofu instead of ricotta and orange puree in the tomato sauce isn't bad.

rastajenk said...

There's no good reason for vomit in a skillet.

Meade said...

@Pogo, that has to be one of the saddest stories I have ever heard.

Honestly.

Now the next time you find yourself adrift in this part of the Driftless Area, I want you to stop by for some Roasted Sweet Potato Therapy (RSPT). Recommended by 9 out of 10 doctors. It could save your life!

chickelit said...

Meade said to Pogo...Now the next time you find yourself adrift in this part of the Driftless Area, I want you to stop by for some Roasted Sweet Potato Therapy (RSPT).

@Pogo: Words to the wise--Madison was plowed over during the last Ice Age. Oh, you'll find plenty of drumlin circles, moraines, sweet-looking eskers, and residual kames, but the real hills are west of there--if you catch my drift.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Add an irritated figure looming and you'll never eat sweet taters again.


Substitute cauliflower and you have my childhood memory. The smell of cooked cauliflower still makes me gag and it tastes just like nail polish remover.

Great grill pan by the way. I love mine.

deborah said...

I tried the sweet potato baked at 350 for 70 minutes...accidentally added 10 minutes cause my timer is broken. I opened the door to a lovely melted brown sugar smell, and some juice was caramelizing on the pan...who needs candied yams???

Paralegal Pro said...

that is an ugly plate

Meade said...

The round cast iron griddle is a family heirloom. It's what Mrs. Althouse made grilled cheese sandwiches on for the girl who would someday become Mrs. Meade and her two siblings.

Pogo said...

Meade, I'll have to take y'all up on that some time. Prolly cure me of that anti-sweet p'tater thing real good.