March 2, 2012

"There. You'd better take a picture of that one, so people don't think I just make ugly half-pancakes."



So said Meade, delivering this, and thinking about this.

And when I use the search-this-blog tool on "pancake," I get:
"Can't I just eat my waffle?" said Meade, channeling Obama.

Actually, he was eating a pancake. (Meade makes pancakes nearly every morning. When he gave me mine this morning, he said "Here's your circle of grain for the morning," because the evening circle of grain, Meade-made, is pizza.)
Ah! That was a year ago, when Meade was on a pizza kick. The pancake kick continues, but the pizza is long gone.

Also in the search results on "pancake": "Things I Can't Stand About the Presidential Campaign./(A new regular feature here.)" Hey! I should have done more of those, because there are so many things I can't stand. That was from the 2004 election. I should revive the not-so-regular "regular feature." What was bugging me 8 years ago that was pancake related?
Our wartime President, six months before the election, is riding around in a bus, going to small towns in Ohio. (Search term used to find the article I read in the paper NYT in the NYT on line: "pancake"--something I recount here because it's part of the problem. The President is flipping pancakes to justify his reelection?)

20 comments:

roesch/voltaire said...

I used to make pancakes years ago when my kids were young, but today I mix up a fruit smoothie, toast some whole grain bread, add a cup of fresh coffee and serve it to my wife, dogs and l who then lie in bed and watch the morning news on CBS.- a nice way to start the day after a restful sleep interrupted only by the first and second sleep where we count the stars or read student dissertations.

Bob Ellison said...

Let us know when Meade opens a restaurant!

I ♥ Willard said...

Lovely pancakes, Meade.

My mother used to make crespelle di ricotta on Saturday mornings. Delicious!

edutcher said...

You must have a better search tool for the blog than we do.

PS Big fan of pancakes with earth tones.

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Curious George said...

I refuse to eat pancakes without real maple syrup. No exceptions.

edutcher said...

The chocolate milk is so, "Awwww...".

chuck b. said...

Pancakes for breakfast and pizza for dinner. You are turning me on! Please stop sharing these details of your sex life!

knox said...

Meade makes pancakes nearly every morning. When he gave me mine this morning, he said "Here's your circle of grain for the morning," because the evening circle of grain, Meade-made, is pizza

Dang, I want to live at your house. I've never been able to make a pizza crust from scratch that I like.

Kurt said...

I love pancakes, but I usually go out to get them. I've never been very good at flipping them, nor have I mastered the technique of cooking them in a cast-iron skillet. What I usually end up with is too greasy, or too brown and tough, or splattered all over the pan.

I have much more success with waffles, which I make large batches of at a time and then freeze to have later on.

Ann Althouse said...

"The chocolate milk is so, "Awwww..."."

Yeah, but it's coffee and milk.

lemondog said...

Thought the other pic was that of a dessicated kidney

Astro said...

An easy way to make great pancakes:
Use the Hungry Jack mix per the directions but add a little bit of lemon zest. If you want lighter pancakes, whip an egg white till it's frothy, then fold it in just before you pour the batter on the grill.
Add blueberries to the pancakes after they've been poured on the grill.
If you want pecans (p' KAHNS; not PEE cans) toast them lightly in a dry skillet first.

traditionalguy said...

You can see a face in it, like great Cooking Art.

There is nothing Meade leaves undone when romancing Mrs Meade.

Joe Schmoe said...

That is one fine-ass-looking pancake.

I admit to not being a Blogger power user, and I just learned how to click on commenters' names to see their profiles. I checked out Chip Ahoy's blog of Things Wot I Made, Ate, & Shat Out The Next Day, and man, that is some extraordinary food photography right there. Just beautiful pics of awesome-looking food. Chip, great work. Really. I love it.

caplight45 said...

Is Meade going to share his recipe with us? And don't you guys need protein in the morning. That's alot of carbs.

shu said...

Save that pancake! It has a very clear image of Curious George!

Ann Althouse said...

As for protein, Meade gets a whole egg into that one pancake I get.

Meade said...

Knox, it might surprise you just how much you - and the other commenters - do, in fact, live at our house. A tremendous pleasure for us.

Joe Shmoe, Things Wot He Ate, and things wot he wrote. Don't miss this gem: http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/wisconsin-man-faces-50-years-in-prison.html?showComment=1330719084002#c344037597950412653

Joe Schmoe said...

Question bark? Pretty good.

Knox, I wrestled with homemade pizza for years. I finally figured out the recipe wasn't so crucial. A simple recipe of flour, yeast, water, a little sugar and salt, and maybe olive oil or an egg will do. (I like a good flour like King Arthur. Their bread flour makes great pizza.)

The big things were letting the dough rise slowly at room temp for most of the day. Then roll it out, put it on a greased pan and let rise on the pan up to an hour. Preheat your oven as high as it will go. Mine will do 550F. 600+ is great if you can get it. Then cook your pizza; it should only take about 8 minutes so keep your eye on it.

More than you wanted to know, probably. But the rising and the cooking at the highest heat possible are just as important if not more so than the dough recipe.