Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Specialization is for Insects


"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Robert A. Heinlein

Of the list, I'd say I could do a good handful with my eyes closed (diaper, comfort, orders, manure, cooperate, act alone, and cook), a few under the gun (hog, sonnet, accounts, wall, equations, analyze, fight, die) and the rest not at all!!

The dish above is one I like to make on Saturday mornings, before my eyes are really open and I am still half asleep. It's dead easy and there are never leftovers. (Wait a minute, there are never leftovers in my house. I live with Danny remember?) Here's the recipe:

BISMARKS

8 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
fresh lemon juice to taste
confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. Put butter in a heavy frying pan or a shallow casserole. Place in a oven preheated to 475F.
2. Meanwhile, mix milk, flour, and eggs lightly to make a batter.
3. When the butter has melted, add batter to pan and bake for 12 minutes.
4. Pour a little of the melted butter onto the pancake and squeeze a little lemon juice to taste. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve immediately.

Variations: Spread with a fruit preserve or fresh berries; sprinkle with Grand Marnier; maple syrup mmmmmm.

Enjoy! And welcome to my new blog, by the way. Stay tuned for a great time.

5 comments:

Leah said...

Hey Aimee! This is great. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts and trying out your yummy recipes.
Leah

josh said...

this is what I want for breakfast on Sat!

Amber said...

Way to join the ranks Aimee! Love the quote and I also look forward to trying out your delectable dishes:)

Kevin said...

I MUST try this.

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