What you need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 + 2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg Read more…
What you need:
Our paycheck on the thirtieth sucks ass. It’s not less than our paycheck on the fifteenth. It just feels like it because we have to pay rent out of the paycheck on the thirtieth. So from about the fourth till the fifteenth, I’m scrounging through the cupboards trying to make a nice meal out of rice, jumbo pasta shells and canned kidney beans.
And that drives me crazy. I lose sleep over it. This man goes through hell and high water to make ends meet. I should at least be able to cook Him a nice meal when He gets home.
Never mind that I’m not the bread winner and I have no control over when we go shopping or what we buy. If we don’t have the right kind of food to make Him something He’s really going to like, I’m freaking out until we do.
This morning, we have three eggs, no bread and all the stores are closed. So how do I make Him breakfast??!?
I love cornbread pancakes. So that was my first suggestion. Scrambled eggs fills Him up… for maybe an hour. And then I’d have to give Him all three and find something for myself to eat. But we have a box of cornbread mix that I could totally turn into pancakes.
Naturally, He said okay at first and then steadily began changing His mind. He has trouble trying new things, sometimes, because of how He was raised. So the more time He has to imagine what it’s going to taste like, the less He likes the idea of trying it. And I had to wash a skillet before I could make pancakes.
I decided to do a load of plates and silver, too, and instantly realized my mistake. But by then, it was too late. Before I finished half the plates, He had already completely talked Himself out of trying cornbread pancakes. Read more…