Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Breakfast night!

On Wednesdays the hubs works late teaching a class then photographing student work in another class. Since he's not here at dinner time Wednesdays have become breakfast night. This typically means cold cereal. But tonight I have some bacon left from Sunday that I need to cook. Thus the pancake and bacon meal idea came to me. I don't have any eggs at the moment. That recall was pretty scary, so I haven't bought any since then. Wish I knew someone who kept their own chickens.

As I was cooking the bacon I started thinking about my favorite fast food breakfasts. It's horrible, but I love the Egg McMuffin and Bacon McGriddle from McDonald's. So that sent my mind racing down another rabbit hole. A couple years ago I found a recipe for home made McGriddles on a blog. I've long since lost the bookmark or perhaps I never book marked it in the first place...

So I decided to wing it. :D

First off, cook the bacon or Facon or Stripples. Perhaps you are fond of sausage. You can use that or veggie sausage. Whatever you want!

Use your favorite pancake mix. It can be store bought or home made. Whatever suits your fancy.
Follow the directions for mixing. Now comes the fun part...the McGriddley part.

Add 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar to the batter. That's right. It's so simple I can't believe I didn't think of it myself!

Cook up your little pancakes to desired doneness.

Assemble your little sandwiches. I like cheese on mine, yes I'm gross. So mine has a slice of smoked cheddar.

Mmmmmmmmm. Even Phoebes likes it. The pancake part anyway. :)


Oh how I love you! My favorite season of all.

Ok, enough of that. No more rhyming or poetry.

I am glad that Fall is nearly here. I'm so tired of the heat and humidity of Summer. My garden didn't do much this year. It was too hot for too long. Although I did have my very first home grown cantaloupe. It was delicious! Phoebe thought so too.

I'm ready to bust out the sweaters and warm, fuzzy socks. I'll have to get Phoebes used to wearing socks. She dos not tolerate anything on her feet. She rubs them together until the stuff is off of her feet. Maybe once her feet get cold enough she'll leave her socks alone.

She's cruising along holding onto the furniture, or me, now. She even took one step by herself. When she realized what she had done she plopped down on her butt. It was pretty funny. Last week she learned how to say "baby." It's her new favorite word. She hugs me, all the while patting my back, and says,"Mommy." Then she will pat her chest and say,"Baby!" She's such a smarty pants!!!!

We're fighting the never ending battle against diaper rash, yet again. Ever since the freaking Pampers Dry Max rash it seems like every other week she's got a nasty one again. Her doctor says that her skin is just super sensitive now. So I'm stripping my cloth diapers. I've ordered a different brand of detergent to wash them in. I can't use rash creams with zinc in them. She gets blisters from that. I tried a home made herbal salve. It made the rash worse. I've tried home made wipe solution and cloth wipes. Sigh. My last resort is corn starch. I started using it on her today. So, HOPEFULLY it works. Poor baby. I know she's miserable. I just want to make her feel better.

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Oops, I did it again

I neglected the blog. I just don't know how the moms of multiple children have time to blog when I can't seem to do it with one little baby.

She's not so little anymore. :( She's 9 1/2 months old now. My goodness! She has learned to crawl. I thought she was going to skip that. She's standing on her own for short periods of time. Last night she took a step, BY HERSELF! Now she has 4 teeth, the four front incisors.

In other news I have managed to knit a pair of socks. I'm thinking they will be a Christmas gift. I have two sisters-in-law that have asked me to make them some socks. So, if I can get another pair made I'll have them marked off my list. No one else, just them. If I had a working oven I would just make everyone cookies.

I also began pieceing a quilt for Phoebes. It's only a 9 patch, but I love it. Let's see if I have a pic of it.

I'm going to make borders from a dark brown, maybe with a little print in it. I'll use the same material for a back. It all depends on what Jo Ann's has in their material section and if it's on sale or not. Their stuff is kinda pricey unless it's on sale.