1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt, optional
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, well-beaten
1/2 cup water
Sift together all dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and eggs. Thin batter with 1/2 cup water. Batter should be thin. Pour a tablespoon of batter onto hot, greased griddle; flip once. These should be the size of silver dollars. Keep stirring batter because cornmeal has a tendency to settle to the bottom of the bowl.
Makes 8 servings. Mamas Corner.
HOLE IN ONE
One slice of bread (any kind)
Biscuit cutter or juice glass
Spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and set it aside.
Butter the piece of bread on one side. Put it butter-side-down in the frying
pan. Butter the side on top. (Using a rubber spatula makes this easier.)
With a biscuit cutter or the rim of a juice glass, stamp a hole in the
center of the slice of bread. Put the circle you’ve cut out next to the
slice of bread in the pan.
Put the pan on medium heat and wait until the bread starts to fry. Then
crack an egg and drop it into the hole in the bread. (If you’re really
hungry, you can use two eggs.) Add salt and pepper to the egg if you wish.
When the egg has cooked on the bottom, flip the whole thing, bread and all,
with a pancake turner. Also flip the cutout circle of bread. Fry until the
egg is done the way you want it.
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
3 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup desired cheese, grated
Fry bacon; cut into small strips. Save 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings in skillet. Place green pepper and onion in skillet. Place potatoes in skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fry until golden brown, stirring often. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Break eggs over potatoes in pan and cook over low heat until eggs are set, stirring constantly.
Makes 6 servings.
Highly Unorthodox French Toast
1/4 cup triple sec or orange liqueur
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (16 ounce) loaf brioche or challah (egg bread), cut into 12 thick slices
Beat together eggs, triple sec, maple syrup, cream and cinnamon in large bowl until smooth. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in large skillet over medium heat. Dip 4 slices of bread in egg mixture until well-saturated. Saute in butter, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to warm serving platter. Dust with powdered sugar. Keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread, adding more butter to skillet as needed. Dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with orange slices.
Makes 6 servings.
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, browned, drained
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 (4 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Mix together eggs, milk, salt and pepper; set aside. Combine sausage with brown rice. Place crescent rolls in lightly greased electric skillet. Spoon rice mixture and spaghetti sauce over rolls and top with Cheddar cheese. Pour egg mixture over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut in wedges or squares to serve.
so there was a bit of a change of plan this morning. there was a staff meeting, so instead of cooking our vegetable and bean casserole, we practiced for our skills demo, which is next thursday. we have to cook a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner from scratch for it. next week we are just doing the breakfast and lunch, it has to be a vegetarian menu. so for breakfast i decided to make a fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt and flax seeds. for lunch i decided to make a mixed salad with lettuce, peppers, tomatos, cucumber and feta cheese in it. i only practiced making the fruit salad this morning. it went really well. i managed to do it with little to no assistance. i ate it once i’d made it. it was so good. i feel confident that i can do it again next week without any trouble.
eggs and toast for breakfast this morning. I’m getting addicted to eggs. boiled eggs. On my plan they are free. Free means I can eat as many of them as I want. They dont count and I wont put on weight from them, but why then are they meant to be bad for cholesterol? I ate two for breakfast. They tasted so good, with a little salt and pepper on them. Yum!