I’m not sure what I did in a past life to deserve the life I have, but whatever it was it must have been good! I got especially lucky in the husband department. Now, I can hear a collective groan coming from the audience, but it’s the truth. Jarrod is by all accounts sensitive, respectful, caring, hardworking (the list of attributes goes on and on) but MOST importantly, he’s domestic! Okay, this may not be his most important quality, but as of late it’s a pretty great one. With a new baby in the house, it’s so nice to have a partner who can run laundry, cook meals, and help with the housework!
Case in point. I got my haircut yesterday and got talking to the stylist. She was a single mother and I sympathized aloud, “Wow, you have my respects! I could never do this on my own.” She said that actually she felt sort of lucky because she was the center of her child’s world and got all of her affection for herself, and on top of it, she only had to worry about looking after her baby and not a husband. She recounted how many of her girlfriends felt like they now had two “children” to look after once the birth of their first child. This is something that, thankfully, I just can’t relate to! I’ve certainly never professed to be a domestic diva and I would NOT want to be the only one responsible for household chores. As my husband will tell you, I’m a great cook….but when it comes to cleaning, that’s a whole other story! So, it’s nice that he’s willing to shoulder a lot of this burden. And Jarrod’s a great cook too and that’s how this whole story starts.
Jarrod got Finlay this morning, changed him and brought him up for me to feed him (as he does most mornings). Then he took him downstairs to let me get a bit more sleep while he made pancakes. And what a production he put on. They were so good and the plates were so pretty that I just had to show this to you all. Now, try not to be too jealous! This pancake recipe is fantastic and I’ll share it with you here. This one is topped with maple whipped cream, strawberries and more maple syrup and is served with breakfast sausage, bacon and more berries. Delish! This recipe serves 2 adults and a hungry baby (or child) perfectly. Double it up for more.
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- cooking spray
- Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. (I prefer to use butter in the pan over cooking spray as you don’t need to babysit the pancakes as much to prevent burning).
To make maple whipped cream. Mix 1/4 c whipping cream on high speed with 2 tsp of maple syrup until medium-stiff peaks form. Top with berries and more maple syrup. Serve immediately. Mmmmm!!!!!!