Sunday, August 28, 2011

Why it's been quiet...

...We're in the process of moving!  We're very excited but the last two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind.  I was offered a job on the 12th, accepted it on the 15th, tried to pack as much as possible and drove to southern North Carolina from central Pennsylvania so I could start my new job on the 18th.  Unfortunately there wasn't room to take the sewing machine (or much of anything, to be honest) on the trip down, especially considering that we didn't know how long we'd be staying in a hotel before we found a place to live.

We found a place to live, but even if we'd had room for the machine no sewing would have gotten done.  Being a teacher is hard work, add in extra paperwork to fill out because you're new and need an alternative entry licence and I haven't been doing much except work since we got down here.  Right now I should be lesson planning, but I wanted to give anyone who was interested an update on what was going on. ;)

I'm hoping that sewing will occur in September as we get into our new routines (and I get my machine moved!)

Until later!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Going to be Quiet...

...There's a lot of life change stuff going on around here, so I probably won't be posting much until after Labor Day.  Sorry about being secretive, but when things are a bit more settled I'll let you know what's been happening.  I promise! :)

Until later!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Fair - Pumpkin Pie Pancakes!

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair

AnneMarie at Gen X Quilters is hosting Summer Fair: A Quilt and Recipe Show.  I haven't finished a quilt yet, so I don't have an entry for that category.  However, I do have a recipe to share with you!

You know that can of pumpkin pie mix that gets bought by mistake, then sits in cupboard until it gets donated or tossed?  (That's what usually happens here.)  That darn can of pie mix sat in the cupboard, taunting us, daring us to find a use for it.  So we did.  We had a pumpkin muffin recipe that we liked, but wanted something that was quicker, so we decided to throw some pumpkin in the pancake batter.  We love the results and only rarely make pancakes without pumpkin now.  Puppy Boy, who's a picky eater, devours these!  

Many of you may be familiar with buckwheat, but not sorghum flour.  Puppy Boy and I are gluten free for health reasons, this means we don't eat anything with wheat, rye, or barley.  Sorghum flour can be difficult to find, so feel free to substitute a different flour of your choice if you can't find it, or if you choose not to use it.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Dry Ingredients
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup sorghum flour
4 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients
2/3 cup canned pumpkin pie mix or 2/3c canned pumpkin and 1/2t pumpkin pie spice mix
2 cup milk (use less or add more according to preference)
4 Teaspoon melted butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Measure the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Mix until combined. 

Cook on griddle. 
Makes about 24 4 inch pancakes.

Until later!