This is a vegetarian Chili recipe that I've been perfecting for years. It's really tasty, stupid healthy and will definitely warm you up on a cold day. Best served with a pan of cornbread - the non-sweetened kind!
My preferred cornbread recipe is here, though I add 1/4 shredded cheddar cheese and a diced jalapeno for interest.
2 medium yellow onions, chopped fine
4 cloves of garlic (or 3 teaspoons pre-chopped garlic)
Today's Dirty Deed: The Pumpkin Spice FrankenPancake!
What is a FrankenPancake, you might ask? Well, it's a mashup of a couple different recipes that ultimately provided one of the tastier pancakes that Laura and I have eaten - ever!
I started with a half a can of leftover pumpkin mix that Laura used to make me some Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls for my birthday (yum! give them a try), a desire for pancakes and, more specifically, a desire for buttermilk pancakes. The interwebs failed us on a recipe for all of the above, but I figured "what the hell:" we have a buttermilk pancake recipe from The Joy of Cooking that is known to be good and we also have a good recipe for pumpkin spice waffles from Epicurious, so how hard could it be to mash them up. The answer: dead simple!
1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 can pumpkin
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and make sure to break up any lumps of brown sugar
Whisk wet ingredients together in a second bowl
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently whisk them together, mixing until just combined
Spoon 1/3 cup of mix onto griddle for each pancake and cook as normal for pancakes
Stash in a warm oven until all pancakes are done
Serve with butter, maple syrup, sausage and/or bacon
Or, "Let's walk until our feet fall off and then walk some more"
Saturday morning we decided to go do some exploring. The original plan was to "wander over to the Seattle Center, grab a pastry on the way, look at the Chihuly Garden and then maybe wander up to Queen Anne for lunch - maybe 3 miles of walking all in. We also debated going to Fremont, possibly by bus. This turned into a 9+ mile hike, of course.
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We're writing this after spending all of Day 6 on the road (that would be 13 hours and nearly 650 miles) so we'll be brief. The pictures below are a preview from the Minnesota State Fair, which we attended with Marta, Mary, Rawson, Jenn and Willett.
Fried Cheese Curds!Seed Art: Gnomes for Marriage Equality (gotta love it!)Seed Art: Zombie CornAll You Can Drink Milk!Concert (Dawes)