Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eat For Two

Now, nobody get a wild hair that I am pregnant from this post title! It just happens to be a favorite old song of mine and kinda fits this subject. lol! Anyway, I thought I would put up this recipe for a very good, and a little unusual pancake, that I happened upon. I like this recipe because it has a high protein content, as opposed to most pancakes that are all carbs. Due to being slightly hypoglycemic, I can't eat a lot of sweets or high carb meals. I have to have enough protein to balance it and this protein helps me have the energy to do the kind of work I do also. This recipe is just about right for 2 people but it can easily be cut in half.

Churchill House Cottage Cheese Pancakes

4 eggs
1 cup small-curd cottage cheese ( I use the low-fat)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 or 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
now, the original recipe calls for 6 tablespoons but I cut it to 2 or so with no problem. You could probably cut it more or maybe substitute a couple of tablespoons of a light cooking oil.

Beat eggs in a bowl; stir in cottage cheese. Add flour and mix until just blended but still lumpy. And melted butter (or oil) and blend gently to combine.
Melt a pat of butter or add a little oil to a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto the skillet. Cook until edges are golden brown and bubbles form. Turn and cook until light golden brown.
You can serve these with syrup but I like to add a little fruit too. What you see in the photo is sliced bananas that I quickly sauteed in a little butter. I top the pancakes with the bananas and then pour a little syrup over it all. Yuuuuuuummmm!

Well, I meant to get a post up yesterday for Solstice but things have been a bit busy around here. I did get my tree up and decorated and I have still had a few people coming by to purchase some pottery for Christmas gifts. In fact, Rurality and a couple of other local friends all met here this morning to peruse crafts and purchase stuff. I scored some of the great soap for gifts and they got some pottery to give! And we got to visit and talk for a while. I haven't even had a lot of time to visit my blogs I like to read; but I will catch up to ya'll!
I will try to post again soon and let ya'll in on some of the goings-on around here, complete with pics of decorations and all that sort of stuff.

*10,000 Maniacs


HermitJim said...

I like the sound of the pancakes! Pretty to look at as well!

Sounds like you have things well under control! Happy that your holidays are shaping up nicely!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Annie, thanks for the recipe post - we wil try this one after the holiday rush. Looks good with the bananas on top and the side of bacon too (Grenville's favorite). Glad everything is going well and we all get behind during this season. Posting is a break (for me) from the holiday visit of relatives. BTW, our blog title is The Frog and PenguINN - we like the spelling variation and it's not really an inn.
Happy holiday season!

JOJO said...

Thanks for the recipe I will try that when I go camping or just here in my kitchen.
Forgot to tell you I love your stain glass window. Great pictures of flowers. I need to get out and update my blog soon too.

Jenn said...

Yum. I've been thinking about pancakes, but the whole wheat ones I haven't got the knack of yet (either raw in the middle or way too crispy)

I might give these a try. They sound yummy!

Rusty said...

Have a great holiday season. One thing I keep in mind as the winter season sets in - spring is just around the corner - and more important, the days now start to get longer. ATB! Rob

edifice rex said...

Hey Guys! thanks! and Merry Christmas to all of ya'll!

Mom said...

Wow Annie, yum-just made this for my xmas eve breakfast and it was delicious and I felt like I was eating healthy too. Thank you-happy holidays! Jane in Maine

Beau said...

Those look simply delicious... wishing you a Merry Christmas and even better New Year!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jane! Great!! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I think they are really yummy too.

Hey Beau! thank you very much! And a very Merry Christmas to you also. Good to hear from you.