A Pancake Love Story
Feb. 1, 2010 3:26 pm
Updated: Feb. 2, 2010 4:07 pm
Saturday was the end of our menu week, and there wasn't much in the fridge. Husband felt like something Mexican,
so I went to the trusty ingredient search here on AR. You wouldn't
think I would find many recipes to use up half an avocado, pancake mix,
and sour cream.
Well- Avocado Stuffed Yams and Jalapeno Pancakes
sounded pretty good to me! I knew that husband wouldn't be thrilled,
because he thinks I experiment on him too much. But it is kind of
Mexican, right? He wasn't thrilled. He thought it was weird and would
make ok side dishes but not a MEAL.
We were at happy hour not
feeling very happy. I was feeling unappreciated and he was feeling
underfed. We sulked for a few minutes, then both looked at each other.
"Skirt Steak", he said
"Rolled in the pancake!" I finished.
(This is why we can't play Trivial Pursuit AGAINST each other...same brain.)
it was perfect! (And we were both happy). The Jalapeno Pancakes are just pancakes with about half
a can of jalapenos... we grilled the skirt steak and added sour cream
and cilantro, then rolled up the pancake. It was kind of like a thick
crepe! The Avocado Stuffed Yams were also great...you wouldn't think
the flavors would go together so well. Our avocado was a day old and
slightly brown, so this dish would have been prettier with a new
avocado. But we both agreed this was one of the best meals in a while.
We spent $90.63 this week, so about $15 into vacation fund, and this is what we ate:
Sunday- Chicken Sandwiches with Pesto from our garden
Monday- Salsa Meatloaf with Parmesan Potatoes
Tuesday- Soup and Salad
Thursday- Pesto Pasta
Friday- Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Pizza
Saturday- Pancakes and Yams
Our tomato did fantastic this week! If you remember, here he was a week ago:
And here he is today! We actually have one little tomato, too!
Hope everyone has a great week!