Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tell-All Tuesday: I'm addicted to Pinterest

Pinterest is a dangerous black hole of ideas upon ideas of millions of recipes and crafts you may never try, or outfits and home furnishings you will probably never be able to buy, or hilarious quotes and sayings you wish you could say out loud, but mostly, and most importantly, pictures of cats doing adorable things :). Seriously though, I feel like I have a whole second life planned out for myself and my family, full of expensive wardrobes and large beautiful homes full of gorgeous furniture and delicious smells of baking and slow cooker meals, that we will rarely even live in because of all of the amazing travel sites we have planned out. It is a consuming world of clicking and wishing, and I will be the first to admit that I spend way too much time engrossed in it. The worst realization is when I see my little girl acting out for attention because she is jealous of the little handheld electronic that I am immersed in. And she very well should be. Sometimes I hate that little phone for stealing my attention, but it isn't fair to blame the phone. I have complete control over what I do with it (at least I hope I do) and it is all about moderation and finding a balance. Plus, Pinterest has provided me with some of the best craft ideas and recipes I have ever tried! It's not all bad, I just need to keep in mind that there is a time and place for exploring it, and while Ellie is awake and lively is not one of those times. Today I would like to share the yummy eggnog pancake recipe that I stumbled across on Pinterest Sunday morning. I was so jealous to find what I was missing while making the cakes, but at least Kevin got to enjoy it, and breakfast was deliciously worth it.

Eggnog Pancakes

The original recipe can be found here: eggnog pancakes .

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (not in original recipe, but I think cinnamon is good in anything)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, eggnog and oil.
  • Combine the mixtures and stir until slightly lumpy.
  • Heat griddle or large skillet to medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. 
  • pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, and cook until golden.
  • Flip each pancake when tops are bubbly and edges are slightly dry (about 1 to 2 minutes per side)
  • Serve with desired toppings and enjoy! We used syrup and butter with a powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture on top :) Oh, and don't forget the coffee, so yummy!

1 comment:

  1. her nusrery is gorgeous! You have great decorating skills!