Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hootin' Annies

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It has been forever since I posted any recipes but I have pledged to be more diligent beginning today.

I wanted to start back with a recipe that has taken over breakfast in my home. A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of watching my nephews. When I asked Abe what he wanted for breakfast he first said scrambled eggs and pancakes and then he said no hootandannys (I spelled it how it sounded when he said it). I told him I had never made this and had no idea what it was but that me, google, and our trusty computer could surely find the recipe. Sure enough I got a hit on the first try..."Hootin' Annies" . The excitement didn't end there for me though because when I saw the brief list of ingredients, 5 to be exact I was delighted and then I nearly fell over from my enthusiasm when I saw that all I needed do to prepare this dish was to mix the first 4 ingredients in a blender and pre-heat my oven. BUT the thing that topped it all off was that these things tasted like heaven. Yes, heaven I say...melt in your mouth creamy, buttery, sweet heaven. And you'll never believe this but Abe said they tasted just like his Mom's. Now that is any kid's compliment to end all compliments. Needless to say my family asks for them at least once a week and my husband even more :) So, go ahead and see for yourself what I am a talkin about! Oh and most importantly you serve them with your favorite syrup or fruit and powdered sugar or just powdered sugar or just fruit or freezer get the idea :). PS Hootin Annies are also known as German pancake PSS This is a wonderful breakfast recipe for these busy Holiday mornings.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 TBS butter
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13 casserole dish by placing the butter in the bottom. Mix the first four ingredients in the blender. Once the oven is heated place the casserole dish in the oven to melt the butter. Remove the pan from the oven and pour batter in pan. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 18 minutes NO PEEKING! Remove from oven, pancake should be very high and fluffly (see picture). Cut into squares and serve immediately.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another Year of Firsts

2010 has been another year of firsts for my boys - Joaquin...

1st Soccer game and first GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

1st Dance class - I have NO pictures of this first. I swear I intended to bring my camera each week so I could take pictures but I even forgot to bring it the day of the recital. shame on me...Bad Mommy :)

1st Karate belt - (He is currently a yellow belt)

1st Day of School -

1st Solo in sacrament meeting - Joaquin was asked to sing the Jonah verse of "Follow the Prophet" and sing he did! ...that's what Jonah learned DEEP DOWN inside the whale.

1st overnighter with Grandmommie Jacqi

1st 4th of July with Abuelos

1st Sunday in Spanish - (we are attending the Spanish ward)

Acting debut - He played the herald in the "King Benjamin" know the one that told everyone it was time to head to the temple to listen to the King :)

1st guitar lesson - Joaquin loves music and continues to strive and learn from Dad all he can about strumming the guitar.

1st time realizing his little brother is also his best friend!


1st climb out of the crib (he has been climbing into it for about 9 months)

1st time sleeping in a real big boy bed

1st time getting all Mommy's attention to himself (for a couple of hours:)

1st "Boondocks" adventure

1st encounter with nectarines and peaches....YUMMY!

1st sleepover with Abe and Elijah

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