Saturday, July 12, 2008

Peer pressure

Everywhere I turned, they were there. Beany was doing it. Green Bean was doing it. Eco 'Burban Mom was doing it. And then, just when I thought the rage had passed and I was in the clear... Arduous did it. Could I stand the pressure? Did I even have what it takes? Finally, when I couldn't take it any more, I caved to the peer pressure. 

Yep, I decided to try out Melinda's Yogurt Pancakes. Honestly, I couldn't figure out what the big deal was. I mean they're pancakes. They're just pancakes. And they are WHITE FLOUR pancakes. Enh. But to treat my hubby after a rough couple days on the job, I decided to make dinner (yeah, don't pass out, I do occasionally cook for him, too). About lunch time, I whipped up a batch and stuck it in the fridge (the recipe suggests to let them sit for awhile so the baking soda interacts with the yogurt). As soon as we arrived home from the dairy pick-up with our weekly supply of milk, I headed for the kitchen to whip these things up. Geez! Seriously, what's the big deal? It's just a pancake and everyone acts like it's the hottest thing on the culinary runway or something. How silly to make a big deal out of... Mmm... You know, that's actually... Mmmm... Um, excuse me a sec... Mmmmmmmmmm... 

Holy flapjack, Batman! These things rock! I am SO not kidding. I mean, they're really... They're just so... How would you describe it? I... I don't know... I'm speechless. It's not like any other pancake I've had. I mean, even the batter - I know you aren't supposed to eat the batter and all, but even the batter tastes good. Pancake batter isn't supposed to taste good. I've tried it. It's gross. And whether they're plain, buttered, maple or strawberry syrup-ed, they're just... YUM! So, yeah. Ok. I get it now. I TOTALLY get it. 

So, hop to it. If you want to be cool like us, you have to make these pancakes, too. No, I'm not kidding. Get a move on it. You'll thank me later, I promise!

10 comments:

eco 'burban mom said...

Seriously, addictingly good, aren't they? I make them a few times a week now and I have no guilt. They are local and chock full of protein so they fill my boys up! :o) Glad you made them, I bet your hubby was happy too!

Beany said...

This peer pressure at least feeds you compared with the other types.

Aren't they fab? Its what's for breakfast this morning.

Green Bean said...

Hilarous! I made them for my parents this weekend and they were likewise speechless - mostly because their mouths were full. I'm thinking Melinda should put out some sort of cookbook or something because these were the best darn pancakes I've ever eaten!

Lisa Sharp said...

Thanks for posting this. I will have to try these!

Also your blog is awesome! :)

Come over to mine and check out my eco-friendly giveaway.

Now I must quit reading your blog and go clean. :(

Heather @ SGF said...

Eco 'burban mom - No kidding! I couldn't believe it! I think Dave really like 'em too. He had his with homemade butter and homemade pancakes syrup. Mmmm.

Beany - You got that right. I had the leftovers this morning for breakfast. Yum!

Green Bean - That's definitely a recipe to bring out for company. Impress them with your skills. :)

Lisa Sharp - Clean? What's that? No, you should make pancakes instead. Really, it's more fun and trust me, it tastes WAY better.

Melinda said...

: ) I'm so glad I've spread so much love!! And I'm proud of my little recipe!

ib mommy said...

My kid said these were bland and tasteless! So, I got to eat the whole batch right by myself stuffing them in my face as soon as they came out of the pan. They're one of the reasons I'm afraid of your no graze challenge:)

Lisa Sharp said...

Those are awesome reasons! :)

Melissa said...

Ok, fine, you've pressured me into it. I'll make them this week! But if all my blogging friends jumped off a bridge, I wouldn't, just for the record...

Heather @ SGF said...

Melinda - you should be. Those 'cakes are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

ib mommy - yeah, I nibbled on the first one while I was cooking too. Just to see how they tasted, of course - yeah right! No need to be afraid of the challenge. As I've said to the others, if it's too big, break it down. Be mindful for one day a week or one meal a day. Start small and work your way up. Mindfulness is a life-long journey. Go at your own pace.

lisa - well, I'd do about anything to get out of cleaning, so...

melissa - yeah! You're gonna love them!