Lest my brother should feel shunned by my post this past Tuesday, I also want to acknowledge that he gave me some of my favorite Christmas gifts too! Per my request, my brother gave me a bunch of books from my Amazon Wish List, one of which was “How to Sew a Button (And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew)” by Erin Bried.
As many of you already know, I’m trying to simplify, almost to the point of hearkening back to the “good ole days” and this book is fantastic and in line with my new mission as it dispenses advice and treasured wisdom from grandmothers from all across the country (with a focus on those who survived the Great Depression) on the lost art of housekeeping! It’s a money-saving, heartwarming, life-simplifying guide for a simpler, sweeter and richer life!
Some posts include how to grow your own vegetables, how to knit a scarf, and how to use baking soda and vinegar to clean almost anything without toxic chemicals. One of my favorites is the recipe for blueberry pancakes, which I’m sharing with you below! No need to buy the stuff from a box when you can make the authentic pancake batter here. It is absolutely delicious!
1 egg (beaten but not conquered)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons canola oil (or melted butter) – Of course, I prefer the melted butter!
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ¼ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1. In a large bowl, mix your egg, milk, oil (or butter), and sugar.
2. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour, salt and baking powder and don’t worry too much about the lumps.
3. Add the blueberries to the batter.
4. Add a pat of butter or a drizzle of oil to a frying pan and bring it to a sizzle on medium heat.
5. Using a ladle, drop some batter into the center of the pan to form a pancake of your desired size. A ¼ cup drop will yield about 9 palm-sized pancakes.
6. When the edges begin to bubble up, flip the pancake over.
7. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from heat and serve.