Monday, January 16, 2012


It's Monday and everyone is at home. My husband has one of a rare long weekends when he is not on-call. School is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday, hence my son is wandering around in search what other video game to play. 
I am wondering around the kitchen thinking what to make for breakfast when I see two bread rolls in my bread pot (yes, I keep my bread in a pot lined with a flour sack towel).  
They are called rolls but they are more diamond shaped. No one will eat it, I am sure. Well, lets see if I can come up with some meal. 

Whole grain  wheat "rolls"

I open refrigerator and see a carton with a weeping cream, a few zucchini, buttermilk... I think I have an idea!
Rolls are sliced and submerged into the weeping cream. While they are pre-soaking, I peal the zucchini, shred it, add a little salt and let it stand in a colander. 
By this time bread is ready to go in a blender for a couple of pulses. 
In the mixing ball I add a cup of all purpose flour, 1/2 a cup corn flour, 3 eggs, salt, granulated garlic, squeezed zucchini, 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. 
I give it a few good stirs and add the mixture from the blender, stir well again and adjust the batter with buttermilk and some more flour. 

Then I let the batter rest for 15 min (I use my kitchen friend Mister Timer for this). 
When  Mister Timer calls for me, I give the batter another good stir and cook my little savory pancakes until golden-brown on both sides. 

By the time I am ready to call for breakfast, I turn my head and see both of my hungry men coming downstairs: 
"Something smells very good", my husband murmurs. 
"Can we eat now?", ads my son. 
Perfect timing, yes, we can eat now. 
Breakfast is ready!
I love my zucchini pancakes with pickles, my boys - with a sour cream.


Now, well nourished I am ready for some adventures. Temperature outside is in low 70's (21C). I need some fresh air. Where would I go? If I were in Seattle, I would go for a hike, probably Mount Si
Let me see where the road will take me in Fort Smith...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian


  1. I like where your creativity took you! What fun pancakes.

    I lived in Bellevue for 10 years...I miss driving up I-90 right by Mt. Si.

  2. What a coincidence - we lived in Bellevue for 10 years too, near the Crossroads. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

  3. What a GREAT idea to use up what you have! Not only that, they look absolutely amazing! I hope you had a GREAT day off!

  4. Thank you Ann. I don't think I've done "scrap" meal before. But it worked and was very good. There is a scrapbooking, now we have a scrapbreakfast! :)

  5. What a great idea!I love it. following you back.


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