Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lemon Dutch Babies=A Huge Hit with the Husband!

Today was our 4th dinner this week around the dining room table!

I made 2 brand new recipes and both were a hit--a minor miracle in and of itself!

Tonight the new recipe was German pancakes. We call them dutch babies because that's what they call them at one of our favorite breakfast restaurants.

We love breakfast for dinner. This might be the husband's favorite breakfast meal I've ever made. He kept "Mmmming" through the meal. I don't think I've ever heard him "Mmmm" over my cooking before.

1/4 cup butter (the best thing next to bacon)

3 eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

2 Lemons sliced into wedges

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put the butter into a 10 inch oven proof skillet (you can also use a 9 inch round baking dish or pie dish)

2. Mix the eggs, flour, milk, and salt in a blender

3. When the butter has melted, pull out the oven rack and quickly pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the pancake is puffed up and lightly browned. It will flatten slightly after it comes out of the oven.

4. Cut the pancake into wedges and serve on individual plates. Squeeze the lemon on top and sprinkle with powdered sugar. A few of my kids put grandma's homemade strawberry jam and syrup on theirs.
This recipe makes 1 dutch baby. I made 3 for our family, cooking 2 at first and then 1. The 2 lemons and 3/4 cup of powdered sugar was enough for all three.

We had some great family time around the table. As soon as we sat down the 2 year old asked the 17 year old, "What did the Dr. say Jax?" He had been to the eye Dr earlier in the day and she was so concerned about her big brother. Today was Dad's first day of school so he told us (between "Mmmm's") about his funny math teacher (thank the heavens for good math teachers!) and what a lifesaver the website has been this semester. Wish we'd found it sooner! The 7th grader filled us in on the do's and don'ts of the Jr High world and the 10th grader told us she had lunch with 5 guys today (she was the only girl). The husband asked her if the guys knew they were having lunch with her--ha!

We added cheesy hash browns and I had good intentions of adding fruit but was an almoster and didn't make it to the store.

The 2 year old asked for more "pancake pizza" :)
D shares that A woman at the supermarket was heard to say, "I'm sick and tired of planning meals. I'm just going to kick the shelf and cook whatever falls down." Almost every homemaker feels this way occasionally. What she needs is some new ideas--a recipe exchange with a neighbor or a few minutes browsing through the pages of a tantalizing cookbook.
Stay tuned for next week's BFF projects where I'll be trying out new recipes for Sweet n Sour Chicken and Homemade Mac n Cheese :)

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