Sunday Morning Pancakes

by NAA

Yuba&CuddlesI woke up at about 4am this morning to what seemed to be the sound of a high-pressure hose power washing my window. It wasn’t a hose, but the rain continued pelting so hard that I had to put in ear plugs to fall asleep again. Thankfully Linda’s husband Kevin had warned me that my south-facing window would likely bear the brunt of the weather through the night and had provided the earplugs before I turned in for the night.

This morning I made oatmeal banana pancakes (a fantastic recipe from Margaret Campbell in Arkansas) and talked with David for a while by phone as I watched sheets of rain whip past the window and across the hills. The temperature is dropping by the minute and the ground is absolutely soaked. I wouldn’t mind riding in the rain, but the wind gusts are strong enough that I’d worry about keeping my wheels on the ground. Looks like a day for the rollers.

The cat and the dog (Cuddles and Yuba) are curled up together, sleeping on their cozy little bed. They know how to enjoy a Sunday at home. For me, however, it is time to chamois up and pedal fast in the garage. Once I’m finished with my workout, I’ll be able to join the furry ones and curl up by the fire to enjoy this crazy low pressure system while I stretch and sip on some hot tea. It ain’t a bad life.

Oatmeal Pancakes

(from the kitchen of Margaret Campbell in Little Rock, Arkansas)

1 cup quick oats (I also use old fashioned rolled oats)

1 cup milk

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1 TBSP sugar

Combine these ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

then add to the wet ingredients.

Finally, mix in

2 TBSP melted butter.

Cook pancakes over medium high heat.

To make banana oatmeal pancakes, add two mashed bananas to the wet ingredients before adding the flour mixture.