We get into food routines and sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit. I made buttermilk pancakes today with ground flax seed and oatmeal. Pancakes are so easy to make from scratch and are really inexpensive to boot. All you need is a cup of AP flour, a Tbls of baking powder a pinch of baking soda (baking soda and baking powder activate at different temps) a pinch of salt, an egg, some oil or butter and buttermilk (or any kind of milk). Mix it up (don’t over mix, those unsightly lumps are ok….as Alton Brown would say….”Just walk away, walk away”). Add a bit of oil to a medium hot pan and make pancakes. They can be held in a warm oven if the rest of the family tends to not get up at 7:00am like you do. Along with the PC’s I made some side meat, which is basically bacon that has not been cure and salted. So it’s just meat with no sodium nitrates or other bad stuff. Your grocery store may have it. If they do it’s usually hidden in the dark recesses of the meat department along with the offal, shanks and hocks. Really the best stuff that everyone is afraid of.

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