Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snow Ice Cream

We used to do this when I was a kid growing up in a tiny town called Manhattan in Nevada (population 17, six of which was our family). You can imagine that ice cream and entertainment were in short supply. So whenever we were in the mood and the snow was very fresh we would make this. Definitely not for the Mysophobic in your family, but really fun and easy and fast for the kiddos. Trust me it will be a hit.
Fluffy Snow
Flavoring (I used vanilla)

Fill a bowl with snow about half full. Slowly add and stir cream, milk, & sugar in until it's about the consistency of soft serve and it tastes how you like it. Add your flavoring and stir. Enjoy!

If it gets too soft, just add more snow.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whole Wheat & Oatmeal Pancake Mix - Revised

I love that I can make these guys any morning I want to and they are done in about five minutes! Added bonus is that they are healthy! And did I mention that they taste great too? I top them with a little yogurt and that helps keep the sugar content down a bit and it tastes good too.

Makes 11 cups of dry mix

3 1/2 cups quick oats
5 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups milled flax seed (oh so good for you)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 cup canola oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixer with a paddle. With mixer on slow speed, drizzle the canola oil into the bowl slowly while the mixer is running. Mix for about a half a minute to distribute oil evenly. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature or months in the refrigerator.
To make the pancakes:
Whisk together:
1 cup of mix
1 cup buttermilk (a combination of a few tablespoons of plain yogurt and milk will also work. I also just use milk in a pinch)
1 egg
1tsp. Vanilla
The mixture may seem thin at first but the oats will soak up the milk as it stands while the griddle preheats. Heat a griddle and drop the batter onto it. When the edges look dry and bubbles come to the surface and don't break, turn the pancake over to finish cooking on the second side.
*1 cup of mix will make about 7 4-inch pancakes. 100 Calories Each.

Tip: Use Yogurt instead of syrup or jam for a healthier alternative! Yummy!