Oven Pancake

4 large eggs
1 cup sifted flour
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 T. unsalted butter
confectioners sugar

Heat oven to 425. Whisk eggs, flour, milk, salt and nutmeg until well combined. Batter may be slightly lumpy (even better if batter is made the night before and refrigerated over night). Melt butter and pour into 9 by 13 pan. Pour batter into pan and put in heated oven. Bake until golden brown and puffy (10-12 minutes). Serve with powdered sugar and jam.

Noodles with Spicy Sesame Dressing

1 lb spaghetti (we like Barilla Plus)
1 head broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
4 T. sugar
4 T. rice vinegar
2 T. hot chili oil
4 T. toasted sesame seeds

Cook noodles according to package directions, adding broccoli for last 5 minutes. Drain.

Whisk together remaining ingredients. Toss with noodles and vegetables.

We served this with "Yoshida's" chicken (tuna for the cyclist). I only added 1 T. of the hot chili oil, because my kids are a bit wimpy when it comes to spicy. This would be great with all sorts of veggies.

Cynthia: I'm trading this recipe for an invite next time you go see the Thunder.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Warm Buttermilk Syrup

My family doesn’t eat big breakfasts. That’s because I’m not a “big breakfast” eater, so I don’t make them. At 7:00 in the morning, about the only thing I can digest is some yogurt or my mini wheats. My girls think they are getting the spa treatment when I slice a fresh banana over the top of their honey nut cheerios. I love breakfast foods. A couple nights a month we just have breakfast for dinner.
Until now.
In our ten years of marriage, this is the first time that we have 1:00-4:00 church. Missing our Sunday nap has made us cranky. To compensate, we lie around in bed until about ten. Rolling into the kitchen at 11:00, it’s brunch time. Now that’s a meal I enjoy.
It’s my goal this year to make my family a good, hot brunch each Sunday.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Warm Buttermilk Syrup
2 eggs
3 cups buttermilk
4 T. oil
2 1/2 cups flour
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 T. baking powder

In large bowl, mix eggs, buttermilk and oil. Add dry ingredients and combine. Because this batter is so thick, we cooked them slowly on our griddle at about 200 degrees.


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. Karo syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring butter, buttermilk, sugar and Karo syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and add soda and vanilla. Serve warm. (This will keep well in the fridge for a couple of weeks, just warm it again to serve.)