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Not your Mom’s pancakes…

October 4, 2015

IMG_9025Hey All !!!  It’s been a while…

Wow !!!  This summer came and went, and it was a doozy!!    I’ve been so busy camping with my lovely wife and our horses at Jack Brooks Horse Camp in La Honda, California, (Pescadero Creek Park) for five different long weekends in June, July, August, and September…  with another planned at the end of October…  20150917_191327_resized Burrrrrr…. (if you come by La Honda, you’ve gotta stop at Apple Jacks… a local’s tavern, over a hundred years young…  the floors squeak under your feet, the ceiling is classic…  all made from redwood trees from the area…  pool table, juke box, good vibes, and fooz-ball too…)  What’s cool is we figured out how to horse-back-ride from Jack Brooks Camp to Apple Jacks (uh oh…)…    It takes a little over an hour to get there on horse back, and a little less to get back, up-hill, movin’ out…

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I was also camping in the sierras above Sonora over a long labor day-week-end-week with my MPSMC buddies at Kennedy Meadows, off of highway 108…  Great Time !!!  Riding Horses over granite boulders up to 7000 ft… 20150903_122036_resized I made it to the finals in the horse-shoe tournament, (didn’t win), shot gun trap shootin’, pistol target shootin’, fishin’, ridin’ pokerin’

20150903_214053_resized_1domino’in, cribbage’in,, novel readin’, axe throwin’ blow gun spittin’, great food eatin’ good times…

The summer also included managing the Norcal Junior rodeo at the MPSMC, and the golf tournament for Friends of Kids, both in July…

Oh yea…  also, the Shack Riders Cuban Festa in August…  we cooked all kinds of pork, chicken stew and black beans…  with Mojitos , of course…  and meringue musico  dancing…   aye  yay  ayay…

Anyway…   that’s pretty much why I was not so present at Apply Heat And Eat…  my bad…

But what got me back to this blog is this morning’s pancake surprise !!!

We all like pancakes…   even those who may not pick them first…   but forget the Bisquick, egg, and milk route…

My advice is to get the cheapest pancake mix, add water only type…  and use root beer for the liquid…    this way, you don’t have to add almond extract or vanilla to the mix…   in this morning’s case, I used the “Small Town Brewery” brand…  “not your father’s root beer”,   “Ale with a taste of spices”…  Ok, That’s a lot of stuff, but it’s all on the label…

It’s an alcohol Ale that tastes like root beer !!!     My friend, Donna Sullivan gave me a six pack a while back when she was visiting from Massachusetts…  It’s really good…

Anyway…  simply use the root beer in place of the “add water only” and you’ll have a great tasting, fully flavored pancake, that might not even need maple syrup…  Why?  What flavors are in root beer?…     Vanilla, Molasses, Anise, Ginger, Cinnamon, Food coloring…  It’s All there !!   But,  ok…  use syrup anyway…    OMG !!!  try it !!

Warm the tummies for your loved ones…  young or old…  flavors RULE !!

Until next time…  Happy Heating !!Featured Image -- 651

 

 

Mark Musante

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