Of Floppy Pancakes and Chicken

Our breakfast-for-dinner meal turned out pretty good…all except for the pancakes. I am not exactly sure what happened there. I had made them before, and the pancakes were awesome. The recipe came from the Taste and Tell recipes from Sue Gregg’s website. You can buy her whole collection if you want to spend the money, but she also has a sampling of her recipes as well for free. Anyway, her buttermilk pancake recipe was so good the first time I made it. This time, I had made the batter up on Saturday afternoon and put it in the fridge until yesterday evening. Maybe that had something to do with it. The pancakes turned out floppy and dense. I had to lather mine with syrup to make it palatable. I am not giving up on the recipe though. They are excellent if you make them right.

For dinner tonight, we went to Hardees. I hadn’t been there in probably a couple of years. I wasn’t really in the mood for anything too fatty and was looking for something chicken-y. I found two grilled chicken sandwiches and one crispy chicken sandwich. Everything else was beef, beef, and more beef. You know, I think it’s kind of ironic that McDonald’s has gotten so much publicity and flack for their menu items being so unhealthy. Um, hello? Has anyone stepped into a Hardees? Come on, now. They have all these sandwiches loaded with all kinds of good stuff (cheese, bacon, cheese, more bacon, at least two patties of beef, did I mention cheese?) that has no place in your arteries. When it comes to healthy options, I would much rather have McDonald’s. So, at Hardees I ended up getting their BBQ chicken sandwich. The other grilled chicken sandwich option had bacon on it which is good but not what I was interested in. The verdict on the sandwich was…it was great, actually was the best chicken sandwich I’d had in a long time! I like BBQ sauce but don’t fix BBQ’d things very often because David doesn’t like it that much. Maybe that’s why Hardees can get away with fixing such unhealthy things because the quality is so much better, whereas when you go to McDonald’s, you know you’re getting…well…McDonald’s.

In other news, we got our Lumina out of the shop today. Our poor car had to be towed to the repair shop because it wouldn’t start last week. What happened was the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The weird thing was that we had the same problem last year and got it fixed. Thankfully, it was under warranty so didn’t get charged for the labor or parts! We got our air conditioner recharged and that was the only thing we had to pay for. Because I was without a car for almost a week, I wasn’t able to go grocery shopping until today. It had been nearly two weeks since I went grocery shopping so things were running a little low (I usually do my grocery shopping weekly). It was kind of fun, though, to see what I could come up with. I think we probably could have gone another day or two. We were out of some staples like milk (although I do have powdered milk in the pantry but who wants to drink that?). So, I loaded up today on groceries. I’m going to see if I can go another two weeks without shopping. I may have to get some milk as we will probably run out of that before the two weeks are up, though.

I’m going to wrap this up for now. It’s getting late and I went to bed too late last night. I am noticing that I can really ramble on here. I was just starting to write about something else when I realized that I could go on and on. So, until next time, good night!

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