Monday, September 6, 2010

What? No Buttermilk???

Usually, I am very aware of what is in my fridge. Usually, I have all of the necessary ingredients for a recipe.  Usually I recognize the difference between an opened and an unopened container on the top shelf in the fridge, even if it is located in the back.  The important word here is usually. Every morning I consider black coffee to be in its very own important food group. So this AM after enjoying a cup of my necessary first food group, I was ready to start in on the Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes for breakfast. The variety of pancakes we did not have last weekend.  I was envisioning a breakfast of light fluffy cakes dotted with dark blueberries.  A stream of maple syrup would be dripping down the pile on a plate. Yummy!

After the majority of ingredients were ready, only the liquid needed to be added to the batter. Once again the fridge door was opened, but the familiar quart container of Fat Free Buttermilk was no where to be seen. So, thinking way back into the depths of the memory to what I sometimes did years ago when 1 Cup of Buttermilk was needed but not to be found...  1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice is placed in a liquid measuring cup and Milk added to make 1 Cup. O.K. I needed 3 Cups, easy enough. I had Lemon Juice and I had 1% Milk.

The resulting batter was o.k. The pancakes tasted good. Maple Syrup did roll down the stack just as I had envisioned. :) There were many pancakes to place in our freezer - always an added plus.  My DH gave them 2 thumbs up!  Sweet! 

However, my light fluffy cakes dotted with dark blueberries were no where to be seen. :( You know the expression - Flat as a Pancake.

Well, last week the opened quart container in the fridge had been tossed, because it only contained a small portion of Buttermilk.  The grocery list containing the word Buttermilk was lost on the way to the grocery store.  Then, getting ready to drive into Boston for the Boston College Football game took top billing. 

Ah, next time I better double check the Fat Free Buttermilk situation.  My flat pancakes tasted good and more are located in our freezer.  But more importantly, BC won the game!  :)


Pam said...

Bet they were great! I've done the buttermilk thing also. Love that football!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

LOL - I think this has happened to every one of us. Sorry they didn't live up to your expectations.

Jeff said...

Mmmmm. I bet one of your sons would have gobbled down those pancakes even without the buttermilk.