Sunday, September 14, 2008

a taste of the season

It's my favorite time of year - not just because it cools down here in Arizona, but I love leaves changing, the spices in the air, Disneyland at Halloween or Christmas, sweaters, warm blankets, and snuggling in with a good book or movie (also Nov 26th marks my birthday) - anyway for those of you fellow lovers of fall, I thought I'd share my favorite seasonal recipe thanks to my brother-in-law Lloyd who introduced me to this scrumptious delight. Pumpkin Pancakes
1 cup flour
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
2 Tbs. oil
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, set aside. Whisk egg yolks, milk, pumpkin, and oil in a separate bowl. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter. Pour onto hot grease griddle & enjoy!
yield: 8 - 12 pancakes. Serve with Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 Tb. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tb. corn starch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. In a sauce pan heat water, apple juice or cider, and lemon juice. Slowly add dry ingredients, stirring as you add. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Lower heat & simmer until desired thickness. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge & reheated in the microwave. Enjoy!!

(p.s. still no baby)


JC and Jen Young said...

That looks so yummy! It really starts to feel like fall in the evening it is cool enough for a little hoodie or long sleve shirt, we will be there for halloween I think the day after we will do a little b-day party for JoJo.

Ashley said...

YOU should put a disclaimer on comments: Warning, comment will be by loved sister in law and will make you tear up also.
But really, thanks for your comment and your support.....and for being so understanding about Chase pounding on James. Just a side note, I am going to St. Johns this weekend so dont have the baby until I get back. I am going to help Jen do her dessert cause she is making dinner for the farm beauro meeting....yeehaw!!!

disneyking said...

the biggest AMEN in the world for loving the Fall season. It's the best of the year.
It's getting close to the greatest day of the year!!!! only 45 more days!!!!