Thursday, July 8, 2010
Not a cheap date.
As in, I think Super WalMart and Costco and Target are some of the marvels of the modern age.
And I appreciate convenience items.
They seem tailor-made for moms of an uber-tribe.
But then comes in the cheap thing.
And the convenience thing and the cheap thing have a rasslin' match.
Because the convenience thing comes at a price. And sometimes that's a price I'm not willing to pay.
Hence my B..quik Boycott.
It dawned on me one morning that I was adding milk and eggs and oil to the B..quik dry ingredients, as instructed. But surely the greater bulk of the B..quik dry ingredients had to be...flour.
Which I could purchase in a 20 pound bag for under seven dollars.
While the small B..quik box was getting more and more expensive and was no where near seven pounds.
So I did a little configuring and came up with an option.
A cheap option.
Now I'm not claiming that this little recipe will replace B..quik in every application. I haven't yet determined if this will make a great pot pie topping. I don't know if it will replace B..quik in a shortcake recipe.
But it will make fabulous pancakes.
Start with 2 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.
When the morning dawns for Pancake Time, it's as convenient as the store-bought box stuff.
I add 2 beaten eggs, 2 cups of milk (buttermilk if I'm feeling super sassy) and 2 tablespoons of oil.
I just haven't made it again yet and I have no pictures for you.
Maybe I could just draw some pictures.
That would be entertaining...
Quiche will come. You'll see...
Octa-Quik Pancake Recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
4 TB granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all dry ingredients and store in air-tight container.
When ready for pancakes, blend into dry mix~
2 beaten eggs
2 cups of milk
2 TB vegetable oil
Pour by 1/4 cup onto hot griddle. Flip when bubbles form on top. Slather on REAL butter and REAL maple syrup and enjoy!