I have a dear friend in Red Feather who has inspired me to start yet another sewing project. So, Monday I started cutting out fabric for a Wizard of Oz quilt for Sarah's 7th birthday in July. My friend and I are designing it as we go. Yesterday I got all the center blocks finished. There are 24 that have 6 inch pictures or quotes from the movie. It has been a challenge and I have no idea how it will turn out. I hope that I still like it when it is finished. I will post pictures.
Today we awoke to rain. Here in Colorado it could have very easily been snow in April. I remember as a girl, I had been given a really cute umbrella. It was like an upside down tulip. When opened it would cover me completely, but I could still see out of it's clear vinyl. The only problem was it hardly ever rained in Colorado. We either had wonderful blue skies, or we had snow and hail. I have very few memories of rainy days. I remember walking around the neighborhood with my little umbrella on a beautiful sunshiny day hoping for rain. Today, I wish had that umbrella for my little ones. They are walking around the cul-de-sac in their winter coats holding crab apple blossoms in the rain.
Last night, I promised my girls we'd make pancakes. I have a recipe that is easy to do and has great results. No need for Bisquick or Aunt Jamima mix, but just as quick. That means, I don't have to plan ahead.
1 1/2 cup milk
1 T lemon juice (optional)
1 egg beaten
3 T melted butter
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
1. In a small bowl mix together wet ingredients. If using the lemon, let this mixture sit for a minute. In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center. Pour in liquids, mix until smooth.
2. Heat a lightly oiled (can use the melted butter mentioned above) skillet or griddle over medium heat. Pour or scoop 1/4 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. You can easily add a few blueberries to make this even yummier.