Our Favorite Recipes and Traditions

Thanksgiving is exactly one week away, which means Christmas is exactly five weeks away!  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or anything in between), we hope your celebrations are filled with love, family, and tradition.  On that note, we would like to spend the next several weeks sharing some of our favorite recipes and traditions.
I grew up in a large family with a mother who cooked from scratch.  Most of her recipes can be found in a metal, floral print recipe box that’s older than I am.  That box represents so much more than good food.  I couldn’t begin to articulate the emotions it stirs in me to simply look at it.
 It has survived tiny sticky fingers, countless spills, well over a dozen moves, and one devastating house fire.  Most recipes are hand-written on 3x5 index cards in pencil so that she could erase and correct when she “improved” upon said recipe.  My mother took great pride in her exceptional ability to create edible joy on a shoe-string budget.
Here is one of my favorite quirky recipes from that flowery, metal box.  It’s perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch because it’s so quick and easy!  Not to mention, it’s packed with protein, which is a great way to start your day!

Photo courtesy of www.therecipenut.com

Popeye Pancakes

(also known as German Pancakes)

Makes 2 9x13 pans
8 eggs
1 1/3 c. milk
½ tsp salt
1 1/3 c. flour
2/3 c. cubed butter
2/3 c. cubed butter
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Melt 2/3 c. butter in 2 pans.  Heat to bubbly.  Blend eggs, milk, salt, flour, and 2/3 c. butter together in blender.  Divide batter equally into 2 9x13 pans.  Bake for 15-25 minutes.  Serve with maple syrup drizzled over top.
More of our favorite recipes and traditions to come…


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