Monday, January 15, 2018

Chalk One Up for Pancake Recipe Gluten Free

This is what I had on my chalk board in my kitchen during Christmas and really if I'm being truthful, I didn't erase it until today.  The decorations were down but the chalk board still loadly proclaimed, "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas".  The chalkboard on my kitchen basement door still had the "Mistletoe Cafe" on it too!  I have a hard time erasing these because I put all that work in and then have to erase it every year.  I did however, clean them off.

This Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook was a wedding gift back in 1973 and has been very much used and abused.  I've used this recipe for pancakes so many times that the page falls out.  One would think that after 45 years of making a recipe over and over, I'd have it memorized.  So once I clean off the chalkboard, I usually revert back to putting this recipe back on the chalkboard.  It's saves me from having to look this up every week.  I have gone gluten free for over a year now so I added that to the recipe.  I use Bob's Red Mill Cup For Cup Gluten Free Flour.  
I also use this cookbook everytime I boil eggs. Ha!  It's true!  The recipes keeps the peeling from sticking to the eggs.  

We had these this morning with bacon.  Who loves bacon dipped in a little syrup?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Art Room Organization

I was so excited to find these little fabric organizers that came as a set at Ikea and they fit perfectly into my Ikea cabinet drawers.  Yes, that's my chocolate stash in the upper right bin!    This set comes in a flat package.  You can kind of see the white zipper in the bottom of each container that runs diagonally.   When they are unzipped you can fold them and lay them flat.

I've been trying to decide what to use my bike and basket for, and went with this look for now.  

Sorry about this poor image from my phone, but this is a new painting that I started this week.  I'll get back to the autumn painting I started later on.

.....and yes my Christmas decorations and tree are still up!  How about you?