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Pancake day
Wed 17-Feb-10
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elrohana
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Pancake Day is postponed in our house till the weekend, when I will hopefully have got over the cold/flu bug I am coming down with (it started yesterday morning, I went to bed at 8 last night)

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Wed 17-Feb-10
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Many commisserations eirohana, I know exactly what you mean since I am just getting over mine. Mind you we went out last night to the local hotel - it was getting too late to cook and I was tired but I didn't have pancakes but they are on the menu. Only thought about it when I got home. Doh

Wed 17-Feb-10
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Thanks Joanna.  Am off to bed again in a sec - too busy at work to take the time off, so early nights it is

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Wed 17-Feb-10
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elrohana said:Thanks Joanna.  Am off to bed again in a sec - too busy at work to take the time off, so early nights it is


Isn't it ridiculous that we drag ourselves into work because we are busy, when we should be resting. Some folks are just too conscientious.  Elrohana take care of yourself,  you are more important than work.

This is said by someone who is retired, but would never take a day off work!!!   Whistle

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Thu 18-Feb-10
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and echoed by someone who has hardly ever had regular employment in her life Laugh. I work from home 6 hours a week and since it is the internet the only time I had an excuse is when I went into hospital for an operation. The job is monitoring a student café for 11-16 year olds and is not hugely demanding as they are 99% of the time quite sweet.

Thu 18-Feb-10
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Talk about belefe systems...quoit (danast. )Isn't it ridiculous that we drag ourselves into work because we are busy, when we should be resting. Some folks are just too conscientious.  Elrohana take care of yourself,  you are more important than work. so true WellDone 

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Thanks for the link to that great HFW article on pancakes, Ruth. I have bookmarked it.

Really, really useful. WellDone

We are Delia fans because her basics just work. End of. Also, I think it is something of a generation gap thing.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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I caved in on Thursday and spent the morning in bed, then worked from home in the afternoon.  I did go in yesterday though for the morning, so I guess I needn't feel too guilty.  I also feel a tonne better now.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Glad you are feeling better Elrohana.  Big_Hug

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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So you went in on a Saturday?  I used to do the same thing when I was not on permanent sick leave.  Silly isn't it?  The firm still runs well without me... Cry

I'll try that again!

Sun 21-Feb-10
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I work for an MP, we had a leaflet delivery arriving and no-one else available to go in and unload it.  Yes, I know I must be mad.  70 boxes.  Oh well.....

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Similar to my experience in an accountancy practice, the day after Budget day there would be all those boxes of Budget Digest  (or whatever it was called) and I'd have to deal with them, get someone to print labels, put labels on envelopes, put digest in envelopes, put through the franking machine.  I'm well out of it I think.

I'll try that again!

Thu 25-Feb-10
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I was trying to get caught up on all the new threads that were started while I was distracted, my goodness everyone has been busy!

I was thinking about pancakes, and this recipe wandered back through my mind! They are really good, i'm going to have to make some this weekend....they look fussy, but are worth the fuss!

Pumpkin-Oat Pancakes

1/2 c. rolled oats (porrage, quick, or regular, whatever you have)

1c. buttermilk

1 egg white

1 whole egg

1T. vegatable oil

1/2c. pumpkin puree

1/3c. milk

1/2c. whole wheat flour

1/3c. all purpose flour (or just make it all all-purpose, it turns out fine)

2T. wheat germ (or leave it out, if you don't have any)

1T. sugar (or to taste)

1t. baking powder

1/2t. baking soda

1/4t. cinnamon (a little nutmeg and cloves to taste are nice too)

In a large bowl, combine oats and buttermilk, and let the mixture stand for about 15 minutes or longer to soften.

Add the remaining wet ingredients, blending them well.  

In a smaller bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Stir them into the wet ingredients, mixing them untill the batter is fairly smooth. Add a little more milk if the batter seems to be too thick.

Fry away!

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Thu 25-Feb-10
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Ooh - that sounds good. 

Unfortunately tins of pumpkin puree are fairly non-existent in the UK but I have squash in the cupboard still so may give it a try with that. 

Just to confirm is 'T' tablespoon and 't' teaspoon?

Thu 25-Feb-10
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Sounds like a plan but know dought they will be pink pancakes ,lemon juice and sugar not forgetting cooking apples mmmmmm

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