pancakes are jerks

7 Apr

First and foremost, today is my grandma’s birthday!

gr kate and my sister - I adore this picture!

gr kate and my sister – I adore this picture!

Happiest of Birthdays to a wonderful woman!  Seriously, everyone she meets loves her oodles and oodles.  I just got lucky to be her granddaughter.  People are jealous.

I have some odds and ends to share…

1) My stomach decided to stage a violent protest today.  Last night I made some brownie overnight oats.  It’s been on my must try list for some time and I was motivated last night so I made it.  These were some highly anticipated oats, my friends.  It made two servings and when I tried some today, I found them pretty rich.  I wasn’t sure if I totally dug them or not and then was only able to manage 1/2 of the serving before I put it back in the fridge.

before I delved into what I was hoping was chocolatey breakfast goodness

before I delved into what I was hoping was chocolatey breakfast goodness

It wasn’t long before my stomach starting picketing.  Now, I can’t be sure the oats were the culprit.  They did have a fair amount of milk in them (I used evaporated milk since I was out of almond milk – I use it for cooking).  I hurt for the rest of the day and I still can’t be sure if I feel better because my stomach is sore from the manic cramping.  The question… do I try the oats again to make sure it was them?  Or do I throw out the batch?  I’m conflicted.  (I got the recipe here)

2) I ran/walked 5 miles on the tready on Saturday.  I had a wicked dizzy spell in the middle of it so when I jumped back on for another 5 on Sunday I stuck to walking.  Still a bit woozy so I’m thinking I was dehydrated?  Yesterday I planned on a few more miles but gave into the siren call of my couch.  I still managed 3 walking miles for the day.

3) I made pancakes this weekend.  I was craving them and after the run I wanted a GIANT pancake.  Naturally, I chose a small frying pan and filled that sucker with batter – I wanted a super thick pancake.  I’m sure you might want to face-palm me right now because you guessed it – this bad boy took FOREVER to cook!  Oh my gosh!  20 minutes later it still had a gooey center, so I started scraping the done part off in order to try to cook it in mashed up pieces.  It was a pancake massacre… that still had a soft-batter center.  Thankfully butter, syrup and ham helped to hide the not-quite-done-parts.

this is a great illustration of my pancake sadness… and confusion

The thing is, this is the second time my pancakes have been mini-disasters.  The first time, fine, I tried to put together my own batter with flour and some odds and ends.  Not happening.  But this time I used a box mix!  The rest of the batter still didn’t cook very well even though I made them smaller/thinner.  I used Krusteaz gluten-free mix.  At this point I’m sticking to the Bisquick gluten-free pancake mix – those were more successful.  It was a bit tough on the ego to mess up pancakes, hence my firmly placing the blame on the pancakes themselves.  Jerks.

I thought I had more.  I guess I don’t.  But please weigh in on my question:

Try the oats again in order to not waste food in case they weren’t responsible for the loads of pain I suffered today?

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14 Responses to “pancakes are jerks”

  1. Amy crumb April 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Amy try Pamela’s Gluten Free Pancake baking mix, it’s the best one I have found

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 7, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’m going to hunt it down!

      • Amy April 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

        My local grocery store both Albertsons and Safeway carry it 😀

      • Amy April 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

        When I need a quick fix Van’s makes great Gluten free frozen Waffles/pancakes/French toast

      • amysrecipefordisaster April 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

        I’ll have to try the french toast version!

  2. piratebobcat April 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    Hahaha, well I haven’t made pancakes in a very long time, so I’m afraid I’m not much help. Happy birthday to Grandma tho!

  3. Brittany April 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    My gut usually wins the battle over wasted food….if it’s going to tear up my innards it’s not worth it to me.

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 8, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      So true – my inner Nancy Drew wants a for sure verdict… I might need to fend her off for the betterment of my tummy though!

  4. GiGi Eats Celebrities April 8, 2015 at 1:00 am #

    THROW THOSE OATS OUTTTTT!!!!

  5. Fallon @ Slacker Runner April 8, 2015 at 3:03 am #

    Pancakes are yummy, I miss pancakes. I like them super thin and crispy though. I would probably try the oats again just to be sure that they were the problem. However, maybe on a day that I had nothing to do.

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 8, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      It’s so tempting to make sure they were the issue! However, waiting a few days is definitely needed as the thought of them makes me a bit queasy!

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