Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This is our new favorite breakfast to make. I use Mom's pancake recipe, and just sprinkle some chocolate chips on the top of the batter after putting in the pan. Maggie loves to help with that part. We eat them with whipped cream, or whipped topping, and sometimes fresh, sliced strawberries.
Mom's Pancake Recipe
1 1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 3/4 t. baking powder
Sift together.

2 eggs
3 T. melted butter
1 - 1 1/4 c. milk

Mix with dry ingredients.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Garden Pasta (aka Zucchini Pasta)

This is about the closet thing I have to an original recipe. We used to make it almost entirely from ingredients in Mom's garden. It can also be served over rice, but it's better with pasta.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups of chopped tomatoes
handful of torn basil leaves
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
freshly ground pepper
whole wheat pasta
grated parmesan cheese, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add zucchini, onion, and garlic and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, basil, vinegar salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until zucchini is tender. Serve over pasta and sprinkle with cheese.