Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I think we officially pancaked out after 39 weeks.

Friday, April 17, 2009

smpx 39: pineapple

This week we searched the kitchen cabinets for something to make for SMPX and found a can of pineapple chunks. I drained the juice and patted the pineapple pieces with paper towels to get off as much of the excess juice as I could before adding them to the batter.

The result was good! We give pineapple pancakes 3/5 stars.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

smpx 38: bisquick shake 'n' pour

We originally bought Bisquick Shake 'n' Pour for our camping trip, but ended up using Batter Blaster instead. We finally used the Shake 'n' Pour this weekend for an easy SMPX. Despite having possibly the worst commercial ever, these are pretty good.

Just like the commercial shows, you add water to the jug, shake it up, and pour right onto the griddle. They were fluffy and light and honestly, tasted better than some of the pancakes we've made over the last few months. The jug made 6 small pancakes, which was just the right amount for the two of us.

*** 1/2
We give Bisquick Shake 'n' Pour pancakes 3.5/5 stars.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

smpx 37: dried fig

After a massive grocery shopping event on Saturday, we had several options for SMPX this week. We decided on fig pancakes. I don't think I've ever bought figs before, I know I haven't ever cooked with them. And really, I probably haven't eaten them outside of Fig Newtons and a couple fresh ones I picked off a tree at the beach last summer.

So I chopped up some dried figs and mixed them into the batter, and saved a couple for garnish on the top. These came out really well. The figs were sweet and chewy and were especially tasty with butter and maple syrup.

*** 1/2

We give dried fig pancakes 3.5/5 stars.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

smpx 36: vanilla crepes

To make up for last week's really gross orange pancakes, we needed this week to be awesome. We've been wanting to do something besides our regular griddle pancakes, so we bought vanilla crepe mix and I cooked some up in a skillet.

Even added strawberries & whipped cream! We loved them. SMPX is back on track.

We give vanilla crepes 4.5/5 stars.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

smpx 35: orange

Disgusting! Watery and gross. I don't think we thought this one through.

We give orange pancakes 1/5 stars. Next week: crepes!

Monday, February 23, 2009

smpx 34: sweet potato

We needed something simple and fast this weekend, so we used Bruce's Sweet Potato Pancake Mix (made in Texas) and cooked up a batch. Good ol' Bruce.

We've been wanting to make sweet potato pancakes and it doesn't get any easier than this "just add water" mix that cost like $1.39. And they were good. Actual pieces of rehydrated sweet potato and everything.

Our pancakes even turned out better-looking than the ones on the package. Maybe I should send Bruce's fancy Texas marketing company this photo.


We give sweet potato pancakes 3.5/5 stars.