I tried to channel my inner Jane Brocket today.
Something tells me Jane never made a batch of flapjacks that looked like this:
I even kind of doubt that this batch would be Jane-worthy:
People. There are FOUR ingredients and one short paragraph of steps. How could I screw this up?? Twice.
I found it after only two trips to the grocery. I was under the mistaken impression (purely in my own mind) that this would be in the baking aisle. Hint: don’t forget the syrup section. Who knew that syrup would have its own section…I mean, I understand the maple syrup being near the pancake mixes, but really?
So, for the first batch I used old-fashioned oats. Wrong! And I think my oven runs a little hot. For the second batch, I think my wet ingredients to dry ingredient ratio was off. I did have some quick-cooking oats on hand and that seems to be the right oat for the job, but I definitely should have used less (fewer?) oats. Plus, being an early adopter, I only have the original version of Jane’s book, and the U.S. version has ingredient amounts in words that Americans can understand so we don’t have to look up conversions on the internets. That’s it, I’ll blame the internet… [And I guess I should say I’m a cups and tablespoons kind of girl.]
Both versions are tasty (what? did you think I would pitch them?). The first one is crunchy and the second is way crumbly. I really think that crumbles of the first batch would be excellent on ice cream.
Perfection will have to wait for another day. I’m out of 8″ x 8″ pans.
Let’s see, what else is going on around here? OH, I purchased this lovely pattern from Wee Wonderfuls:
Dear daughter has been waiting for this one! Now maybe someday, Olive from the make-along can have a friend.
It’s pretty sad when you’ve purchased a pattern that amounts to a measly 1.7 MB (my undying admiration for such great file compression!) and YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE ON YOUR HARD DRIVE TO DOWNLOAD IT. I’ve been dumping files left and right from my old work days. Had to keep them on hand should I ever want that kind of job again and thus have the need to prove that I am familiar with what will by then be totally outdated software…because I’m sure it already is totally outdated software. I can rock the Pagemaker!
It finally occurred to me to see if the external hard drive was full. It’s such a foreign land over there. I don’t know if files ever come back from there. Kinda spooky. So, now I’m busy filling up the external drive. 🙂
Finally, I believe I have identified a near-future project using the lovely Urban Garden pattern from Tammy Gilley–lovely patterns that really let the fabrics shine:
I’ll be using Sandi Henderson’s Farmers Market fabrics…er, and a wild and exotic friend:
Every quilt needs a bit of the exotic, no? All righty, I think I have one more post in me before a brief weekend road trip. And I can’t wait to see which Happy Meal toy Pamkittymorning comes home with!