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Kick start your day with a good breakfast

TGIF Treat–Savory Pancakes

on December 13, 2013

Yesterday’s post was superceded by these homemade pretzels. While easy enough, they’re time-consuming and I was due at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 10 a.m. to begin a day out with “the girls:” Martha and Susan, two delightful friends from out-of-town. And what a day! A celebrity sighting (Jefferson Mayes of “I Am My Own Wife” and the current “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”), tea at Lady Mendl’s Salon, and a visit to B&B Rare Books to hold a two-century-old copy of “Pride and Prejudice” in my own hands. Oh, and the occasion for the pretzels? Sparkly, jolly Christmas party.¬†Magical!

A 30-second bath in boiling water and baking soda gave them a crisp crust and soft interior.

A 30-second bath in boiling water and baking soda gave them a crisp crust and soft interior.

This morning’s breakfast was leisurely, in comparison: Mark Bittman’s tiny savory pancakes from last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.

Beat one egg with two teaspoons of (in this case) buttermilk and two tablespoons of flour. Add in finely chopped ingredients (this morning I used crumbled sausage, fresh red pepper, and black olives). Season with s/p and drop into hot olive oil for a couple minutes per side.

DSC01926Like a dry omelet with each ingredient shouting out its essence. Yummy! And I love a meal that can be made in one skillet with just a measuring cup, fork, measuring spoons, and a spatula.

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So I’m fortified to meet my fate on Friday the Thirteenth. Are you superstitious? I am not (though I once said “Macbeth” backstage and learned exactly why it can only, ever, ever be referred to as “the Scottish play”–yikes!).

Doesn’t hurt to be careful. Don’t let one of these cross your path!

black cat

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