We made pancakes and sausage with Cumberland County maple syrup for breakfast. They were scrumptious. I prefer to make my batter from scratch. It's so easy, and definitely a great flavour. For two of us I mix together 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Next I whisk together 1 egg, 1 cup buttermilk(preferably at room temp), 1 tbsp melted butter (cooled a bit). Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until mixed by leave a lumpy consistency. I let the batter rest for 10 to 15 minutes before using.
Once water sprinkled on the pan I'm using starts to dance, we start the cooking. I know this is habit, but using a bit of shortening on the frying pan is part of our process too. I wonder what others do?
I'm still working away at the HST's and 4 patches from Bonnie Hunter's weeks 1 and 2 of her Good Fortune mystery. This morning is is the step of sewing strips together, and doing the sewing for the HST's I really like the red and blue scraps I've chosen from the scrap baskets.
Here is Lucy keeping me company each and every step of the way. She might be small,slightly less than 8 pounds, but she sees herself as a big dog and is plenty smart.
Early in the week I started making by December blocks for Darlene D'Eon's 52 week challenge. Since the colour being celebrated by Jen at Patterns by Jen is black for December, I decided to go it my own for the last month. With the season of sharing and giving with us, I opted to use scraps of fabric gifted to me by other quilting friends. This is my first block for December