Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Dinner Date With Destiny

Pancakes and I had a date with destiny today.

I was scanning through the food porn sites during moments of free time today, and pancakes of all sorts seemed to be drawing my attention. Regular, buttermilk pancakes, gingerbread pancakes, and the clincher was a picture I saw of cornmeal pancakes. Momentarily, the baked french toast pictures took me off track, but then it was right back to pancakes.

In my mind, I would arrive at home and immediately get to some serious pancake-making. But by the time that hour arrived, I was tired, irritable, and hungry. So when I got to the kitchen, out came the once-used box of pancake mix. Ah, but even making pancakes from a mix seemed to be too much for my basic survival mindset: hunger - must eat - tired - must sleep.

So in the end, I threw a frozen Trader Joe's black bean and zucchini quesadilla into the microwave. That's right, I said into the microwave. I was too far gone for thawing and putting the thing into a fry pan to wait for what seemed like it would be an eternity. I needed instant gratification before I became one with the sofa and a snoring puppy or two.

It was only after my first nap of the evening that I got into some serious pancake-making. But I don't yet have the right equipment for taking good non-daylight photos, so my pancake post will have to wait until tomorrow or the next day.

Here's a teaser in the meantime.

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