Tonight I decided to have breakfast for dinner. Partially because it's the end of the month and I'm trying to scrimp til payday, and partially because I wanted to prepare something myself, but didn't want to go through the trouble of thawing out anything in the freezer.
So, I went to the grocery store and decided to pick up one thing that I could turn into a meal. (Now I know it's bad to go into the grocery store with no particular purchase in mind, but I knew that whatever I bought wasn't going to cost me over $5.00 so I browsed through the store.) At last I spotted my purchase - a pack of Italian Sweet Turkey Sausage on sale. Less than $2.00 - quite a deal.
Instantly I knew that I would prepare breakfast for dinner. When I got home I remembered that I had some pancake mix and a can of pumpkin. Some time ago I had seen Sandra Lee prepare this spiced pumpkin pancake dish that looked pretty good. I'd made it before and I'd do it again (well, my modified version of her recipe).
To view the original recipe, click here.
In my version of Sandra's recipe, I used the following ingredients:
1 cup of complete buttermilk pancake mix
1 cup of water
some milled flax seed (I didn't measure)
1/3 can of pumpkin
I just mixed it together and made the pancakes. Now, I don't know the real technique to making pretty pancakes. When I make pancakes, the first one or two are always UGLY, and the rest are okay. When I add ingredients like pumpkin I notice that my pancakes usually look more like hoe cakes, but they taste great to me so who cares, right?
At any rate, my dinner tonight was one spiced pumpkin pancake, an Italian sweet turkey sausage, and a cup of milk. (I'm trying to preserve what calcium and bone density that I have.)
No I didn't eat all of what you see in the picture!