Monthly Archives: September 2010

I’m On Twitter

I’m On Twitter

I just created my twitter account. I feel like it would be silly to post very short posts on here and I really don’t want to use mybook to do that either. I just don’t have time to write long articles on here, but I always have updates that I want to put up. My twitter name is marlabeephoto!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

I found a great blog when looking for a sweet potato pancake recipe this morning. Totally adding it to the blog roll. She hasn’t updated in a while, I hope she does again soon!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

October 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm | Posted in Family Mealsbreakfastsweet potato puree1 Comment
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It’s Saturday morning, and we are able to have a nice, leisurly morning. I let my hubby sleep in and get up with the kids. Around 8am, my son starts asking for breakfast, and I really want to try to create something close to the original, so I try Sweet Potato Pancakes.

I take out the sweet potato puree I have frozen and thaw it in the microwave. Next, I whip up the pancakes. Super easy, and because of the sweet potato, I only use one egg.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • 2 cups Bisquick Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Mix the Bisquick, egg, sweet potato puree, milk cinnamon and nutmeg. Whip until smooth. Pour on a hot griddle and enjoy!

As you can see, these have some color, but it is very neutral, good for my, “I only eat white foods” son. The sweet potato has disappeared into the pancake. To help with the color and taste, I told my kids that these are cinnamon pancakes with a little nutmeg. They bought it and ate them up.

For the sweet potato puree I microwave cooked the sweet potatoes until they could be pierced with a knife. I trimmed the ends, put them (skin and all) into my food processor and pureed until smooth. I stored the sweet potato puree in 1/2 cup amounts in a snack size ziploc and stored them in the freezer.

Why sweet potatoes? According to Deceptively Delicious, “Sweet potatoes help stabilize kids’ blood sugar levels by providing soluble fiber. And they’re good for skin, eyes, and all-over good health because they’re rich in beta carotene and other antioxidants.”

First Order For Free-Range Meat

First Order For Free-Range Meat

I have been watching a lot of documentaries about our food industry the past few days. While I have known for a while what a nightmare it is, I finally got disgusted enough to say no to buying my meat at the grocery store. I still have to go through the entire freezer filled with beef and pork, but we ran out of chicken. So yesterday I called and ordered three dozen eggs and one whole and one half chicken from a local free-range farm. I am so excited to try everything out! The whole chicken will probably go straight into the freezer, but I think I’ll prepare the half one on Sunday. I hope that they will have my order when I pick it up at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday. They asked me to email my order, but I never received a response back…

Anyways, here’s the site of the farm I’m ordering from: Smith Family Farm

Update September 23, 2010: I was so bummed on Sunday when I went to pick up my chicken and eggs and the stand wasn’t there. We spoke with the other meat stand at our local Farmer’s Market and they said they hadn’t seen the Smith Family stand in a few weeks. Since Smith Farm is having an open house this weekend I think we will be making a trip out there….