Keep It Simple, Think Comfort Food, Just Enjoy the Day!!
I'm pretty sure you all are making/considering all the wonderful holiday season recipes past and present your family desires. You have probably changed your menu ideas several times now, if not, kudos to you. Possibly because of Covid again this year, the amount of people you will be entertaining/feeding has gotten smaller, or maybe grown if you are sharing your food with someone less fortunate then you. Whatever your situation, everything will be much appreciated as food is comfort and enjoyment, and don't we all need that right now?
We need to remember it is the thought that counts, first and foremost, it doesn't have to be super fancy or super expensive. Simple can be better. Dishes made in advance that can be reheated easily can be a blessing. Leftovers can be made into a few simple frozen meals and gifted to someone living alone for future meals. If there ever was a time for simplicity now is that time...
In keeping with this theme, I have made a simple batch of a favorite pancake of ours. Few ingredients can be reheated in microwave or toaster from a fresh or frozen state. Give these a try for a change of pace, breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner/supper. You can make your own batter mix and applesauce from scratch, or use store bought and make it even easier. I make my own chunky applesauce and they are delicious, but smooth applesauce works well too. We have them with bacon or ham for a heartier meal, or as is for a light one.
Here is the simple recipe:
1 1/2 cups of pancake mix of choice, or your own ( I use buttermilk mix I get online)
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup of applesauce
2/3 to 3/4 cup of milk of choice, start with 2/3, if too dry you can add more
2 Tbsp melted butter or canola oil
cinnamon to taste
Mix together just until moistened and fry in favorite way of choice, number of pancakes will depend on the size and thickness you prefer
I guarantee your family will love these. They keep great in the fridge several days and freeze for the kiddos to pop in the toaster, just like store bought frozen ones, but better!!
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday however you celebrate it!