Look whatâ€™s growing in our backyard â€“ a crazy rosemary bush.
I have a feeling we will be using rosemary in a lot of recipes.
Like this pancake recipe. Yes, rosemary in pancakes. I used to always think that pancakes were a sweet dish, but it really just depends on what mix-ins you use (and whether you skip the maple syrup).
Enter the savory pancake!
Youâ€™re going to have to trust me on this combo: pancake, pinto beans, rosemary, and eggs.
Sounds strange, but I swear itâ€™s delicious.
Ingredients (for one serving):
1/2 cup dry pancake mix, prepared according to package directions (I used Namaste brand)
1/4 cup canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1.5 fresh tablespoon rosemary, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare pancake mix per package directions. For thinner pancakes like mine, add an extra splash of milk.
Mix in beans, rosemary, and spices.
Cook pancakes as you normally would on a non-stick griddle.
Meanwhile, fry an egg in a separate pan. The runnier, the better (to act as â€˜syrup,â€™ although I cooked mine pretty thoroughly because Iâ€™m pregnant).
Plate pancakes and top with egg.
Side note: I had to laugh at this conversation. This morning, the Husband was in bed, staring at the ceiling (we donâ€™t work until later). I asked him, â€œSo, what are you thinking?â€ Such an annoying question but I really wanted to know! And he repliedâ€¦. â€œNothing.â€ I replied, â€œYou really cannot be thinking about nothing. Everyone is always thinking about something.â€ He turned to me and said, â€œNo, really. I think this is a dude thing. Guys can really think of nothing.â€
So â€“ that being saidâ€¦ Do you ever think about nothing? Am I just far too hyper? Is this a â€˜dude thing?â€™ I really am always thinking about something, even if itâ€™s just a chore to do or a friend I should call or how my feet hurt or how fuzzy Jamesâ€™ fur is.