As a small boy, my mom would make this delectable custard before bed time for me. I recently had the chance to revisit my childhood, when I thought of her and this amazing and simple custard. People in our lives may fade, but their memories and lessons live on and this is one for the books for me. My mom taught me this recipe sometime ago in the eighties and I had to have it the other night when I couldn’t think of what to have for a snack before bed. This all may sound cheesy or run of the mill, but I’m sure some of you can relate. It’s these small recipes that can bring us right back to some of the best times in our lives. This one for me did just that.
There are somethings I can live without, but pancakes is not one of them. Ever since I can remember, I have always had a love affair with pancakes bordering on obsession. For several years now, and I do mean years, I’ve been searching for the perfect batter and I have finally arrived at the perfect batter that does not and will not disappoint. I made these again tonight for dinner, yes, dinner, and they were as decadent, fluffy and light as the first time I made them. I have played with all manners of batters and have had very inconsistent results, from chewy and tough, to dry and crumbly. Well, today I will share this most amazing and simple of batters with roasted sweet potato, that can be substituted for pumpkin squash if you prefer. But why would you?! I am a avid believer in the health benefits of sweet potato and love having them a couple times a week if possible. Here is my recipe and take on the perfect pancake.
When on a budget like me, it’s important that we watch how we spend our money, or lack there of. I can’t help treating my self to these simple and delicious roasted potatoes, at least once a week; along with a good steak. Things are tight, but why starve your self of the things that make you happy, and for me, it’s this simple side dish. Couple it with a good steak and some great sautéed greens and I am good to go.
I don’t think that it’s a big secret that I love meat. Meat of any kind, well, of course there is a limit to what I will eat. However, that said, I love steak for certain, and skirt steak is by far one of my favorite cuts of steak. It’s not an expensive cut, but made right can be just as decadent as the most expensive filet mignon, or porterhouse, or NY strip. The strip being my favorite of all time. That said, here is an amazing and simple way to prepare this cut for your self, my favorite part, or for friends or family.