What is sadder than a Saturday night in? Sunday morning, making pancakes, for one.
I am a big fan of pancakes. I am also a big fan of Sunday mornings. I love the New York Times. On a good day, I can spend hours reading the articles, absorbing new information and living vicariously through all the gorgeous well-off New Yorkers.
You know what makes me love those things a little less is the memory of an ex that loved pancakes and loved my NYT addiction.
So what’s a sassy single gal to do?
I am reclaiming Pancakes for One! I am still working on the perfect recipe, and honestly I don’t do much for recipes I like to mess around. Beyond your basic pancakes from scratch recipe, here are the extras I like to add in:
- Cornmeal and berries
- Peanut butter and chocolate chips
- Greek yogurt (I usually only keep plain around, but bought a banana flavor once and that was a slam dunk!)
- Bananas and… chocolate chips, or walnuts, or macadamia nuts, or unsweetened coconut flakes
- Pear or apple pieces
- Lemon or orange zest
- protein powder
I think the experimentation gives me something to look forward to when making pancakes even when I’m the only one enjoying them. I’m not the best cook (maybe because I don’t follow recipes!) but I get a lot of pleasure out of playing around with pancakes. And pie recipes. Oh, how I love pie.
What’s your comfort food? What have you reclaimed since a breakup- maybe a recipe you used to cook for him but now you make it for yourself or a new love.