As 2013 comes to a close, today our Sunday Supper cooks reflect on what comes naturally this time of year — thoughts about the year that has passed and resolutions for the coming year.
I share with everyone else what is probably the usual litany of resolutions — more exercise, healthier eating, less procrastination, more order in my life — but those are mundane matters.
As I ponder 2013, I realize the single take-home message of the year for me is simplicity. When I simplified this past year — in whatever areas possible — invariably there were improvements.
I certainly saw it in my recipe creation and inspiration. The fewer ingredients I used, the more pure the idea and flavors, the better the resulting dish. So today, I’m heeding that lesson and offering a simple recipe for Snowman Eggnog Pancakes.
We use packaged baking mix and commercially made eggnog to make it easy, and we simply pour the pancake batter so it touches while they’re on the griddle for a fanciful snowman shape. A couple of extra items for buttons and a scarf (you can buy already cooked bacon if you wish!), and you’re on your way to a memorable holiday or New Year’s Day breakfast.
Recipe: Snowman Eggnog Pancakes
Summary: Snowman Eggnog Pancakes are charming, whimsical and perfect for wintery days or a holiday breakfast. Who can resist?
- Baking mix (I used Bisquick Heart Smart)
- Eggnog (I used a low-fat version)
- Chocolate chips
- Cooked bacon strips
- Mini marshmallows
- Heat stovetop griddle.
- Mix the pancake batter following the package directions, using as many eggs as called for in the amount you are making, and substituting eggnog for the milk called for in the recipe.
- Pour pancake batter onto the hot griddle in 2 circles that touch (one will be the body, one will be the head, so make the head slightly smaller if you wish).
- Cook as usual for pancakes, flipping over when bubbles appear. Feel free to use 2 spatulas to take care that the head and body don’t separate.
- Place on plate, position a bacon strip as the scarf, chocolate chips as the eyes, nose and buttons, and mini marshmallows as the snow upon which he stands.
- Eat with gusto!
Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious
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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
Number of servings (yield): varies
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
This week our #SundaySupper blogger crew is all about reflections and resolutions, hosted by Connie of Foodie Army Wife. Check out the variety of things we have cooked up for you! Try these Snowman Eggnog Pancakes or find something else from the menu below that rings your chimes:
- Snowman Eggnog Pancakes from Shockingly Delicious
- Baked Oatmeal from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
- Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding from girlichef
Appetizers & Snacks
- Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Moroccan Cigars from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Baked Camembert with Caramel and Pecans from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pancetta & Goat Cheese Crostinis from Country Girl in the Village
- New Year’s Brezel from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Sweet and Savory Mixed Nuts from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Glazed Snickerdoodle Bars with Walnuts from Pies and Plots
- Champagne Shrimp and Pasta from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Main Dishes & Sides
- Minestrone Any Way from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Mushroom Risotto from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Zapiekanka (Polish ‘pizza’) from Curious Cuisiniere
- Hoppin’ John for Good Luck from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Italian Vegetable Soup from The Foodie Army Wife
- Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella and Prosciutto from Family Foodie
- Black-Eye Pea and Greens Casserole and Wine Pairings from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Desserts & Drinks
- Candied Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Peanut & Pretzel Bark from Killer Bunnies, Inc.
- Cherry Almond Blondies from Mess Makes Food
- Apricot Fizz from Magnolia Days
- Celebration Mimosas from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Dark Chocolate Cake Doughnuts from What Smells So Good?
- Gluten Free Cronuts from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Spiced Cranberry Apple Crisp from Neighborfood
- Blood Orange Mimosas from Take A Bite Out of Boca
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