Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day Breakfast: Strawberries in Cream, Pop's Quick Pancakes, Hot Orange Sauce, Milk

Safeway meal plan pamphlet collection, 1960's



This is one holiday that will not catch me unawares! I am fairly awful at dates, possibly as a result of frequent time travel. Or general oblivious silliness. You know what, let's go with the first one. Besides, even if it's still a while until Mother's Day, it isn't too early to start gestating in preparation. At least for me. Anyway, a lovely menu for Mother's Day, presumably perfect for serving in bed!

Mother's Day Breakfast
Strawberries in Cream
Pop's Quick Pancakes
Hot Orange Sauce
Milk, Coffee


Strawberries in Cream
No recipe given. Drizzle cream on strawberries, sprinkle with sugar.


Pop's Quick Pancakes (Serves 4)
In a medium size mixing bowl combine 1 cup sifted KITCHEN CRAFT flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup LUCERNE milk, 2 egg yolks. Mix slightly. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff and gently fold into flour mixture until smooth. Ladle onto hot greased griddle. Serve with Hot Orange Sauce or heated maple syrup and plenty of LUCERNE butter. Good!

Hot Orange Sauce (Makes about 3/4 cup)
Cream 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) LUCERNE butter in small bowl until soft; add 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar gradually, creaming after each addition until well blended. Combine grated rind of 1 orange, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and cointreau or Curacao, if desired in small saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Stir hot orange mixture into creamed butter and sugar. Serve hot.



Milk
No recipe given. Pour milk in glass. Drink milk.


Verdict:

Strawberries in Cream: I love cream. I just... I just love cream. Have I told you this before? Because I do. So much.

Pop's Quick Pancakes: Gah! Weirdly salty! There are faster and more delicious pancake recipes that don't require whipping egg whites. Make one of those. I do love how the recipe declares its alleged goodness at the end, though. More recipes should do this. "Zucchini/Canned Tomato/Onion/Soggy Saltine Casserole. blah blah instructions blah. Nasty!" Perhaps they are trying to convince us?

Hot Orange Sauce: Mmmm. Orangey. Kind of buttery, but who am I to complain? Butter is basically concentrated cream, you know.

Milk: An especially appropriate beverage for the day. Now you feel a little weird, don't you?


Thanks, mom! I am glad you are my mom, and that you gave birth to me and raised me to adulthood. Also, thank you for not allowing me to switch to eating my breakfast cereal with 100% heavy cream after I got back from grandma's house that one time and was under the impression that it was some kind of super-fantastic milk.

2 comments:

nali said...

Gotta love that 'cream-milk'!...and happy future Mother's Day to you as well.

Nonna Beach said...

Well done ! I especially like the idea of orange sauce on pancakes...sounds sweet, tangy and delicious !