Blueberry Pancakes: The Care and Feeding of Emil

The secret to my marriage: blueberry pancakes make Emil happy.

I have a theory about the sucess and overall happiness of our marriage.  Yes, it’s a relationship based in trust and mutual repsect, but more importantly it’s rooted in food.  Men like to be fed.  This is a universal truth, and if saying so causes my feminist membership to be revoked, then so be it.  I suppose in that case I’d rather be happy than be a feminist.

For blueberry pancake cravings I use Mark Bittman’s Recipe more often than not.  It’s fool-proof, like all of his recipes.  Mark Bittman’s instructions are easy to follow, the recipes are inspiring in their simplicity and the “vegetarian” version of his How to Cook Everything book has so many creative uses for vegetables, it’s my go-to source for last minute, thrown-together dinners.

This recipe calls for ingredients you have around the house:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted and cooled butter (optional), plus unmelted butter for cooking

Basically mix these things together, and proceed as if you were using a pre-made pancake mix.  You can even store this (already mixed!) in the fridge for a few days.  Trust me- you’ll never use the pre-made stuff again.

I’m telling you, assuming you’ve married somebody you love and trust, all you have to do next is feed them.

Love.  Respect.  Feed.  Repeat.

Oh, one more thing.  What fun would a post about Blueberry Pancakes be without a link to this scene from Pulp Fiction?


Love you, Honey Bunny!