I hope you had a happy Easter! Grandmothers love to cook the Easter ham and all the trimmings. Many hours are spent preparing Easter eggs for a family egg hunt, but we did not go out to celebrate this year because the “Bear” needs to stay in where it is warm. We are very watchful that he does not catch a cold or get pneumonia.

I hope you had a happy Easter! Grandmothers love to cook the Easter ham and all the trimmings. Many hours are spent preparing Easter eggs for a family egg hunt, but we did not go out to celebrate this year because the “Bear” needs to stay in where it is warm. We are very watchful that he does not catch a cold or get pneumonia.

We had a very funny thing happen this week. At least, I thought it was funny, but somehow Grouchy Bear did not see the humor.

With a new recipe for baked blueberry pancakes, I decided to make some homemade maple syrup to go with them. We had the pancakes for breakfast, along with the syrup, and it was great.

The syrup was placed in a small pitcher and put in the fridge for future use.

A couple of hours after the meal, the “Bear” decided to get himself something to drink, so he fixed a glass of iced tea, sat down and took a sip. I heard a strange noise and looked around to see his face in shock, his eyes opened wide and his mouth filled with something he could not decide what to do with.

He got up, limped to the sink, spit it out and began to roar! I mean roar!

He had gotten the small syrup pitcher instead of the iced tea pitcher and fixed his drink.

Now think about it. Is that funny to you? If not, I guess you just had to be here.


Blueberry pancakes

2 cups of complete pancake mix

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup frozen of fresh blueberries (if you use frozen, do not thaw them before you put them in the batter)

Using a large mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, milk, egg, canola oil and cinnamon. Mix until just blended. Dough will be a bit lumpy. Add blueberries. Using a 10 x 15 x 1-inch baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray, bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Check with knife for doneness. Serve with butter and syrup. 6 servings.

1 serving (calculated without butter and syrup) 200 calories, 4 g fat (1 g unsaturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 34 g carbs.

 

Healthy maple syrup

2 cups water

2 cups Splenda

2 teaspoons maple flavoring

Pour into heavy saucepan and place on high heat. Stirring occasionally, allow to come to a boil, turn down to medium and cook for five minutes. Serve warm. This will keep in a refrigerator for a few weeks.


 Have a great and happy day! PRAISE GOD for our blessings! We live in a country where we have freedom to celebrate our beliefs and respect others’ beliefs also. Enjoy all your great holiday fun and foods. See you next week.