NFL Lockout

Things You Should Be Doing During The NFL Lockout: #24

In the beginning of our journey towards lockout enlightenment, the joys of Miami Vice were explained. Now, it’s time to jump into a culinary venture. 


Unfortunately, people claim to be too hard-pressed in the morning to do anything other than put a pair of Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts or Lucky Charms in their stomach and pawn it off as a breakfast.

As a long time connoisseur of plain old strawberry Pop Tarts, that’s nothing more than an afternoon snack. Meanwhile, cereal doesn’t have quite enough punch to it. ‘

We can’t survive and sustain the daily ups and downs without some quality cuisine in our system from the start of the day.

Courtesy of the fine folks at Esquire, here is a recipe for pancakes made from scratch:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg, beaten lightly
1 ½ cups milk
2 tbsp butter, melted

“Sift together first three ingredients (to prevent lumps). In a separate bowl, mix egg and milk, then add it to flour mix, stirring until just smooth. Then stir in butter. If you want to mix it up, throw in blueberries, a tiny dice of apple, or bits of banana. Grease a griddle or nonstick pan with cooking spray or a little vegetable oil. Heat pan on medium for about ten minutes. Pour batter to form pancakes of whatever size you like. Cook first side until bubbles form on top, about three minutes; then flip and cook other side until it, too, is brown, about two minutes. Serve immediately with butter and syrup or hold briefly in warm oven. Serves four.”

I’d like to testify on the behalf of this recipe and tell you that it was tremendous. I went with the blueberries. Plain pancakes don’t cut it for me.

Of course, throw some sort of breakfast meat in there to top it off.

Put a few strips of bacon in a pan, cook it using medium to high heat for 8 to 10 minutes while occasionally flipping it.

Last but not least, don’t forget the orange juice.

In all, this is a recipe that aims to please.

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