Wednesday, February 25, 2009

speechless ... and a recipe!

because i can't come up with anything important to say
... see the end of the post for why my brain is so busy right now ...
i'm just going to post a picture of my girlies
patiently waiting to eat dinner and give you a recipe.

easy recipe ... delicious recipe ... made from the things that you (should) have on hand. perfectly good for a sunday morning breakfast, a brunch with last minute visitors or dinner at home ... when mama doesn't want to do much.

probably so NOT healthy for you ... but everything is fine in moderation, no?

pancake omelet ...
(set oven to 425 degrees.)

put 1/2 stick of butter in a 9x13 pan and melt in the oven while you are mixing the following ingredients.

... if you are like me ... you must get your littles occupied ... hand over two mixing bowls with cherrios, sprinkles (in a closed container) and a wooden spoon ... that will keep them occupied long enough ... cooking! just like mama!

next mix the following ingredients ...
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
nutmeg ... my recipe says a dash ... i sprinkle nutmeg over the entire top of the mixture ...

pull 9x13 pan (with melted butter) out of the oven ...

pour the mixture over the melted butter ...

place back in the oven and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

it comes out all poofy and bubbly ... and the different shapes make us giggle ... we enjoy ours slathered with peanut butter, covered in syrup with sliced-up bananas. yummy. well ... everyone except my cora. she likes hers with syrup only and a banana on the side.

speaking of my cora ... i came across a site yesterday ... about a little girl named cora ... she passed away ... three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer ... and it absolutely breaks my heart that her mama and i have that shared bond of being a cora-mama. there is just something about seeing your child's name and saying your child's name and hearing your child's name ... all the while, knowing that there is a mama out there grieving for her little cora.
i want to help her feel better.
and i think i can.
there are a group of etsy crafters that are working together to help raise funds to build a playground in her name.
click here. *cora's playground*
i think this might be exactly the shove towards starting my etsy shop that i needed.
i'll keep you updated.
and if you have an etsy shop (or want to start one) ... think about helping out too.


Peggy said...

Damn...sometimes life can just be so cruel.

I will check out the "cora's playground" site...thanks!

ps - I love breakfast for dinner! The recipe sounds great!

Sprite's Keeper said...

That recipe looks so much better than the canned soup I am currently eating.
I have seen Cora's Playground around the blogosphere. I hope whatever help they need can come soon.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Every time you mention Cora I also think of the other little girl that went to Heaven. So sad. That could be anyone's child and it scares me silly.

Thanks for the recipe. It looks yummy. I'm copying it for my recipe file.

Much love from NJ,

Anonymous said...

I thought of you and your Cora when I read that heartbreaking blog. I'm planning on contributing, too, even if the only thing I can do is make a purchase. What a horrific thing to have to go through, I couldn't imagine it.

Hope you are well, and your girls (and Jeremy) too. Thx for the recipe, I might make it tonight!

CC said...

Can a Speech Path be speechless??? ;)

Casey said...

I clicked over and read all about Cora and her family and am sitting here with tears in her eyes. She was the same age as Elliot is now when she got diagnosed. Ugh.

I won't give you grief about the unhealthy (but probably very delicious) pancakes..

Lesha said...

I read about that Cora too. I will check out the link and if I can try to buy something to help. It breaks my heart. Like Sue said it could be anyone's child. We are so lucky at the very moment it isn't ours, but who knows what lays in the future. I try not to think about it a lot, but I also have this compulsion of following blogs of sick babies. It's sort of my talisman...but it also makes me appreciate what I have right now. And it makes me hug my little guy a little more when I can.

Heidi said...

i found that blog a few weeks ago...heartbreaking.

nothing like reading that to make you feel humbled and blessed.

sweet cora and her mommy and daddy are in my thoughts daily.

can't imagine seeing my daughters name on the screen like that.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

wow, that is so sad! good for you wanting to help.

and thanks for the recipe!