For September, there was always a big apple, right? To symbolize the beginning of the new school year.
That's the context of today's post. To me, September will forever be associated with apples.
Yesterday, for breakfast, I took a perfectly good box of dry, premade pancake mix and added:
2 packets of long-neglected apple cider mix
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Number of eggs called for on the box
Amount of milk called for on the box
In this house, one does not make just a batch of pancake batter...one doubles it and freezes any leftover flapjacks for later in the week. Thus, the amounts listed above reflect a doubling.
|Served hot off the griddle with some yummy, GMO-free, organic apple butter gifted to us by friends.|
The entire breakfast made me happy. But, like with most recipes, the final product is three seconds off the grill/griddle/oven/stovetop/etc. when I start thinking about modifications.
So...for next time (hopefully not next September), I will add some grated fresh apple and substitute some apple cider for the milk.