Sunday brunch
May 4, 2008, 7:21 pm
Filed under: Food, Frugality

I woke up this morning with a craving for pancakes. This is quite unusual for me as I’m not usually a big fan of pancakes, so I decided to go with it. I searched the web for a pancake recipe and discovered I needed eggs and butter- two things we don’t have since we desperately need to go grocery shopping. I would have just let the idea go except that I remembered that one of Jake’s vegan friends comes over occasionally and makes us pancakes. She doesn’t eat eggs, butter, and milk, so her pancake mix must be devoid of those ingredients. I searched for vegan pancakes and voila! a simple recipe fell into my hands:

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soy milk (we used regular milk)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Let me tell you, these pancakes were delicious. You couldn’t even tell they were missing eggs and butter. Plus, there was just enough batter to make enough pancakes to fill up the two of us. It’s a good thing I came across this recipe because there wasn’t anything else to eat in our kitchen this morning.

It just goes to show that a little creativity can stretch the food you already have and, consequently, your money.