Thursday, November 30, 2017
I woke up this morning itching to do something (activity helps me think through difficult situations), so I decided to make fancy pancakes – I don’t eat them because my body doesn’t process nuts well no matter how finely they are crushed, but the king of our castle does; and the process of making them will help me process yesterday’s complications.
So … I gathered the ingredients and set to work. The pancakes are good without the added berries and buts, but I wanted something festive for the holiday season. I chose pecans and homegrown blueberries. My fella tells me these pancakes are YUMMY! And I believe him ;-)
This recipe is a good pancake recipe. It makes a nice puffy pancake instead of those thin flat ones. If you prefer thin pancakes, just omit the baking powder when following the recipe ;-)
BLUEBERRY-PECAN FEATHER PANCAKES (about 10 pancakes)
2 cups all-purpose Flour – 2 TBSP. Baking Powder – 2 TBSP granulated white Sugar – 1 teaspoon Sea Salt – 2 eggs – 2 cups milk – 4 TBSP. cooking Oil – 1 cup fresh or frozen Blueberries (thawed and well drained) – ½ cup crushed nuts (I used Pecans, but you can use any type of nut)
Heat griddle to 325-degrees. To test griddle for correct temperature before dropping pancake mix, sprinkle lightly with a few drops of water – if the drops bubble and dance across the surface, the heat is just right.
Beat eggs with hand beater until light and fluffy; beat in remaining ingredients – just ‘til smooth. Don’t overbeat or you will have rubber pancakes instead of fluffy ones. Add blueberries and nuts. Grease heated griddle if necessary.
Pour about1/4 cup of batter from a measuring cup, or from a pitcher onto the hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed, golden brown, and dry around the edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown. To keep pancakes hot, stack them on a hot plate with paper towels in between; place on a cookie sheet in a 250-degree oven or in a warming oven until ready to serve.
Break out the butter and syrup and dig in!
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
Chapter 7: Yeshua said, “Don’t be finding fault with others and they will not be finding fault with you. For you will be criticized in exactly the same way that you pass judgement, and it will be measured back to you just as you measure it out to others. Just why do you take notice of a speck in your brother’s eye, but are not concerned about the stick in your own eye?Or why do you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’, when you have a stick in your own eye? You hypocrite! Pull out the stick from your own eye first, then you can see better to take out the speck from your brother’s eye!
You must not give holy things to dogs, nor cast your pearls before wild hogs. They might turn on you and tear you to pieces.
Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and everyone who seeks will find, and everyone who knocks will have the door opened to him. Or is there any one of you who would give your son a stone if he should ask you for bread? Or in case he should ask you for a fish, would you ten give him a snake? Well then, if you – although you are evil – know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will Elohim give good things to those who keep on asking Him?
So, whatever you want people to do to you, do likewise for them, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Go in through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and they are many, indeed, who go in through that gate. But the gate that leads to life is small, and the way is narrow, and there are few that find it.
Be on the lookout for false prophets who come to you dressed up like sheep, but at heart are like devouring wolves. You can recognize them by their fruits. Do men pick grapes from thorn trees, or figs from thistles? No! The fact is that every good tree bears good fruit, whereas a rotten tree produces poor fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a poor tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Yes, you can recognize them by their fruits.
Not every one who says to Me, ‘Adonai, Adonai’, will get into the kingdom of heaven, but only they who do the will of Elohim. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Adonai, Adonai, did we not prophesy in Your Name? And do many miracles in Your Name?’ And then I will say to them very plainly, ‘I have never known you; go away from Me, you lawbreakers!’
Everyone, therefore, who hears these sayings of Mine and obeys them, will be like a wise man who built his house on a stone foundation. And the rain fell, and the river rose, and the winds howled and beat against the house, and yet it did not fall; for it was built on a rock. But, on the other hand, everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, but does not follow them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. And the rain fell, and the river rose, and the winds howled and beat against the house, and it fell with a great crash.”
When Yeshua had ended His sermon, the crowds were much astonished at His teaching. For he did not teach them as their own scribes, but as One Who had authority.