Saturday, February 27, 2016

Abby - Trained Bacon Detection Dog

Sorry Abby - we're out of Bacon, you'll just have to eat your bowl of dry kibble.

Tomorrow we tear out the old sink and countertop and plumb in the drain for the antique farmhouse sink on a wall that was a long window that's now a high stained glass window and a fresh wall. Tonight my husband did a test hang of the sink and everything fits perfectly.  When the 1940's metal cabinets to the left are replaced with the custom cabinets (we did all the renovation in the house ourselves, but I I'm having the cabinets custom built and happily wrote that big check).
We'll be without water for a while Sunday, so breakfast is going to be already made muffins with a smoothie, and lunch will be take out, whatever our best friends who are helping us would like.  So today PANCAKES and experimenting with a new recipe.  As always with a new recipe, we have to get used to working with a different batter, and adjusting our normal cook times.

Husband- "You put the ones that folded spindled, and mutilated ones on MY plate.  Is that like the leper colony plate?

(English accent) "oh, Jeeves find some poor orphan to give this to."
Me - "I'll share the burnt ones. but they aren't going in the photo."

Really Abby - no bacon - go back and eat your kibble.
Breakfast time!
 Greek Yogurt pancakes and thick cut bacon

1 cup flour
3/4 Greek yogurt, blended with enough milk or nut milk to make a  full cup)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
splash of vanilla

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.  In another bowl whisk everything but the butter until emulsified and then SLOWLY drizzle in the butter while whisking constantly.  Add the wet and dry ingredients and stir JUST until blended and cook on a preheated oiled griddle.  They are thick so don't make big ones, and re-oil the pan lightly between batches.  Cook until edges are dry and they're just starting to bubble in the middle, then flip.
Hey!  You held out on me, you HAVE bacon.
OK Abby - maybe you can have a little bite of one piece.
I KNEW you had bacon in there.


  1. We are having bacon tomorrow! Pancakes look great!

  2. Hari OM
    That's as close to 'scotch pancakes' as you're gonna get - exchange yoghurt for buttermilk. Oh yeahhhhhhhh.... Well done for tracking down the bacon Abby!!! Hugs and wags and blessings of the day to you... YAM-aunty xxx

  3. oooohh we are ready for breakfast now!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. Bacon?!!? I've never had bacon. Are my bipeds holding out on me?!!?
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  5. BACON!!!!!!! I can't believes your peeps tried to pull a fast one on you Abby!!!!! I mean, did they REALLY thinks YOU couldn't sniff out the truth?!!! I hopes you gots more than a 'small bite'....
    Ruby ♥

    1. Mom gave me a whole piece of my own! Wags - Abby

  6. So tearing up the kitchen = bacon? Hmmm, an interesting lesson! We never get bacon. Never, ever! We get fake doggie treat bacon but never the real stuff. Are you feeling sorry for us?

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Dad will tackle any pluming or electrical issue for bacon. I think he is well trained. I got a piece too. It's from an Amish farm and it's the best bacon we've ever had.

    2. I do feel sorry for you for the bacon thing but you get to go on six mile walkies. Mom's knee just isn't up for that but she did take me around the neighborhood twice today.

      Abby Lab

  7. bacon will come to those who can wait, right Abby :o)


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