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  •  I'm with you on the bacon! (9+ / 0-)

    As I was driving across the country in early November, I stopped for fuel at a convenience store in Wyoming.  A poster in the window advertised bacon maple bars.  Yuck!  Bacon is great.  Maple bars are great.  But "bacon" and "maple bar" should never appear together.  Not in the same sentence, not in the same food item.

    •  Gack gack gack (7+ / 0-)

      I hate, detest and despise brussels sprouts but one of my gardening friends loves them.

      He was extolling the joys of brussels sprouts with maple syrup and bacon.

      Substitute buttermilk pancakes for the brussels sprouts, pull up a chair and dig in!

      Mitt Romney makes Pat Boone look like James Brown.
      Mel and Floyd

      by bramish on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 06:23:00 PM PST

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      •  Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww....! (7+ / 0-)

        You would have loved my mother's buttermilk pancakes!

        Most delicious pancakes I've EVER had.

        In a box, the one from Lund's tastes very close to Mom's (the box says milk or water, IIRC - use milk or they don't taste good).

        Top with butter and real maple syrup, side of your favorite breakfast meat (sausage, bacon, ham), nice large glass of orange juice....

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 06:53:35 PM PST

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    •  Someone once mixed... (7+ / 0-)

      ... maple syrup and peanut butter on pancakes (this was in the early 1980s).

      It SMELLS like barf.

      I have not eaten peanut butter since.  I can no longer abide the smell.

      Oh, lordy!  Bacon with maple bars?!?  Gaaaag!

      I do buy a good quality maple syrup made here.  I use it sparingly because natural maple syrup is actually very sweet, and too much is cloying..., but I love the flavor.  Alone.  On pancakes with butter or French toast with butter.

      Let me amend:  my mother's buttermilk pancake recipe.  I couldn't eat the other kinds that taste like wallpaper paste.

      However, I did find a great brand called Lund's that makes only enough pancakes for one person if one follows the recipe on the box and it's the closest I've found to the flavor of Mom's buttermilk pancake recipe which is huge and feeds about eight comfortably, plus either sausage, ham, or bacon on the side and either orange juice or milk to drink.  When we had family staying for the weekend, she'd make little tiny pancakes for toddlers that were not much bigger than the size of a silver dollar; when cut up, butter and syrup added, they're great finger food for little ones.  Any leftover (adult) pancakes, if covered, can be buttered, add a layer of sugar, and rolled up for a little cold breakfast wrap the next morning.  Mom's recipe can be thinned or thickened depending on whether one wants pancakes the consistency of crepes or very thick.  Even her unused mix can be refrigerated overnight; it thins out and can be re-thickened with the addition of a bit of flour and even tastes the same when made the next morning.

      Obviously, Mom had the best pancake recipe ever....

      :-)

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 06:49:16 PM PST

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