Friday, the first day of my weekend. It doesn't behave like a Sunday here in Israel, but its not a regular day either.
Lately, I've been trying to do more on Thursday to get ready for Shabbat, so that I can relax more on Friday; that is to say not be as stressed out and constantly snap at the kids to help out. Which isn't such a good deal for them because now I snap at them both Thursday and Friday.
What can I say? Life's tough. Get a helmet.
Which is not to say that Fridays are a complete washout. On longer days we do manage to get to the beach or the pool, or to visit an interesting place. On shorter days when I've done alot of prep on Thursday, we are more relaxed (okay, I'm the one that's more relaxed) and I allow Liat to make us pancakes for lunch. Yes, I do her the huge favor of letting her mess up the kitchen more before I clean it.
And so today, still basking in the afterglow of the Yankee Win, we had yummy pancakes for lunch. Nothing fancy, mind you. But they hit the spot.
Friday Pancakes ala Casa Baila
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 TBS. sugar
2 TBS. vegetable oil
1 TBS. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, breaking up any lumps. Pour batter onto hot griddle (Liat used a Teflon pan). Flip pancakes when the edges appear cooked and the batter bubbles on top. Douse in maple syrup, if you're into that sort of thing (I'm not, but everyone else here is). Serve immediately, because if you don't, they'll get eaten anyway.
Enjoy and have a Shabbat Shalom/great weekend.
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