Vietnamese “Shaken” Beef Bowl with Hoisin Sauce.
Is it normal to have people just show up at your door?
In my house, it totally is.
But yesterday was a weird one. Highly unexpected.
Yesterday we had a family friend show up all the way from Cleveland.
And he didn’t fly, he drove the twenty-fours from Rocky River, OH to Silverthorne, CO. And all because he got up on Saturday and decided my brother’s 1996 truck needed to get removed from his driveway, so he drove it out.
Yes, he is insane.
But we are all pretty excited to have him, even if it’s only for a super short time.
So when random people show up I make pancakes for lunch and this for dinner.
I just kind of feel like pancakes are a good welcoming lunch or I mean breakfast if you are normal, but I really am a pancakes for lunch (or dinner) kind of girl.
In all honesty, only mom and I got these pancakes. See, he kind of showed up after the fact and we pretty much wolfed these the second I was done taking photos. We tried to hide what had just gone down, but mom had her signature chocolate lip liner going.
She totally gave us away.
I mean, come on. You would think after all these years she could get it together already.
I of course offered to make more, but he is not really a “sweets” guy. He is actually more of a “Bud” guy.
Always has been, always will be.
These pancakes came to be because one, I really wanted pancakes and two, I really wanted pancakes with chocolate.
What? It’s just a good combo.
Since you may be eating these for lunch, I tried to make them a little heartier than sweet. But while they are whole grain, they are still pretty sweet thanks to the honey. Ok, that and the mass amounts of dark chocolate chips I added.
Don’t worry though, it’s dark chocolate, so we are good to eat mass amounts.
Basic math people. I am a genius at it.
Oh, and a pat of butter on top is a must for these. Melted butter combined with the honey and chocolate??
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Pancakes on Tuesday? Yup, it’s as fun and awesome as it sounds.
I read the whole post, and was eagerly waiting to see a photo of your mom’s “give-away” lips. 😉
Delicious! Used egg whites, almond milk and 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips and the pancakes were fluffy and flavorful. Loved the nuts and the addition of the fresh strawberries! Compliments to you for this recipe!! By the way, the wooden spoon in your photos is insanely beautiful! Where did you get it?
Thank you so much!! So happy you loved these! 🙂
The spoon is from sur la table.
That is a long way to drive to just “drop in,” but at least you fed him right!
it is! Thanks and have a great weekend!