Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bacon Pancake Dippers

Here's another idea I got from Pinterest.  I really must get beyond the photos because, I'm sure there were directions on how to do this easier.

I started by cooking the bacon in the oven.  This really is the easiest way to get it crisp and flat.  Flat is good when trying to cover in pancake batter.

Put bacon on a foil lined cookie sheet, put in oven and THEN turn the oven to 350 and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Cold oven makes all the difference in the world.

Finish cooking and move to paper towel lined plate to drain off extra grease.

Mix up pancake batter of your choice.  

Through trial and error, I realized that the BEST way to get thin dippers is to use a plastic bottle or baggie with small tip cut off.

Squeeze a small line of batter into hot skillet, put bacon on top of it and then cover top of bacon with more batter.  Continue cooking like you would regular pancakes.

Serve with warmed syrup and sides of your choice.

The kids LOVED these for DINNER!

...with hash browns and a banana

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

I have to admit, I got this idea from Pinterest, but I never got further than the picture.  I saw the pin and KNEW I had to have some... so I just made up my own recipe.

I started with 3 large, skinless, boneless chicken breasts.  
I heavily seasoned them with chile powder, minced garlic and onion, and a variety of other seasoning (from a rub my Dad made for me) and topped all that with a 1/4 stick of butter.

I added to that..
2 large white onions and 2 large green peppers.
More chile powder and another 1/4 stick of butter.

After about 4 hours, I shred the chicken and added jalapenos (from a jar) some of the jalapeno juice and some crushed red pepper and then let it simmer for another hour.

Threw the mix into some flour tortillas and topped with habanero sour cream (I mix that up with sour cream and habanero sauce) and some tomatoes.

The next day...
Regular sour cream, tomatoes and jalapenos.

Super simple, not very time consuming, and makes the house smell better than any candle I've ever burned.

Getting ready to make another batch now.  The first one didn't last very long.  Putting fresh jalapeno in this time.  Just can't make it hot enough!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Glow Sticks on a Ceiling Fan

Here is what happens when you put glow sticks on a ceiling fan, turn off the lights and turn on the fan.

6 different colored sticks, lengthwise on the blades.

Good times.