Stick Blender Pancakes

Like healthful pancakes, quickly prepared? Try this: Use a 16 oz., 500 ml. stick blender container. Add 1 c. oatmeal, 1 tbs. wheat germ, 1 tbs. walnuts, 1c. milk or soy, 1 egg, 1 tbs. oil, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tbs. sugar or honey. Blend. Add 2 tbs. or more flour. Blend. When the batter can almost but not quite pour, heat the pan to medium hot and only then stir in 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Grease with a swipe of butter.


Skillet Soup Bowl

What’s soup without bread to soak it up with? So why not bake the bread in? Place half the bread dough, parmesan peppercorn bread here, on the bottom. Pour on the soup, lentil rice here. Top with cheese, provolone. Optional: Spread chipotle salsa on top of the cheese. Place the other half of the dough on the soup. Top with a bit of parmesan. Bake in a hot oven. Careful with that skillet handle!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Rice Krispie Squares

Base 6 cups of Rice Krispies 5 cups mini marshmallows 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 banana (2.5 oz, approximately ½ of 1 large size one) 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Topping 1 ½ cup mini marshmallows 1 tablespoon butter ½ banana (2.5 oz, approximately ½ of 1 large size one) 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
To make base: Place marshmallows, butter, banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a non-stick pan and melt over low heat. Stir to combine. Quickly add marshmallows and Rice Krispies and stir to combine. Press mixture into an 11 x 13 pan. Set aside.
To make topping: Place marshmallows, butter, banana and peanut butter in a non-stick pan and melt over low heat. Stir to combine. Pour topping over Rice Krispie mixture. Melt chocolate and pour small dots of it throughout the topping. Using a knife gently pull it through the chocolate dots to create a swirl pattern. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours fo the topping to set.

Source: http://endlesssimmer.mobstac.com//2011/09/07/back-to-school-special-chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-rice-krispie-squares


Apple branded the world's most popular brand ...

The ranking christens Apple's successful shift into the consumer electronics market. Remember when it dropped "computer" from its name? But now what? Will it implode like Sony did? What new CE sectors will it take on? They have to be really big new chunks of business; Apple will now suffer the problem of big orgs. More growth requires exponentially more fuel.

My wish: I hope Apple takes on a huge new challenge like the auto industry. Cars are rapidly evolving into CE appliances--just as computers have. If Ford was smart, it would partner with Apple now. Why wait for Apple to buy an auto company with all its cash. I'm guessing Jobs has it on his radar. I'm hoping to be riding in a cool iPlug electric vehicle in five years.

Hannah's Recital

There but for the grace ...

With a little less cold weather in March and April, this could have been what MN looked like.


Happy Mothers Day!

A gold crown from fourth century CE Italy, from the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich. Could be from a wedding.



Savoring the moment. Really?

From a BBC report on Obama vs. Bin Laden. The narrator says the President is savoring the moment. I cannot see anything in his expression that suggests this.

Dance video

"Inventory of the possible"

"Descartes, writing about 17th-century Amsterdam, said that a great city should be ‘an inventory of the possible’. I like that description.” Nice article on livability vs. lovability of cities.


Brother, can you spare me a dime ... this is the dime.

Barb discovered this in her coin collection. It’s a Mercury, which preceded the Roosevelt dime in time. Dated 1920.

Stick figure fun

I was digging around today for samples of stick figure drawings when I found this.

Glitter Graphics | http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/
Glitter Graphics


Plowline Trail photos ...

Here’s a map of the trail. It’s a hidden beauty... Oh well.