Friday, August 12, 2011

Foodie Friday

I was supposed to post this last Friday and well, I failed.  Probably a good thing though because we’ve been eating out or boring this week.  Although after last night, my patience for restaurants is growing thin.  We went out with some friends to a place called Cheddars in Independence.  Its right be Bass Pro off 291.  Its ALWAYS packed, or at least the parking lot is.  So much so that Alex and I joke that they must have a deal with the car dealership across the street that Carmax parks its extra cars there to make it look busy.  I’d never been there, so I was kind of looking forward to it.  We had to wait for over an hour because they skipped over us and forgot to seat us.  Then the bartenders lost our drink tickets so we had to wait FOREVER.  When they finally came out one of them was wrong and the manager who brought them over spilled two of them all over one of our friends.  She hardly even got an apology.  They replaced the wrong drink with another wrong drink and brought all of the food but one person’s and then when they did finally bring his food out, they only brought half of the dish and he had to wait for the other half.  And they didn’t comp any of the bill until we asked if they were going to do anything for our troubles.  Honestly, it got to the point where the whole night was just so ridiculous that we had to laugh.  Needless to say, I don’t think we will be going back there again.

Anyway, you may remember from last week that one of the recipes we were going to have for dinner was Pizza Pancakes.  I had found this idea on Pinterest, but don’t seem to have pinned it so I can’t share the link.  I’d never really thought about doing a savory pancake before, but after this we are hooked. 


They were super easy too.  I used Bisquick (actually the reduced fat store brand Bisquick) and mixed some Italian seasoning and meatball chunks in the batter.  You could do any pizza topping—pepperoni, sausage, veggies, whatever.  You could do pancakes from scratch, maybe just reduce the amount of sugar.  Instead of syrup, we topped them with spaghetti sauces and parmesan cheese.  You can bet we will be making these again!


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