Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beli's pancakes and my outfit is ready for tomorrow

This morning Beli and I woke up before hubby. After drinking coffee, I began thinking about breakfast. 
I have to eat within an hour of waking up. As far as I can remember, that's the way it's been. 
Sundays I love to prepare pancakes, somewhat of my own tradition I have created for our small family of three. 

I pulled out my recipe for homemade pancakes but soon realized I had to tweak it a bit. 
Our pantry and fridge are low on groceries (which reminds me, I should add milk to the list).
Beli loves to be in the kitchen so when she asked me, "Mami can I help?" 
I joyful replied, "por supuesto," of course!

 Greek yogurt and granola  to go along with the pancakes.

  I will post the original recipe (sorry I can't remember where I found it)  along with the substitutions I made.
 Hope you enjoy Beli's pancakes!

Recipe for Beli's Pancakes.
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. I substituted 1/2 cup with oat flour ( I simply put raw, old-fashioned oatmeal in the blender)
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder (I used 3 tsp, because that's all I had in the pantry!)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 1/4 milk ( I used soy milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla  
  • Sift flour twice for fluffier pancakes. In another container beat egg,vanilla, then butter and milk
  • Mix dry ingredients and in the center pour wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
I found the mix a bit salty. I don't know if due to using oatmeal, or maybe the soy milk?
We used nutella and Beli happily ate several pancakes. Next time I will have to tweak the recipe once more.

I also have my outfit all ready for my first day of work tomorrow. 
It's all about making good first impressions right?
I had to go shopping because the last time I wore business attire was two years ago!
I'm nervous yet happy about returning to work.
It will be fine, I'll be fine. We'll  be fine. (It's also Beli's first day of pre-school.)

Trousers from Express- editor style, black blouse from Target, Hinge blazer from Nordstrom, necklace was a gift, shoes purchased in Croatia.


  1. hmmmmmm... love pancakes! sifting flour twice, huh? I'll try that next time! We like ours fluffy, too :-)

  2. Beli's pancakes look a lot like my own buttermilk pancakes! YUM! I like to add blueberries and bananas to my batter too! :-) Have a good first day of work and pre-school you too! It'll be fine...really! :-)

  3. Hey Ms. Elisa! I'm enjoy reading your Q&A back to work wardrobe. Perfect timing for posting it.thanks!

  4. congrats on your new job! you must be so excited! I lay out my clothes the day before work too :)

  5. Yum! Beli can come make me breakfast any time! Good luck on your first day at work!

  6. Looks like a delightful Sunday morning and yes, I wish I lived next door to you.

    Best of luck in your new job tomorrow and try and go to bed early tomorrow night, you will likely be tired.

  7. I wish all the luck in the world, to both of you!

  8. those pancakes look so delish! i think im going to have to make some for tomorrow :)

  9. Warm congratulations on the new post/job, my lovely. Hope it all goes well for you & family.
    Ah, those Beli's inspired pancakes look toothsome. Ideal for a weekend with beloved family. xx

  10. I hope everything goes smoothly with your new job!

  11. Have a fantastic first day at work, darling. I bet you will do great!! Also, the pancakes look delicious:) Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful skirt GIVEAWAY later today! Perfect for summer picnics!

  12. I hope you're having a great day at work! Those pancakes look super yummy!

  13. Those pancakes look incredible! I'm bookmarking this post so that I can make them sometime soon :) Beli is as adorable as always -- what a little sweetheart!
    Congrats on the new job -- your outfit is absolutely beautiful, sure to make an amazing first impression! xox

  14. happy first day of work!!! i hope it is going well!

  15. AnonymousJune 06, 2011

    Good luck with your new job, Elisa!

  16. Finally I learned how to make those fluffy pancakes, so thanks.
    We, in Holland and Croatia are used to pancakes/palecinke like thin rooftiles, but I prefer those american ones.
    I guess you need just a pinch of salt (point of a knife), a tsp. seems to much (so guess it's not the soymilk).
    Please tell us followers what job you found ?!.
    The dress looks great, the necklace however a bit "mwah"...
    Keep writing, under htat nice new header and title.

  17. Elisa, you'll gona be fine!! Good luck at work!! I'm so happy for you, you know?
    Pancakes looks delicious, and Beli is sooo cute :) :)

  18. So cute- I love little helpers in the kitchen.

  19. @Poetess, blueberries, yum, I will have to add them next time.

    @Kathleen, thank you!

    @Alecia, thanks! and I read your daughter also started at her new school. yay, to new beginnings!

    @Tee, thanks girl!

    @Helen, I wanted to go to bed early, you know get a good night sleep, but I ended up going very late! Now, I'm feeling so tired....

    @Jelena, thank you. we both did fine. let me correct that, Beli did awesome on her first day. we are so proud of her.

    @Kimia, we couldn't eat all of them so I saved the remaining and we ate the rest the following day. we love pancakes. LOL

    @Fashion, Art... awww, thank you my dear for the warm wishes.

    @thank you Michela!

    @Diana, you always have great giveaways. those skirts are just perfect for this summer!

    @Jen, thank you.

  20. Pim,
    yay, glad to hear you like pancakes,so you think too much salt? I will have to just add a pinch next time. about my job, it's the same position I had prior to moving to Croatia, different company of course, I'm back to being a pharmacy manager!


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