Jim had missed the weather reports, and--let's get real--the man's never been particularly clairvoyant, so he left me in charge of dinner while he drove out into the blizzard to fetch his laptop from work.
When I'm in charge of dinner, we eat things like Trailer Park Pancakes. You've probably never eaten a Trailer Park Pancake, since I think the Galaxy Diner in Carytown might be the only place in the world where you can buy one. But, best I can tell, here's how to make them:
Ingredients (Makes 3 Trailer Park Pancakes):
- 6 pieces of bread
- creamy peanut butter
- a banana
- an egg
- some milk
- 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla
- some butter or margarine for frying
- syrup and/or confectioner's sugar (optional)
Step 1: Smear creamy peanut butter on 6 slices of bread.
Steps 2 and 3: Slice up a banana and divide it among 3 slices of bread. When you're done, make 3 peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches.
Step 4: Melt a little bit of butter or margarine in a skillet.
Step 5: In a shallow pan, mix together an egg, some milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla. If you have vanilla from the hills of East Tennessee, as I do, you might want to use two teaspoons of vanilla and have yourself a healthy swig of vanilla, to boot.
Steps 6, 7, and 8: Dip both sides of each peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich in the egg mixture. Fry until golden brown on both sides, and enjoy with syrup, a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar, or both. (We like ours plain.)