Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Brunch

Happy Sunday Everyone!! I've been in Park City, Utah this past week skiing very slushy snow. Our first day was spectacular, but then it warmed up, a lot, and the snow started melting. Oh well, we had a great time anyway. Our last day was spent skiing in Dear Valley. Such a beautiful resort. As we were skiing along, we came upon these houses. Such whimsical places.
Look closely and you can see all the bears.
A close up of the bear on top of the house.
Snoozing on the banister of the deck.
I didn't get a picture of the bear in the tree, but this is the skier that he chased up the tree. I love the tear in the back of his pants!
The bear has the raccoon by the tail!
Another house had a colony of raccoons that had made themselves at home.

I love the raccoon with the book in his hands. I have never seen anything so whimsical and such fun.
While skiing in Park City, we came across this sculpture. I just had to take a picture. The friends we were with said that this is what happens to you when you ski with Rhonda!!!!
There were great sculptures all over. This was in downtown Park City, Franz the Bear.
Hopefully I didn't bore you too much with my vacation pictures.
So on to what was on the menu this morning.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes With Poached Eggs
Being a southern girl, I love anything with cornmeal, cornbread and grits alike.

3/4 cup Whole Grain Blue Cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix together the cornmeal, salt and sugar. Stir in the boiling water and stir until all ingredients are wet. Cover bowl and allow mixture to sit for a few minutes. Your mixture will have a pretty lavender color. (Nice for Spring!) 
In another bowl, combine milk, egg and melted butter. Whisk well. Stir the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture. Combine flour and baking powder and stir into cornmeal mixture. The mixture will have a little grayer tint, but once cooked it will be a little bluer once again. 
Heat up a griddle. Make sure it is nice and hot. Use butter or oil on the griddle. Each pancake should be amount a 2 Tablespoon portion. Cook on one side until bubbles begin to appear. Turn and cook on opposite side.
Meanwhile, boil water for poached eggs. If you like bacon, place fried bacon on top of pancakes and top with poached eggs.
Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Rhonda, what a fun time! Looks like ski season is just about over this year. We've had a mild winter this year in the West. The blue corn pancakes look fabulous.

  2. I just love those whimsical carvings! And those pancakes... yum!