so this is it.
the holiday season came on strong, slapped us in the face, and now it's all over.
there are zero sticks of butter in the house. there's a lot of ribbon. i'm getting maple syrup on my keyboard. help.
but hey, happy new year.
not to get all mo on you, but i'm feeling good about this year so far.
i'm pressing my wet hair on my face and it feels good, i'm in my couchspot, i'm eating pancakes with my hands, i'm making lists.
so alright 2013, looking good, no complaints about you thus far.
oh what? pancakes?
mmmmhhmm. almond orange pancakes. they bring morning happiness.
i also made a wintery mix of some tunes on repeat lately. i love every one.
let's make this year good. let's be a little less hard on ourselves. let's appreciate the things we have a little more. let's try to love harder. let's jump in the ocean in our clothes. and let's remember it all.
so happy new year my leetle darlings, whether you come here often or have just stumbled here now, thank you and i love you. may this year be the best of the best.
[only one she's all that reference has been embedded in this post.]
Almond Orange Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
juice of 1-2 oranges, a scant 1/4 cup
zest of 2 oranges
1/2 tsp almond emulsion or extract
combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. in another bowl combine the egg, buttermilk, butter, orange juice, zest, and almond extract. add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk to combine. small lumps are totally ok.
heat a griddle over medium-low heat. melt a little butter to grease pan. cook til nice and golden, about 2 minutes on each side. serve right away with powdered sugar toasted almonds and maple syrup.