Sunset - June 2, 2020

Sunset - June 2, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Not your average pancake...

...there has been a bit of activity in the kitchen at Taylorsoutback. Across the US baking has apparently skyrocketed during the stay-at-home restrictions. Boy, when Weight Watchers opens up meetings again, their membership is really going to increase! At our home, baking has been going on for many years, sometimes to the detriment of our waistlines. It is heartwarming to see how our son has inherited the baking genes from both his great-grandmothers and Grandpa. My Mom grew up on a farm where Saturday baking was a tradition - loaves of bread and cinnamon donuts. When Wonder bread was available, the kids thought that was great and in later years, realized how much better homemade was. (Did you know Wonder Bread has been around since 1921?)

So, on Mother’s Day, our Dave took over Sunday breakfast with Dutch Baby Pancakes. Oh.My.Word.

It was excellent! Filled with fresh fruit, a dollop of lemon curd and even a spirt of Reddi-whip.
Definitely more time needed on the treadmill...thankfully, reading on the Kindle helps to pass the walking time.

Back in the kitchen this morning, I tried out a Welsh cake recipe - I enjoyed these at Brecon Beacons in Wales last October. Used the copper cutter I found in one of the little Welsh villages we visited...sweet memories. 

Sultanas and spices add to the taste of these little lovelies - not quite a crumpet or English muffin. A little more “cakey” - (And requiring even more treadmill time)
Our hard freeze, frosty nights are hopefully now a thing of the past. Last week sure made for extra work giving all the onion plants coverage in the raised bed and keeping starter plants snug in the potting shed. Our weather guys tell us by next week we could see 80 degrees. So it goes here in Wisconsin at the edge of the northwoods. Perhaps we can finally enjoy sitting out on the deck and I can stitch some more moths and bees onto the last of the Rowdy Flat applique blocks. Looking forward to getting all the blocks together into a flimsy before starting in on the borders.

We continue to be busy here - not bored at all though missing being with friends - there was a successful Zoom session involving a glass of wine with some of our quilting sisters the other day and just got word yesterday, one of the LQS’s has reopened - again with restrictions in place, but it sure will be nice to see some new fabrics and catch up! 

Meanwhile, everyone, continue to stay safe and be well. Hoping you find ways to stay busy too. 

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” 
John Muir



  1. What a delightful and delicious treat for you. The applique for Rowdy Flats is cute. I thought you had laid real leaves on the butterfly. 😉

  2. The pancakes look scrumptious! I assume it is more of a dessert than a breakfast item.
    Oh yes, I know about Wonder Bread. I used to want my mother to buy it. I am sure we had it at times. It must have been advertised on the Saturday morning kids programs that I wanted it.

  3. You've inspired me to try a dutch baby pancake. I can't get yeast anywhere around here put I can make this!
    pretty applique butterfly

  4. Pat, I would love to get your blog by email. I am presumably a Follower, but that does not get me your blog. Do you do email delivery? Carol in Texas

  5. If you are willing to share, I'd love your recipe for the Dutch Baby. Mine never turn out quite so nice, but we do love them.
    Your fabric choices and fussy-cutting on the moth and bee are really perfect.
    Looking forward to someday hearing that a canceled quilt get-away that was supposed to happen last month has been rescheduled. It will be nice to have something to look forward to again.

  6. Thank goodness I have had no desire to bake as I have already gained 7 pounds without it. That pancake does look divine! That Rowdy Flat applique is so sweet. What fun! Stay safe and healthy!

  7. Oh my Word is right! That all looks so good. I, too, have been keeping busy but have been sandbagging on the sharing. My friends want to have a show-n-tell first. Once we do that I will have plenty to share. There is no shortage of quilting around here. Stay safe.

  8. I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at the dutch baby! I love those. Your applique is fabulous! I am happy to see the quilt shops opening. We won't be visiting any restaurants quite yet. I am looking forward to planting and getting gardening in. Stay well.


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