Monday, August 18, 2014

Invader Zim, Pancake Holsters and Pancakes - Just a Typical Morning at the Range

After staying up late watching cartoons with a bowl of popcorn, like a little kid, while Partner was on the road until late in the evening, I was still a bit sleepy as I read an article on holsters over coffee the other morning.   I read something about "pancake holster" and this vision came into my head.  Oh wait. . . . that's pancake style.

I'd been thinking of making waffles after watching an episode of Invader Zim  last night (do u like waffles?) I.Z. is a cartoon revolving around an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his ongoing mission to conquer and destroy a dark and satirical version of earth (after his brief banishment to the planet Foodcourtia).
His various attempts to enslave or destroy the human race are invariably undermined by a combination of his own ineptitude, his malfunctioning carbohydrate loving robot servant GIR (who disguises himself as a dog) and his arch-nemesis Dib, one of very few humans attentive enough to be cognizant of Zim's identity. It had a brilliant first season and then was  shortly thereafter canceled, and like Firefly, has a cult following, one that probably includes more adults than the pre-teens it was aimed at.

The Letter M: What's wrong with you? All you talk about is aliens and ghosts and seeing Bigfoot in your garage!

Dib: He was using the belt sander..
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Gir:  Let's make biscuits?  LETS MAKE BISCUITS!
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Zim: [over video link] Soon, I'll bring the Tallest here to witness my ingenious evil! AHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! HAAH! I said evil! AHAHAHAA!

Dib: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Professor Membrane: [from basement] Son, there'd better not be any walking dead up there!

Dib: It's nothing to worry about, Dad! And I said I was sorry about that!
Zim: Computer, give me all the information you have on the FBI.

Computer: The FBI is a government law enforcement agency.

 Zim: Continue.

Computer: Insufficient data. Zim: "Insufficient data"? Can't you just make an educated guess? Computer: O... kay... Um, founded in 1492 by, uh... demons, the FBI is a crack law enforcement agency designed to... uh, I dunno, fight... aliens?

Zim: I KNEW IT!
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 Zim: GIR! What are you doing?
Gir: I made mashed po-ta-toes!
Zim: Yes... and muffins...

I'm getting hungry now but it's going to be pancakes.  I had made pancakes using Kefir once. and they turned out pretty good but I tweaked the recipe this time and it was even better

 I cut back on the liquid just a bit, and added an extra step to let the batter rise a bit. I also made them a little bit smaller so they were easy to flip. Success!

These tasted as good as they looked.
These were as good as the banana bread pancake experiment.
 The way they fluff up, it's hard to tell, but this stack is just five small pancakes.
Yes, you can have seconds but we're out of bacon.
Full of pancakes and Amish bacon, it's time to go out and save the planet.

I can't find my holster. I think someone ate it.