Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe

My friend recently asked me for the recipe for our pancakes.  Here it is, Stephanie!

2 cups flour (I have used rice flour to make them gluten free with great success)

1 t. baking soda

1 t. sea salt

2 cup milk

2 eggs

6 T. melted butter

1 bag of Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

Mix together dry ingredients.  Stir in the egg, melted butter, baking soda and salt.  Whisk together, adding extra milk for the desired batter thickness you prefer (I only need to add extra when I use rice flour).  Gently stir in chocolate chips last.

Cook pancakes on a well buttered, hot skillet or griddle, flipping once bubbles begin to form.

This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite websites, Heavenly Homemakers.  She has them listed as Simple Soaked Pancakes and soaks them.  I don’t typically soak mine because honestly I forget to.  Make sure you go over and check out her site.  She has a ton of great recipes and tips!

Menu Plan for 3/25/2013

My normal grocery budget is $125.00 a week for our family of 4 eating local (when possible), organic, real foods.  Last week I tried not posting specific days for meals and it worked out well.  So, with that being said I am going to just post 7 breakfast ideas, 7 lunch ideas, and 7 dinner ideas again this week.  You’ll notice a few things on our list are the same as last week as well because we ended up not using them last week.

The following is our meal plan for this week:

Breakfasts

Donuts

Egg in a hole x2

Smoothies x2

Oatmeal (This is a weekend thing. Apparently according to the boys I can’t make it good like Scott does.)

Big breakfast (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and biscuits)

Lunch

Chicken nuggets and veggies (whatever we have in there)

Pizza

PB&Js with veggies

Sandwiches

Dinner

Fried chicken legs, a gratin turnips, and greenbeans

Tuna Cassarole and salad

Bratwurst, onions, and peppers with rice

Spaghetti with meatballs from deer sausage (Thanks, Mom & Dad!)

Pizza

Pancakes with all the fixins

What’s on your menu plan for this week?  Do you see something you’d like to try on mine but there isn’t a recipe linked?  Let me know and I’ll get a recipe online for you.  Need ideas?  Check out the other menu plans on of Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie.

Menu Plan for March 18, 2013

I didn’t make a meal plan for last week because it was just Scott and I so in all honesty we went out a lot.  The boys went to my parents house for a week, and then my mother-in-law brought them home on Friday and spent the weekend with us.  It was great to spend time with her.  We don’t get to do it often enough.

This week I am not going to be buying much, if anything, because we did eat out so much last week.  Our fridge is full and I want to keep the spending low.  My normal grocery budget is $125.00 a week for our family of 4 eating local (when possible), organic, real foods.  One thing I’ve noticed from previous meal plans is I am really bad about not making the meals I have for specific days, just call me a rebel. 😉  So, with that being said I am going to just post 7 breakfast ideas, 7 lunch ideas, and 7 dinner ideas.

The following is our meal plan for this week:

Breakfasts

Egg in a hole

Bacon and eggs

Smoothies and eggs

Oatmeal (This is a weekend thing. Apparently according to the boys I can’t make it good like Scott does.)

Big breakfast (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and biscuits)

Homemade poptarts x2

Lunch

Homemade fish sticks, celery, and tomatoes x2

Leftover Pizza

Dinner

Fried chicken legs and greenbeans

Nacho bar including guacamole

Rubens and a gratin turnips

Bratwurst, onions, and peppers with rice

Pizza

Lasagna wraps and salad

Bacon and eggs

What’s on your menu plan for this week?  Do you see something you’d like to try on mine but there isn’t a recipe linked?  Let me know and I’ll get a recipe online for you.  Need ideas?  Check out the other menu plans on of Menu Plan Monday at Organized Junkie.

Meal Plan for March 5, 2013

If you didn’t know yet God healed Eli and I from gluten intolerance last Sunday night!  To read my testimony about it read this post.  So, with that amazing healing we have been eating gluten for a few weeks now.  My grocery budget is now $125.00 a week for our family of 4 eating local, organic, real foods.

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The following is our meal plan for this week:

Monday, February 25th

Breakfast – Chocolate chip pancakes

Lunch – Met Daddy for lunch

Dinner – Baked chicken, salad, and cheese sticks.

Tuesday, February 26th

Breakfast – Bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits with orange

Lunch – Potato and broccoli soup

Dinner – Meatloaf, turnips, and salad

Wednesday, February 27th

Breakfast – Eggs and toast

Lunch – TBD

Dinner – Homemade fish sticks, fries, salad

Thursday, February 28th

Breakfast – TBD

Lunch – TBD

Dinner – Chicken tacos

Friday, March 1st

Breakfast – Chocolate chip pancakes

Lunch – PB&J and snap peas

Dinner – Bratwurst and TBD veggie

Saturday, March 2nd

Breakfast – Big breakfast with bacon, eggs, hash browns, and biscuits

Lunch – Leftovers

Dinner – Pizza

What’s on your menu plan for this week?  Do you see something you’d like to try on mine but there isn’t a recipe linked?  Let me know and I’ll get a recipe online for you.