How is everyone doing with the stay at home orders? If you have them. In NY we are stay at home until mid-May with wearing masks in public if social distancing is not possible. I am in week 7 of work from home and our company indicates we are to WFH until June 1st (or longer – who knows!) In New York, NYC has the highest percentage of coronavirus tests that are positive with WNY coming in second. So who knows when those executive orders will be lifted for us!! Some areas of the state will be out and about before us! At least we have a lot of wonderful wildlife that we are enjoying in our new homestead!
So how is cooking going for everyone? We are shopping once every 2 weeks and definitely stalking Amazon and Grove Collaborative for items when they come in stock. I am sharing my most recent adventure with running out of ingredients and improvising! Would love to hear your stories!
So as everyone knows, it is tough to find any types of flour, white, whole wheat etc. We had some buttermilk and wanted to make whole wheat pancakes. Well our King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat flour is almost gone. I never stock up on flour since you want it fresh. And of course King Arthur’s website is completely sold out. But luckily we have two bags of white flour! So we improvise. I combined elements from my Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes and Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes. Refer to my post for more Pancakes Tips and Techniques.
We start with 2 cups of white whole wheat flour and the empty bag had 3/4 cup. So white flour for the remaining 1 1/4 cups. Then we need 2 cups of Buttermilk. Hmmm…. the measuring cup indicates 1 3/4 cups. Now I am out of Buttermilk – must have been the no yeast bread experiment. So what to do? Went to the refrigerator and dig out the Unsweetened Almond Milk to top off the 2 cups. So I was a bit nervous on how is this going to come out. Hubby starts enjoying the pancakes while I am flipping them. All of a sudden he lets me know these are the best pancakes! They are light and fluffy! Always good when there is a happy ending!