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Posted on 2013.02.24 at 00:00
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I took this picture at the Canterbury Cathedral in 1991 during a European road trip when my roommate and I changed permanent duty stations from Shierstein Kasern, Germany to RAF Moslesworth, England.

Christ in Glory welcoming children of all nations

But this post isn't about Europe, or even about Jesus. And while I wouldn't go so far as to call a brother an amateur feeding 5000 men with "no more but five loaves and two fishes" I will detail my own similar deeds during Winter Storm Q.

Having little else in the kitchen during the GREAT HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (with no way to get my car on the road) and needing to feed myself, my two children, and their four friends, I put on Mahler's 8th Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) and manifested an entire platter of pancakes with a single egg borrowed from a neighbor kid's mom, the last of the flour, six teaspoons of baking soda, a quarter-cup of EVOO, a tablespoon of brown sugar, half a cup of heavy whipping cream, some water, and a quarter-cup of homemade vanilla.

Its not every day my children sing songs of praise in my name, but this time they were even joined by their friends.


slchurchman at 2013-02-24 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure songs of praise will be sung from these children for years to come!
Who knows maybe one will grow to be an artist and design stained glass to commemorate the event.
ehowton at 2013-03-05 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
Then someone could write a book about it, and some other whack-jobs could worship me. I like where you're going with this.
michelle1963 at 2013-02-24 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
Your pancakes are going to be a special childhood memory for those kids.

One summer my parents ran short on cash. Teachers didn't have the option of being paid year round then as they do now, and it required diligent money management to plan for the 3 unpaid monts in summer. They hadnt done so well that year. Being 10, I was unaware of all of this. We ate beans - A LOT! I happened to love them. Thought it was great we were having them so often. Was a real happy camper. It was only later I found out why.

No matter. That was still a tasty summer. :)
ehowton at 2013-03-05 06:31 (UTC) (Link)
They really loved it when I made homemade syrup as I loved my father's when he made his.
pcofwildthings at 2013-02-25 00:23 (UTC) (Link)
Holy flapjacks, and mercy me, Jemima, those look amazing! Great resourcefulness.
ehowton at 2013-02-25 01:01 (UTC) (Link)
Believe it or not (and you probably do), I used to have an Aunt Jemima avatar on here :D

codekitten at 2013-03-04 22:54 (UTC) (Link)
those are gorgeous! nice work :)
ehowton at 2013-03-05 06:34 (UTC) (Link)
They tasted of manna, which fell from the heavens. And thanks!
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