I found some sugar-free pancake mix at Fred Meyer the other day, and since Rea and I have been trying to be diligent on our low carb diets, I purchased a box so that we could try it out. This is what happened:
Me (yesterday morning): “Oh man, what I wouldn’t give for some blueberry pancakes!”
Rea: “Hey, didn’t you get some low carb pancake mix?”
Me: “Oh yeah!”
Rea: “And I’m pretty sure that we have some blueberries in the freezer…”
Me: “Holy Crap! Best day EVER!”
Rea: “I will whip some pancakes together if you will go get us some coffee at Starbucks.”
Me: “Good plan.”
When I got back from Starbucks, the aroma of delicious blueberry pancakes filled my senses. I even closed my eyes to savor the moment, until I heard Rea cussing in the kitchen.
Me: “What’s wrong?”
Rea: “Those damned blueberries are too heavy and are making it almost impossible to flip the pancakes! I’ve burned three of them already!”
Me: “Maybe they’re not burned. Maybe they just look burned because of the blue from the blueberries…?”
Rea: “There’s blue and then there’s BLACK.”
Me: “Too bad they’re not BLACKberry pancakes huh?”
I could tell that Rea was not in the mood for my terrible jokes, so I read her expression and quickly obeyed by shutting my pie-hole.
After a few failed attempts, Rea was able to get some very thin, but still rather glorious looking blueberry pancakes onto our plates.
I took my first bite.
Rea: “How are they?”
Rea took a bite: “Ohmygod these are TERRIBLE!”
Me: “Yeah, there is a serious need for butter and syrup.”
Rea: “Yeah, I mean let’s face it, aren’t pancakes merely a vessel for syrup?”
Me: “Yes, I guess they are.”
Rea: “I think we might have some syrup in the cupboard.”
Me: “Thank God!”
We then proceeded to drench our “sugar-free” pancakes with enough syrup to put us into a diabetic coma.
Rea: “That’s BETTER!”
Me: “I’ll say!”
Rea: “I guess this defeats the purpose of making sugar-free pancakes huh?”
Me: “Yep, pretty much.”
Rea: “They’re better, but it still seems like they need something…”
Me: “How about some Whipped Cream!”