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Post-Thanksgiving Happiness

November 28, 2011

Black Friday? Guess again. Movie madness? Nope. Pancakes at John O’Groats? Ding ding ding!!!

 

And as long as we’re there, can we get a side of biscuits too, please? And if we’re getting that delicious Baxter Scramble, make sure it comes with those delectable potatoes. After a post-turkey haze, there’s nothing like a few carbs over at family-run John O’Groats. It’s been on Pico Blvd. near Rancho Park in LA for decades and it’s my go-to place when I want a simple and delicious meal, which is usually a breakfast of pancakes &eggs.

a happy man

I had the 7-grain granola pancakes and hubby, aka my Novio, ordered the Baxter Scramble – scrambled eggs with sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach & avocado – with potatoes. Perfect for a day when you want the kitchen to be on hiatus.

PS to the Apple Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake:

In a tale not unlike Goldilocks, it went from Too Wet to (I believe) Too Dry to, in its third incarnation today, Just Right. What did I do?

I switched amounts of baking powder and baking soda and surprise, reduced the number of eggs from 3 to 2. Changes are all duly updated in the Apple Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake post. My novio wants to know why everything seems to fly out of the house almost as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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One Comment
  1. Laura permalink

    thanks for the shout out to me in NY….I love your blog….it’s like listening to you in person….the flow of ideas from that brilliant creative mind is inspiring…lots of great tips oh guru….. you are indeed the great and powerful oz of all things food and baking…….the recipes are yummy and make me want to try them….
    love you, jujubelle

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