Mary Morony, Author of Apron Strings, Done Growed Up and If It Ain't One Thing

Ethel Make Some Oatmeal Griddle Cakes, Please

Ethel Make Some Oatmeal Griddle Cakes, Please

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“Ethel, Ethel would you make oatmeal griddlecakes today, please? Gordy wasn’t much into jumping, but he gave a little hop, nonetheless.

“Honey, it all depends if I got any leftover oatmeal. Let me git in the door good, take off m’ hat an’ coat lemme see. What gits you outta d’ bed dis early on a Saturday?”

Gordy sat down and sprawled over the table. “I had a bad dream and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I got up. I was goin’ to watch TV, but all that was on was a test pattern.”

“I sorry ‘bout yo’ dream. Do you want to tell me ‘bout it? Might make ya feel better.”

Gordy sat up and giggled, “It sounds silly now, but it was terrible at the time. I dreamt you said you would never make oatmeal pancakes again!”


Oatmeal Griddle Cakes

Serves an army or six hungry Gordys *

  • 1 c. sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c. leftover oatmeal
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Handful  of raisins

Beat until they ain’t no lumps fold in dry ingredients an’ raisins.

* Keeps good in the icebox and seems to taste better as time goes on. Every time you use it refresh with a speck more baking powder.


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