Guten Tag, y'all!
Yesterday, when I asked the Babycakes what he wanted for breakfast, he said "Pancakes!" No problem, right?
We had pancake mix, but we didn't have syrup. If we still lived in the States, I would've just packed him up and made a quick run to Wal-Mart (or the always awesome Tar-zhay), but this ain't
Kansas Alabama anymore! This is Germany, and just about everything--including grocery stores--are closed on Sundays.
Now, Old Tat would've said, "Oh well," and made some toast. But Expat Tat has turned out to be way more solution oriented. Hmm, I said to myself. My mom and my granny used to make syrup for us. Since it's too early to call home, lemme ask Google. So I Googled, found a recipe, and made some pankcake syrup! It came out a little too sweet, but otherwise it was good. Check out those pictures.*
I'm sure I've mentioned it a time or two, but cooking was never my strong suit--before I moved. So much so that whenever my family had a get together, I was usually assigned to bring paper plates or drinks instead of a cooked dish (trust me--this was the best thing for everyone involved). But since there's so much stuff that I want that I can't just run to the store and get, I've spent a lot of time learning how to cook lots of things from scratch.
When I moved to Germany, I figured I'd pick up new skills like speaking German or working in an international office. I never for one second imagined that cooking is would be one of the skills I picked up. It just goes to show how getting out of your comfort zone can make you push past your limitations.
Pancakes, anyone? #ThatsWhatPrinceSaid
*Because I'm me, I TOTALLY spilled half the syrup while I was trying to take pictures. And I was feeling so proud of myself..I guess pride goeth before a spill, too.