November 2, 2011

Banana Pancakes!

One of my most vivid memories is the taste of Grandma and Grandpa Shirey’s pancakes and King Syrup on Sunday mornings before church. When I was younger, I would spend the night at their house on Saturday nights and on Sunday mornings I would wake up to griddle cooked pancakes. It’s so funny how the taste of food can linger in your mouth, even if you haven’t had it for years and years. Sometimes they would even make the pancakes in K’s for Katie.

We made banana pancakes for dinner tonight to celebrate the end of our finals and to take a break from writing a paper due tomorrow. We are so close to being finished with Academic India, that I can hardly believe it.

Initial Pancakes just like Mamaw and Papaw used to make! 

Peacefully. Simply. Pancakes. 

Can't you see that it's just raining?
Ain't no need to go outside...
Baby, you hardly even notice

When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep you
From doing what you're supposed to
Waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
I'll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

And we can pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just raining?
Ain't no need to go outside

What are some of your favorite meals from your childhood? Do you have any particular food memories?
Only 11 days until I’m on a plane to Virginia! I am soaking in the last bit of India right as monsoon has kicked in full swing. 


PS - There is totally a trail that is more or less in South East Asia known as the Banana Pancake Trail.It's kind of a tongue-in-cheek reference to the number of BnBs and cafes that have sprung up along said route, in order to cater to Westerners.

1 comment:

  1. Grandma Judy always tells the story of the time that you stayed with them and just before bedtime you asked if you could have breakfast before you went to bed. That is such a Katie story I love it. We will make some K C banana chocolate chip strawberry pancakes when you come home in less than two weeks. We are all counting down the days until you come home. Say inside out of the monsoon weather!