Monday, November 4

Ridiculously Practical Meals: Coffee & Pumpkin Pancakes

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I take advantage of the days leading up to Thanksgiving to indulge in all things pumpkin (except for pumpkin pie, but that's another story). When I found this pancake mix while walking through Trader Joe's it was a must. Not having to make the batter from scratch means that it is easy, requires very little ingredients to be in your home, and yet you still get to have the home-made feel of warm pancakes fresh from your stove top. All you will need is the box of batter, milk, eggs, and butter. The box walks you through all the instructions.

While this is all well and good for the weekend, mixing batter and flipping pancakes does take time. If you aren't up for this on a week day I highly recommend Eggo's Seasons Pumpkin Spice Waffles. For cheap, frozen waffles they are pretty darn good.

Now on to the part we are all really craving: Coffee. If you are looking for a strong, delicious single cup of coffee try out the ceramic filter. I found mine at World Market for $6.99. It fits a standard #4 paper filter.

To make a great cup of coffee here are the steps I follow:
  1. Boil water (I just use a tea kettle).
  2. While it is boiling place the paper filter in your ceramic filter.
  3. Place the ceramic filter on top of your mug.
  4. Pour water though the filter and into your mug. This heats up the filter and the mug so the coffee will stay warm longer. Additionally it flushes out any paper bits that may be lose from the filter.
  5. Pour the water from your mug into the sink and then place the ceramic filter on top of your mug again.
  6. Add your desired amount of ground coffee beans to the filter. I normally at about 2 tablespoons.
  7. Pour just enough water to cover the grounds. Let it sit until absorbed.
  8. Pour enough to fill the filter up about half way.
  9. Stir coffee grounds as the water drips. This keeps the bottom beans from being leached and creating a bitter taste in your coffee.
Repeat steps 8 & 9 until your mug is full. Ta-Da! A steaming cup of delicious coffee.

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