Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Pancakes and other holiday essentials
So we're on holiday.
D said to me when we arrived that it's so nice to know what to expect even on holiday.
(We come to one of two holiday units every time we're here, in the same building).
This one has an abundance of glasses - I think the original owners are huge drinkers of alcohol and entertainers. At home, I have about an eighth of the number of glasses they have here :)
Usually in a holiday flat, depending on how many people the place can sleep, you have exactly that number of plates, bowls, mugs and glasses. Which I personally hate, but let's move on. I feel like they should at least double up - I like to use a lot of crockery.
We're in a 6-sleeper but there are 13 plates, 10 side plates, 9 mugs, probably 100 glasses. They have glass glasses, plastic glasses for outside on the patio - and all shapes and sizes, which is fabulous. I use them for snacks, liquids, everything!
The one thing this flat does not have is a non-stick pan, which completely cramps my style. There is a stainless steel one which I used one day for French toast.... and decided not worth it. And another day, I used an oven tray to make toasted cheese sandwiches. Also not going to happen again.
I forgot to pack my one-egg travel pan so I went to buy one for R110 (!) on day 1. It is very gorgeous (pastel blue) so I will enjoy it for many months to come, at home.
However, the non-stick pan or lack thereof means we have not had pancakes, a key holiday staple for us. The days have been perfect pancake days (cool weather) so maybe I'll make some egg-sized ones this afternoon.
And our standby for pancakes closed down. New owners are busy renovating, the shop next door told us.
I was so floored I couldn't even comprehend it. It's been a staple for us here for a good 5 - 6 years :)
But yesterday, the kids and I went hunting for pancakes and enjoyed some at a new place. Not up to my standard (I make great pancakes!) or that of the Milk Cafe, but it was good enough. And sometimes that's perfect.
How are you all doing?
What is your cold-weather comfort food?
Here is my other post about pans and knives :) Many feel as I do; one thinks I'm crazy.
PS these photos were taken in January 2014