Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter '09

It being an odd-numbered year, I didn't feel any unusual compulsion to try to attend an Easter service this time around (as opposed to the Quakers '06 and the Unitarians '08; also, I am running out of conceivably acceptable churches and feeling more securely agnostic in general) so instead I spent the best and brightest part of the late morning making strawberry pancakes, then locating the chair with the best sunbeam in Sarah's living room and reading another chapter of Foucault's Discipline and Punish, which is surprisingly compelling. Happy Easter!

Later I took a short bike ride through a bracing late-afternoon breeze; there was an actual cyclists' race near East Rock Park so I just took a couple of amateur laps around the neighborhood, including along scenic Edgehill Road with its view of the cliff and its agglomeration of very large houses. Later, a veggie burrito for dinner while rewatching the playoffs portion of the Steelers Super Bowl XLIII DVD, plus doing taxes. So, as Nate said, other than that, not much to report.
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The pancakes this morning were exceptionally good, so much that we were wondering what exactly the secret was (baking powder?) -- so the ingredients, for the record:

● 1 1/2 cups flour
● 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
● 1 tsp salt
● 1 tbsp sugar

add to that:
● 1 1/4 cup milk
● 1 egg
● 3 tbsp. melted butter

Mix (with berries or whatever) just until moist, cook with a liberal amount of butter, use the good Canadian syrup, etc.


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