Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes….a repost

Because I’ve been obsessed with food and cooking lately and because it’s just darn funny, I had to repost this.  Thank you to Jenna at Paleo Project for eating healthy and being darn funny.  Enjoy….

September 19, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes


Saturday was one of those, wow, it’s so beautiful and sunny and cool and perfect for fall pancakes and also for a bird to fly right into your glass sliding door and die.

What, you’ve never had one of those Saturdays?

Well, it started like this:

I woke up on Saturday morning with the strong desire for Paleo Pancakes. You know, my favoritist paleoish recipe. All you do is mix 1 banana with 1 egg and 1 spoonful of almond butter to make pancake batter. It’s rather genius and I thank Mark’s Daily Apple for this recipe every night before bed.

I always have almond butter and usually have eggs but I needed a banana. So I went to the grocery store and what do I see? Dozens of bunches of green bananas. Great for a girl with a few days to putz around waiting for bananas to turn yellow. But I was hungry NOW.

I contemplated going to Starbucks and buying one banana for like $16, but on my way I got a seedling of an idea. What could I replace banana with that would also be fallish and wonderful? Apple sauce? Too thin. It needed the consistency of a banana. Apple butter? Hmm.. but is that too many butters? Canned pumpkin? CANNED PUMPKIN!!?!?! OMG I’m the smartest person alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I get about here in my pancake making process and SMACKOBANGO. Whaaaaat was that? But deep down, I already knew. I walked over to the sliding door and there, on the ground, was a bird. He wasn’t dead yet, but I’m pretty sure his neck was broken. So I did what any normal person would do. I took a picture of it.

And then I opened the door and sat on the edge and talked to the bird for awhile. I talked about life and how it is just too short and how you never know if you’re just going to go out to get a pack of cigarettes for your bird wifey, or if you’re going to fly straight into someone’s glass sliding door. You probably didn’t even kiss your bird babymama and three squawking kids before you left. Do you have any regrets, bird? What would you have done differently? Worn sunblock? Made peace with your father who left you in the nest to fend for yourself? Started that tree house coffee shop? He stared at me for a long time saying nothing. I walked away to finish my pancakes. What? I needed to finish them. Life’s too short, remember?

I went back to check on the bird several times. He moved from the door to under the table. It was weird. I’ve never watched anything die before. I stacked all my pancakes up on a plate to bring outside. And guess what? Bird was gone. Poof. I’d like to think I gave him the strength for one last flight home. Maybe he picked up flowers for his boo on the way. Or worms for the bubs. Maybe he had a miraculous full recovery.

I ate my pancakes and vowed to do two things: always kiss people goodbye before I leave the house, and try to leave more streaky marks on our glass sliding doors.

Because in reality, he probably got eaten by another bird while I was pouring syrup on my pancakes.

This post is dedicated to Bird.
May the wind always be at your back
And a glass sliding door not be at your front.


Funny, right?  Now I have to go try to make these pancakes….

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