We signed papers on our new house last week and I have packed only a few boxes. In past moves, I have been up to my armpits in boxes by this time. And I hated it. So this time, I am not packing until the last minute.
This is also my first “let’s jump in the car and take a load over to the other house” move. When we lived in Washington state, we made two 40 mile moves. But with traffic being what it was, we made the trips in one U-haul. For our next move, we were able to hire professionals to move us. I packed and they hauled and drove. Like the only time we were ever bumped up to first class on an airplane, that was perhaps a once in a lifetime move; sheer bliss and no headaches. Since then, we have moved ourselves, with me scrounging for boxes and my husband doing the heavy lifting.
Have I mentioned that new this house is a fixer? We won’t be moving straight in. This week we (meaning me and a couple of kids I hired) have to paint, pull out gross carpet, add new flooring, fix a couple of windows, have the AC tuned and have all the kitchen appliances replaced. And I have been CLEANING. Oy! The house is filthy. We will have it sprayed for bugs, too, before we move in.
That’s another reason I haven’t started packing. I don’t know when we are really moving. So, in the meantime, I am blissfully ignoring the huge pile of empty, unfolded boxes in my garage. And in the same vein of ignoring the upcoming move, I have made a complete list of all of the posts on this blog with no photos. Over one hundred of them are sadly void of any visuals and a few on top of that have to be redone. I am leaving quite a few hideous photos in place. Maybe if I am blogging in another five years, I will go back and get those done, too. In the duration, they can stand as witness of improvement.
- 2 Tbsp almond flour
- 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
- 2 Tbsp Potato flour
- 2 Tbsp sorghum flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp raisins
- 1½ Tbsp coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 4 Tbsp buttermilk
- 1 apple, peeled and grated
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, combine egg, vanilla, oil and buttermilk.
- Add wet ingredients to flour mixture.
- Fold in apple and walnuts.
- Add more buttermilk if mixture is too thick.
- Cook on greased griddle or skillet as per normal pancakes.