I tried my hand at making zucchini pancakes, today, using 1 cup grated zucchini, 1 cup pancake mix, and an egg. Remembering how watery my waffle batter became, I squeezed out as much liquid from the grated zucchini as I could before measuring out a cup of it; but, that made the batter a bit too dry and I had to add a little bit of water to the mixture! Maybe I shouldn't have squeezed out the liquid from the zucchini, after all! I also added a tiny bit of salt and a little bit of chili powder, but, neither my daughter nor I could taste the chili powder, so I might add more, next time.
I made the pancakes in the electric skillet that I had mentioned earlier, while seated in the armchair in the living room. Oh, that electric skillet is certainly coming in useful! The batter was a little too thick to spread out evenly on its own, but the pancakes turned out nice and fluffy. There was enough batter to make nine small pancakes. Neither my daughter nor I could really taste the zucchini, which surprised us both! I ate them with peach chutney and they tasted great.
I had a pain free night last night and a pain free day, so far, today (typing this in the early afternoon). Being pain free is a blessing I will not take for granted, anymore!
Today started out sunny, but nice and cool (about 80F); I opened the doors and windows to get the cool morning air into the house. Then, it got a bit cloudy and, around 10:30 a.m., we had a surprise drizzle of rain! I hurried as best I could to the sliding glass door to take a picture of the unexpected rain, but, it only lasted for about two minutes and the 50 drops or so of rain we received dried up almost before they reached the ground! There was nothing to photograph! LOL. After that, it became sunny again and now, in the early afternoon, the temperature is 92F. Today's forecast is a high of 94F.
I did a small load of laundry, this morning - two blankets that had been on the bed, which will be put away for the summer. I was able to do this load by myself without daughter's help! I also folded and put away the bed sheets, etc., that were washed yesterday. I feel like I managed to accomplish something!
I received a phone call from the MRI imaging center, asking me if I could be there for the MRI in the morning of June 28, instead of the evening; if not, they'd have to reschedule it for another day. I said I will be able to be there in the morning as I don't want to postpone the MRI for a later date.
The rest of the afternoon will be set aside for sewing/repairing the quilt. I am hoping that I will be able to go for a walk in the garden this evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being pain free (so far) today
- What I am able to accomplish each day
- Zucchini from the garden
- Daughter being willing to try the results of my zucchini experiments
- Working appliances
Today's joyful activity was trying out a new zucchini recipe!
How is your Thursday coming along? What are your plans for tomorrow?