Friday, July 10, 2009

Culinary Throwdown: Obamanation Meals

Today's is the day for Chef Troll's Culinary Throwdown, the theme is a budget meal/dish in our tough economic climate.

Oh baby, do I have a good one for you.

Since we must make a dish for an economically challenged wallet, I decided to conquer breakfast, as it is the most important meal of the day. Today's dish is simple, simple, simple, and good, good, great, but no calorie cutter-as this one is OVER the calorie limit, BIG TIME, but not the budget limit!! But we only live once and since we are on a tight budget here, we might as well be fat and happy, right??

OK, so I present to you my easy, yummy, Recees Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes.

You will need:
1 box of Bisquick-(I don't care what anyone says, Bisquick makes a perfect pancake)
1 Reeces Peanut Butter Cup Candy Bar
1 serving of Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup
1 can of Pam cooking spray
1 egg
Follow directions on Bisquick box to make pancake batter.

I halved the recipie to cut costs for my small family.

Spray Pam cooking spray lightly onto fry pan and heat till droplets of water sizzle on hot surface.

Pour batter onto hot skillet and let rise, reducing temp slightly to avoid burning pancake.

Chop Reeses candy into small 1/4 cubes-a little bigger than the size of a dime-(in my excitment, I forgot to take a shot of the chopped up Reeses Peanut Butter Cup so this is a re-enactment with chocolate chips, which are no way near as good as Reeses)

Add chopped Reeses to uncooked side of pancake, just before flipping.

Ah Voila!!! The most delactable, delightful, inexpensive pancake you will ever love!!!

Total cost for dish-

Bisquick-$2.59-I used one cup of the large box for the recipe-so it was practically free.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup- .75 cents.

milk-1/2 cup of a $3.49 gallon-again, pennies.

1 egg-1/12 of a $1.89 dozen=pennies.

1 serving of $1.79 bottle of Aunt Jemima's Maple syrup.

Total cost of all ingredients amout to a little over $10.00-my estimate on my dish would be for less than $5 bucks.

Livin la vida loca!


LaDivaCucina said...

Hi Candy, sounds yummy but please tell me this isn't breakfast at your house and is dessert!!!

TROLL Y2K said...

Excellent. Pancakes you can't get at a restaurant for about 1/4 the price! Smart!

starbender said...

YUM YUM YUMMY! I'm comin 2 u'r house for breakfast.... Unfortunately, I seem 2 skip this meal ALOT. I shouldn't, but if breakfast was like that, hey, I'm up for it! ...and then jogging for like 4 hours 2 burn it back off!
(it would be worth it!)

katrocket said...

One of the beautiful things about America is the way you have figured out how to make candy acceptable at the breakfast table!

Cora said...

Reese's pancakes?!

My. Kid. Will. Die. With. Joy.

Soda and Candy said...

I feel... so proud to be American right now.


; )

Pop and Ice said...

I'd eat that for dinner! But then we like having breakfast for dinner occasionally. And what's not to like about Reese's Peanut Butter Cups?!

Buzz Kill said...

I can just picture how this came about. A little kid on a tricycle with a Reese's cup in hand plowing into the Pilsbury Doughboy. You got dough guts on my Reese's cup; you got Reese's cup on my dough guts. A match made in heaven. Nice job. I like that you make 10 inch pancakes too.

BeckEye said...

Oh my. That sounds heavenly. But alas, I'm on a diet.

chickory said...

im going to make this and apply is directly to my arse! where im sure it will reside. itll be fun getting there. very budgety. but not as nutritious as i would like. maybe if you add powdered protein? grherhahaha

Elenka said...

OOOO, I'll bet it's just as good with the plain chocolate chips. Sounds like perfection to me.