A friend told me about Pancake Sundays, where you just make and eat pancakes on Sunday as a weekly food ritual. You don’t need to make fancy pancakes, you just have to make them.
When I was growing up, my Sunday breakfast ritual was to pan-fry two eggs and eat them on toast with lots of ketchup. I never ate eggs during the week, but on Sunday I would always make my two eggs. After I left home, I stopped eating Sunday morning eggs and realised that I could just eat them on any day, even eating them for dinner sometimes.
This past Sunday, inspired by my friend’s Pancake Sundays idea, I decided to make banana pancakes since I had extra bananas that were never made into a banana pudding for friends. Since we still don’t have internet working at home, I looked through my rather paltry selection of cookbooks and decided to follow the basic pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking. I mashed up two ripe bananas, saving half a banana for slices for topping, and slipped them into the batter and heated up the griddle.
Even though I burned the first pancake, the rest of them turned out pretty tasty and were well worth the minimal effort. I am pretty sure I can figure out some kind of simplified ratio that I can memorize so I won’t need to break out the cookbook (I hate cooking from books) next time.