Apr. 4th, 2015

Dude, no

Apr. 4th, 2015 08:41 am
clevermanka: default (wrinkled nose)
Sitting in the service area of Briggs Auto this morning, waiting for the Crossfire's oil change to wrap up. I'd been here for about half an hour, and I was settled in with Tumblr and the tea I brought, when this old white guy walked up to me, no introduction, no nothing, just "Do you need a ride somewhere?"

Dude, no. WTF.

I mean, I get that he's probably the guy who gives rides to people, but if I wanted a ride, I'd have asked for one when I got here? And to just offer a ride somewhere, with no explanation or introduction?



And I just learned that the reason the Crossfire's check engine light's been on for the past three months is that the battery is almost dead. It's supposed to have a charge of ~700 and the current charge is sitting somewhere around 250. Really glad I came in to get the oil changed before I drove to the airport for 221B Con because you know the way my life goes, that battery would've decided to die for real in the airport parking lot.

Later this morning is a serious sparring session with [livejournal.com profile] mckitterick to see if I can get some serious bruises to come out for the Moran cosplay (s-e-x-x-y*) and then it's food prep time. It's kind of a pain to carry around all my food for a five-day trip, but getting it all ready and building in enough variety to keep me interested and somewhat-decently nourished is actually pretty fun.

* ETA [livejournal.com profile] mckitterick is actually pretty sexy when he really fights and isn't just playing around. I'm hoping I can get him irritated enough with me to actually punch back. He usually holds back quite a bit because let's face it he could totally wipe the floor with me but it's just so much fun to see the change on his face when he decides oh it's on now.

Pancakes

Apr. 4th, 2015 03:14 pm
clevermanka: default (bonecruncher)
I tried making a paleo sweet potato pancake recipe I found this morning so I'd have something more substantial as That Sort of Food (light, not canned fish, not date bars) for 221B Con. They were pretty awful. Way too runny and wouldn't firm up in the middle before the bottom burned, etc. So I went back to my usual pancake recipe (which I mostly just eyeball) and added the remaining mashed sweet potato that didn't get used in the first batch. Decided I would go ahead and actually measure things for posting here.

Pancakes
1/2 c mashed sweet potato
1 overripe banana, mashed
3 eggs
1 T arrowroot powder
2 rounded T coconut flour
3 rounded T almond meal
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
pinch of salt
coconut oil

Mix potato and banana until well mashed. Add eggs and whisk until well-incorporated. In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Once well-integrated, add to wet mixture and blend well. Let sit 2-3 minutes to thicken.

In hot, well-oiled pan, pour pancakes by scant 1/4 cupfuls (the pancakes should be small--no bigger than 3"). Cook on low heat for three to five minutes or until they're turnable (this takes some practice). Finish cooking on other side and remove to cooling rack if you're freezing them for later.

This makes a lot of pancakes. I got ten 3" pancakes out of this, each about 1/2" thick. Also I haven't actually tasted them yet, so here's hoping they're good? Yeah, they're pretty good.

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