By Teri Cayton
The Parsons Advocate
I feel blessed to have the friends I have made since I went to work here at the Advocate. I am not originally from Tucker County but it has become my second home. I spend a third of my life here at work and the people I have met are great.
I recently had to put that friendship to the test. My jeep broke down and within a matter of minutes I had three people volunteer to take me home. That is a 50 mile round trip and they did not hesitate. Momma Said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
I have made more friends since working here than I have made in my hometown is over 20 years. I tend to stick to myself and I am not a very outgoing person. I don’t party or drink or smoke so I am quite boring in fact. I don’t deny it I am a very singular type of person. But the friends I have made here are the greatest.
Thanks to all that made my disaster just a little easier to bear. I hope the jeep can be repaired and keep going for another 100,000 miles. I guess a girl can dream but the jeep sure has saved a lot of miles on my pickup. I am hoping to keep the pickup until at least I have it paid off but we shall see. It is a newer model and has the aluminum body so if I keep it clean it has no chance of rusting but it will corrode from the salt. Momma Said, “Friends are like potato chips, you can’t have just one.”
Healthy Apple Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons of white granulated sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- One cup of milk
- 1 medium-size Granny Smith apple, grated
Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
Place in the egg, milk, and apple. Whisk once again until a batter forms.
Heat a pan to medium heat and add in the butter.
Scoop about 1 cup of the mixture in and fry until golden brown on one side.
Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown.
Plate up and top with syrup and butter. You can add cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
Serve and enjoy your healthy apple pancakes.