9 years ago today I married my husband.
We had been dating for about 5 month's.
The shock of some of our family and friends cannot be expressed in words.
We were married by an old retired Justice of the Peace, he looked a bit like Yoda, on a very windy day on the side of a lake.
Afterwards we went to lunch with the few people who were there and then we packed his bags to fly back to England the next day.
With all excitement and then driving to the airport we didn't have dinner. Right next to our hotel was an IHOP and it was there, at midnight on our wedding day, we shared a stack of Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes:
1 large egg
1 cup plain flour/all-purpose
3/4 cups milk
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Beat the egg with hand beater until fluffy, then add the remaining ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, until just combined and smooth. Grease with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray before heating up the griddle or skillet over a medium heat (sprinkle a few drops of water, if bubbles jump around, heat is just right). Cook pancakes until bubbly on top, puffed and dry around the edges; turn and sprinkle on a small handful of chocolate chips and cook until the other side is golden brown.
Top with whatever you like and enjoy!
notes: recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker's Red Cookbook. IHOP: International House of Pancakes.