Tuesday, 10 July 2007

I made it to Dallas. Long flight, made much more bearable by the company of a lovely lady sat nect to who was a librarian. We chatted books, writing, London and Dallas.

Last night I went out to dinner with friends from eHarlequin and had a great time. I was really glad I'd decided not to wimp out and go to bed. And I had the tastiest burger I've ever eaten! I made all the others laugh when I told them they "grew good cows here".

This morning I had my first experience of an American breakfast. Bona fide american pancakes! Not healthy, I know, but it had to be done. I cook a Nigella Lawson version for my kids occasionally and I decided I needed the authentic experience - to see if I'm doing it right. When the plate arrived, all I could say was "Wow!".

First of all, I was definiately making them too small! The ones I make are maybe 5" across, but my plate this morning was stacked high with pancakes maybe twice that diameter, served with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries (mmm), warm maple syrup (definitely something I will do when I return home!) and a blob of what looked like ice cream.

ice cream for breakfast? Oh well, when in Dallas...
Erm, no. After I'd taken a bite I remembered that the menu had said it was served with "whipped butter", but I'd been so overawed with my plate of gorgeousness I'd forgotten all about it. Whoops!


Anonymous said...

What better way to start your morning than that. Those made me hungry. Hope you continue to enjoy your visit to the states.

Lynn Writes said...

Did you recieve a big "Howdy" when you got here? If not, Howdy and welcome to Texas!

Congratulations on your Rita Final. Good Luck and I hope to meet you.

Michelle Styles said...

Pancakes are larger in restaurants than in homes... It is just a fact of life.

I am looking forward to reading about your adventures and living vicariously! My fingers are firmly crossed.

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

Hmmm...waiting on the margarita post!

liz fenwick said...

Ditto what Jenna said :-)