Some days ago grandson David mentioned what he’d like his brother Nathaniel to prepare for his birthday. The background is that Nathaniel owed David pancakes. David slept late the morning Nate cooked breakfast several weeks ago. We ate all the pancakes, so chef promised David he could have whatever he wanted another time.
Nobody knows what the restrictions for COVID-19 will be like in five weeks. Nathaniel could still be in New York, or he could be back in Charlotte. Chances are slim that he would be with us on June 1. I was interested in what food David had in mind. He developed his idea, verbally musing about pancakes, chocolate, and fruit. The fruit should be in the batter, and it would be lovely to have chocolate in it, too. Blueberries would be great. That’s how Dark Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes were born. David has been working six days a week, and I thought it would be nice for him to have a treat. Of course, a treat for one meant a treat for all. What a start to the day!
Nathaniel is not off the hook. David still hopes to have our chef create fabulous pancakes when he gets back here. (Note to Nate: He is leaning toward fresh pitted cherries and chocolate.)