You see, my computer is slow, frustratingly slow. I usually only have two bars on our wifi system - sometimes three and then I count myself lucky and immediately go and buy lottery tickets.
It's almost painful to have to sit and wait and wait for a page to load and because I only know what I know, which isn't much, I just assumed that was the way it worked...until I used the mister's computer, which moves at the speed of sound. I brought this fact up with the mister and asked him why my computer was so slow...he told me it's because I have too many pictures on it but he would look at it, ahem, when he had time. Okay then, no worries, I'll just be sitting here banging my head on the desk while the Drudge Report is loading.
Finally, after a thorough examination of the situation the mister explained that the wifi router, which is located in his office, wasn't strong enough to reach into my office! Sad for me, but not to worry, he'd fix it...and as you can see in the pic up top, his idea of a fix was to LAY a cable down the hallway from his office to mine - he saw NOTHING wrong with this - as he said, "How hard is it to step over a cable?!"
Well, let me tell you, it is STINKIN' HARD!! So I called Launi Ritter, computer expert extraordinaire, (info below) and she came, looked at the mess he created and suggested we move the router from the bottom shelf in the mister's office to the TOP shelf - and guess what - I now have FOUR bars! Moving the dang router fixed the problem!!! Oh, Launi also explained the difference between memory and RAM and I was delighted to be able to inform the mister that my computer isn't slow because of the 4,000 or so pictures on it...it's slow because it's almost out of memory! I have PLENTY of RAM...just no memory...and how fitting that is because really, I myself personally have ram - I'd like to ram a few things if you get my drift but alas, I have no memory!
Baked Blueberry Pancakes will take your mind off of any First World problems you might have. So quick and easy to make - the batter comes together in a flash, then it's popped into the oven for 25 minutes to bake - filling your home with the most wonderful aroma!
Once out of the oven a nice sprinkle of powdered sugar is all that's needed and then it's ready to be sliced and served. We've had incredible (abnormal/rare) May weather the last few days so I served the mister breakfast on the deck (yes, he is spoiled!) and he scarfed up every last bite (laying cable is such hard work!...laying cable! hardy-har-har!) We both loved these baked pancakes, they are especially good with maple syrup drizzled over the top and here's what's even better, IF you don't eat them all, you can wrap them with plastic wrap, refrigerate and eat them cold the next morning for a breakfast on the go - super-cake-y-delicious!
You can even freeze the left-overs and then reheat in the microwave - how great is that!?? I'm telling you straight - this one gets 5 dangs on the Dang Meter because it is SO easy, SO quick to make and SO-SO-SO delicious! It's dang, dang, dang, dang, dang good my friends, make it and see!
Baked Blueberry Pancakes - Adapted From Martha Stewart Living
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon for skillet
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, I used frozen)
For serving: powdered sugar to sprinkle on top and maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in upper third of oven. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet (or other nonstick oven-proof pan) in oven. Whisk together flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium size bowl. Whisk together milk, egg and melted butter in another bowl. Whisk milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined.
Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, swirling to coat. Pour batter into skillet and smooth top. Sprinkle evenly with blueberries and sprinkle the remaining sugar over top. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar and serving with syrup, if desired. Serves 4 to 6.
If you live in Seattle and need expert computer help (or blogging/website help!) shoot Launi Ritter an email, she will get you up and running and won't give you the runaround or make you feel stupid for not knowing something as simple as putting the router up high will solve your problem and keep you from bashing your head on your desk!
Heaven Sent Computer Services: Launi@heavensentcomp.com