A few weeks ago, I went to Provo with Corrine. We went down to see Kelli Ann, my niece compete with BHS at the State Drill team competition. Which, btw, they won. All three categories, military, dance and kick, which also gave them first in the overall award as well. Here are a couple of pics.
Or “en pointe” you know, on your toes. Years and years of lessons, competitions, missed vacations, practices on weekends, early mornings, late evenings. Stephen (my 18 year old baseball player son) and I had a discussion about who the most committed and hardest working athletes were at BHS. He disagreed with my assessment (but it’s my blog, so he doesn’t really get a say) hands down, the most dedicated year-round, are the Mandonelles.
- 1/2 cup butter not margarine
- 1/2 cup buttermilk* see recipe notes for substitute
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla optional
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Heat butter, buttermilk, and sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
Heat until boiling, stirring often. Boil for about 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir until combined. Serve immediately over pancakes or waffles.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
- Make sure to use a large enough pan. This mixture will bubble and rise a bit more than double in the pan while cooking and when adding the soda at the end.
- If you don't have buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into a 1 cup measure. Then fill to the 1 cup mark with milk or a combination of milk, half and half or cream. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and proceed with recipe directions. This recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of buttermilk, so you will have an extra 1/2 cup of buttermilk leftover.
- I have not tried it yet, but I am almost certain this recipe will also work with milk instead of buttermilk!