I’ll get right to revealing the family secret to pancakes. Add vanilla extract. This rainy Sunday morning, pancakes and sausage seemed like a perfect idea. I used to find it somewhat aggravating when my boyfriend cooked up venison breakfast sausage in a pan. I usually clean on weekends and then the whole house would be filled with sausage aroma all day and maybe the next day. The tradeoff was the sausage tasted pretty good. Now, with a raclette grill, there is no tradeoff.
The sausage tastes much better and there is no aroma permeation throughout the house. Since embarking on the raclette grill experiment, I’ve been very pleased with the resulting taste and quality of the grilling. Nothing overdone, nothing burned. The meat remains juicy and there is a subtle seal on the outside.
And, the house still smells clean. The grill top itself is easy to wipe clean in the sink. Voila, back to the Sunday news shows. The discussions on the Sunday talk shows have been difficult of late, but nothing could dampen my enjoyment of the pancakes and sausage.
Did I mention the Vermont maple syrup? My family lives in Vermont and I plan to soon pick up a new jug. In addition, at this rate, we need to get more venison this winter.