Friday, July 15, 2011

Civil War Pancake Recipe

  We are trying something new this event. We normally stick to eggs for breakfast but this time we are thinking of trying pancakes. These "pancakes" are actually closer to crepes, being thinner and rolled up with a filling inside.


- 1 Cup Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cup Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Butter
-Powdered Sugar (Granulated Sugar pounded in a mortar) or Preserves.


Whisk the eggs separately, add milk and salt and slowly mix in the flour. Heat up a skillet or frying pan. Add 1/2 ounce of butter to coat the pan in between frying pancakes.  Pour in approximately 1/2 cup of batter into the pan, making sure that the pancake will be thin enough to flip and roll them. When the pancake is solid on one side, flip it with a spatula. and fry the other side. Once out of the pan and cool enough to touch, sift powdered sugar or spread preserves on the top and roll the pancake up. Eat right away. 

I'll post some pictures after we make them. I can't wait, I've never been to this event before. For more recipes, visit our "receipt book" using the image link on the right or visit my blog World Turn'd Upside Down.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Market Reenactment 2011 Surprisingly Not Muddy!!

You read that right! The New Market Reenactment had no mud until 10 minutes before all the reenactors packed up to leave.

The event was really good. The battles were exciting, the men getting to tramp through an orchard and over a fence. The temperature wasn't terrible but the humidity was high.

We were so happy that even though the weather forecast was thunderstorms that it held out. Saturday night we had a bit of rain but no thunder or lightning and the wet ground had dried before morning.

To read more about the Reenactment, see my blog post about it here.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Season!

We haven't posted in awhile. We've been preparing for the new season and can't wait for our first event, next week.  We have cleaned all of the weapons and the cooking utensils. We will be trying out some new recipes this year, including "Popovers" for which there is a recipe on my blog. Hopefully if we make these at home in advance, it will cut down on some cooking time in the field while still giving the guys a snack before the first battle.

We've been in such a cooking rut just to simplify cooking and food buying, I'm excited that we will be trying some new things. Our first event will be the Neshaminy Reenactment in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Practice Shooting

Most of the regiment went black powder shooting with the reproduction rifles. It was tons of fun.