My oldest is currently explaining a new game on his iPad to me. It’s a global apocalyptic disease game. A map shows the spread of a disease by planes and ships criss-crossing the screen. Countries slowly turn from green to red as the epidemic takes hold.
Then the disease mutates and you watch the body count ratchet up. So, naively, I assumed the point of the game was to stop the population dying. Maybe it was even a bit educational. But no. The objective is to kill all human kind. The game tries to save people, you try to kill everyone.
The irony. There is a trend generally towards end-of-the-world films, TV, books, newspaper articles and of course ubiquitous rolling-news coverage. Should something nasty happen you will be able to watch it in real time from the comfort of your front room.
And if it does happen I will make sure my family of survivalists-in-waiting are fully prepared with a big hearty breakfast of American Pancakes with Pig-Flu Free Bacon and Sausages and Chicken-Flu Free Scrambled Eggs (I am assuming pancakes cannot act as flu transfer agents)
Serves four people (well two people and two eating machines)
For the pancakes
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- pinch salt
- 300ml (1/2 pint) milk
- 2 eggs
- 30g butter, melted
- 225g plain flour
- maple syrup to serve
- 9 eggs
- butter (about 1 tbsp)
- 12 rashers streaky bacon
- 8 good quality sausages
This creation is less about cooking skill and more about time management skill. Getting everything together so you serve everything at the same time so its a) cooked enough but not too much and b) not too cold isn’t that easy.
First combine all the pancake ingredients in a large jug with a metal whisk. The consistency should be thick – thicker than normal skinny pancakes:
Now put the sauasages on in the oven. Cook for about 10 mins and then add the bacon to the oven. Meanwhile whisk up the eggs for the scrambled eggs.
Melt the butter in a pan and pour in the eggs. Cook on the lowest heat, stirring frequently but gently (just to make sure the eggs don’t stick).
Get out a large skillet and start making the pancakes. Heat the skillet till its getting a bit smokey then turn it down a bit. Pour on some batter.
Once the batter starts to bubble turn them over for 20 or 30 seconds. Then remove and place on warm plate. Drizzle on some maple syrup.
Once the bacon and sausages are done turn off the oven and transfer them to serving dishes. Keep the cooked pancakes in the oven as you build up a pile of them.
Now it’s time to serve up. (Don’t forget the eggs).
This was brunch. Those pancakes were too good.
Great looking pancakes. There must be another kind of flu around the corner to worry about – maple syrup flu, perhaps??
Thos pancakes were okay if a little soggy – i think i should have served them up straight away
I think if you had the flu & sneezed on the pancakes, it’s possible to let your family share the joy but I guess if you had the flu you’d hardly be cooking up that breakfast. Now here’s the embarrassing thing about that stack – in some restaurants here that would be considered a farmer’s breakfast & would feed ONE. Of course that person would have a cheek on each counter stool but technically one person.
This is our “Sunday Dinner”! Btw – we had to look up what British pancakes were?
Like crepes. All thin and wide and you roll up and serve with lemon juice and sugar – that’s the tradition around Easter
I kinda want that game- what is it? Or if you don’t want to promote it perhaps some keywords to search for?
I’m ignoring the rest of the post as I can’t have anything but the bacon 🙂
Its called Plague Inc, i’m told its not easy!
You’re a good father and provider for your family. You may survive the next pandemic. I hope 😃
I’d be like Brad Pitt in WWZ. Except for the hair, looks and physique. And money
But you have Angelina right
You da man!!
Two kinds of breakfast meat !!
And a third of the “quorn” kind for me!
Must have multiple swine meat options
What a strange game.
Yes very strange.