Pioneer Potluck: About pancakes and moose liver

  • By Grannie
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:07pm
  • LifeFood

North Kenai now Nikiski, 1967


Also a tribute to my little, little brother, Jim McClure, October 2, 2016.


Moose liver dredged in flour and fried in bacon grease was one of our first breakfasts Alaskan style, at Onis and Ann Kings cabin on Georgene Lake, a few weeks after we arrived in 1967. Actually it is very good! But only if the liver is taken care of and the cooker knows exactly what he is doing. In this case the moose liver and pancake cooker guy was Onis King. He Floated those pancakes in butter and syrup! Oh YUMM!

Until a few years ago I did not know about chocolate chip pancakes. Bobs grandkids were visiting and that was request most mornings. Since then my grandson, Grey requested them so often I bought him a “liddle griddle.” I prepared for him dry buttermilk pancake mix with chocolate chips mixed in.

He now makes his own. He told me when he grows up that is all he is going to eat! Well, he is grown up now and still loves pancakes. (If I make them!)

My friend, Bernie chops up apples and puts them in pancakes. Sprinkle the hot buttered pancakes with cinnamon and sugar.

My kids, when they were little, loved peanut butter and my homemade jelly on them. Susan says I made them Mickey Mouse looking pancakes. Now they have different shaped pancake molds. I seem to remember one of the kids liked ketchup on their pancakes!! But then they liked catsup on white bread also!

Bob and I like fresh or frozen blueberries sprinkled on one side of cooking pancake. Bob likes left over cold pancakes spread with any kind of beans or refried beans, roll up. Try sliced strawberries, raspberries, walnuts, or mix cinnamon and nutmeg in batter.

I make raspberry and strawberry or current syrups or rhubarb-strawberry jam to go on top of hot pancakes.

Open a can of cherry or apple or peach pie filling and top a hot buttered pancake and a dollop of whipped cream. And don’t have them just for breakfast – they are a good supper time filler upper.

And the next time you have fresh moose liver, you have to try moose liver and pancakes!


Sunday October 2, 2016

Tribute To Jim Mcclure


Jim’s family in Colorado and Susan and David and I in Alaska paid tribute to “Uncle Jim” “Little, Little brother Jim” by letting orange and blue balloons go to celebrate his 69th birthday which would have been October the 1. Jim was born in 1947 and grew up on a farm in northern Colorado, with three sisters and one brother, all older.

He loved the Bronco’s! We let balloons go during the Bronco game, in his memory and watched them all fly south the Colorado! More memories created by the love and memory of James David McClure and a connection to our living relatives.

Create memories! Each year they grow more precious!

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