Between you and me – is there something that you adore – but you don’t crave?
Even though you love it, you can do without it, but the moment you get to experience it – you cannot seem to get enough?
For example let’s take chocolate cake, you might adore it – but you manage to convince yourself you don’t need it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – you might even make it many months without tasting a sliver – but then you end up with a slice on your plate – and you realize what true love is! Okay so maybe I shouldn’t go that far – but, you get my drift?
Well, this past weekend, my “chocolate cake” happened to be “Friday Night Lights” (the TV series)!
Forever one who always seems to miss the bandwagon, I didn’t watch Friday Night Lights when it first came out in 2006. But, over the last couple of months, my daughter and I worked our way through all five seasons – with a marathon vegging out session this past weekend which resulted in us finishing the whole series! I don’t believe it took us 2 months to finish 76 episodes (and here I was thinking I didn’t even like watching TV)!
My daughter and I couldn’t help but root for the characters through their struggles and cheer them on through their triumphs – both on and off the field. There were so many episodes that sparked feverish discussions between my daughter and I; the teen daughter rebelling; the brother who went to jail for a crime his brother committed just so his brother could stay and be a dad to his son; the gifted and cocky player who was humbled before he landed a scholarship; the player who made a life for himself when all hope seemed to be lost after a horrible accident…if you have watched this series – you know the heart and depth of the scenarios in it – if you haven’t, I would highly recommend it – but maybe not finishing the whole series in 2 months! 🙂
Marathon vegging out sessions need fuel – and that’s where these pancakes come into play. These savory sweet potato pancakes were our brunch –and– kept chocolate cake off our minds through out our marathon TV-viewing.
Made with sweet potatoes and chick pea flour – these are gluten free. And flavored with garlic, onion and cumin – these are definitely not taste free! We had ours with a side of date and tamarind chutney.
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