Last week, my son Julian was begging me for pancakes. I promised I would make them for dinner one evening this week. My kids both love pancakes, so it's a real treat for them when I make them. I usually use a whole grain pancake mix, such as Bob's Red Mill. This time all I had was some Bisquick, so I just made the recipe from the box. They turned out beautifully! I have a really hard time getting the griddle to the right temperature when making pancakes. I tend to overheat it. This time the pancakes all came out golden-brown and perfect. I like to make fruit toppings for pancakes and french toast sometimes, but the kids prefer maple syrup. So, that's what we had. I like Grade B maple syrup the best. It has a stronger maple flavor than the rest. We can get local maple syrup at our natural-foods co-op here in town.
I couldn't get started on dinner until Sleek came home, so I listened to the sounds of him playing with the kids while I was cooking. He did come in and make the scrambled eggs for me. I have a hard time making anything else when I'm making pancakes. They definitely seem to require my full attention.
Cute kid quote of the day: "Pancake, meet your new home. My mouth!" That was from Annelies, my 5 year-old daughter.