Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Opened Window

Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve tried to think of all the ways that it could be an asset to our family. Since my kids are basically my job these days it’s been a fine balance of writing, brainstorming and bouncing around ideas with my husband and friends. Some of this has taken time away from the kids but I like to think that it allows them to gain some independence plus I can put their butts to work in the kitchen :). I was feeling guilty the other day because I was writing and trying not to be distracted by James throwing dirt over our neighbor’s fence and I started to think that I couldn’t keep up! But, as always God opens windows and the next morning Lucas asked me to make pancakes. For some people that would be totally normal and some wouldn’t think anything of it. But you see, Lucas didn’t ask JUST to make pancakes he asked me to make MY pancakes. “Mommy will you make YOUR pancakes for me?? Please??” My heart melted like butter in a skillet. My big boy had had my pancakes so many times and liked them so much he wanted them…again. I, of course, made them with help from a bunch of tiny little hands and butts on the counters and I remembered why I wanted to start this blog in the first place. I wanted to inspire people by the little things that inspire me, little hands, butts on the counters, experiments and amazing successes. So this Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my blog. It’s allowed me to share my kitchen with others, get my kids involved in their food and it’s helps make our family and friends more united. So here is my pancake recipe in honor of my sweet boy. I’ve tried recipe after recipe and this is by far the best. No fail, fluffy pancakes. Enjoy!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine all the dry ingredients then add wet. Mix thoroughly (not too much or they’ll be rubbery, no one wants that).


Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sweet! Those boys are so lucky to have such an awesome mommy!!

Dani said...

thanks Mags...I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving :)

DevotionMama said...

I love it! Josiah was asking me all afternoon yesterday for pancakes and I made him some this morning. I've got my own special recipe to! Well actually it's Betty Crocker's recipe. I just add a banana and some chocolate chips and claim it as my own. ;D

Dani said...

you know what i NEVER add anything to my pancakes. I know my kids would love it, but i always forget! LOL! I think next time I'm def putting some chocolate chips in there :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Christy!