9/21/09

Breakfast Pancake Drama!


Mom, can I put my name on the pancake batter and save it for breakfast?

My kids are self-sufficient in the kitchen these days.  They know how to use the internet to look up recipes (especially my daughter), and to make their own meals.

With this question, I could already hear the drama that would be taking place in the morning, as my daughter would be making her "own" pancakes.

Where's our pancakes? the boys would be asking.

I asked my daughter next time she makes batter to please TRIPLE the recipe.  That way there will be leftovers and everyone can devour them in the morning.

My kids know their math.

Why not triple or quadruple recipes, to save time and create less stress?

Your Basic Pancake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar (or sprinkle Stevia)
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Do you ever have teenage breakfast drama like this in your home?

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10 comments:

Kim said...

We love leftover pancakes for breakfast!! We usually at least double the recipe!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Drama? All the time. BUT, my daughter loves to cook for anyone. Even her brother who treats her like a sister (mean). So, I guess no food dramas here.

pk said...

I don't have teenagers, but I remember BEING the teenager with the drama! :-)

Carmen said...

I have one teenager. She's 15 and she throws a fit if my other kids eat "her stuff". I always triple the pancake recipe and cook them all so we have leftovers to warm up the next day.

Bevy said...

I made homemade Belgian Waffles for our "occasional" Sunday night - "waffles and ice cream" night.

Thank God for some leftovers that I could quick throw into the toaster this morning to calm my two year old's hunger pains...this morning. Growing boy (yes, there is even drama with him)! Sometimes breakfast can't come soon enough. One year old sister loved them, too.

Julie Gillies said...

We seem to have "who gets to eat the last _____" drama! LOL

I always double my chili, spagetti sauce, meatloaf and meatball recipes, freezing the extra for future use. I'm ALWAYS glad to find something already prepared in the freezer!

Have a wonderful week, Sandy!

Gina said...

Boy we don't have teenage breakfast drama but we sure do have elementary aged drama-I always prepare way more of their favorites than I used to just so there will be extra for later, or for an unexpected friend. It's worth the extra mixing and prep!

Grace said...

i tend to double or triple my pancake recipe, even when i'm the only eater involved. :)

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh I double recipes all the time. But no drama in the kitchen... the kids leave all the cooking to me.

Kirstin said...

no breakfast drama here..Nan loves her pancakes and waffles. Kat prefers cereal or smoothies. Every once in awhile she'll want a pancake.