Tuesday, February 23, 2010

House of Pancakes

It was one of those nights last night. 

When it came time to plan dinner, I had nuthin' left. In a last ditch attempt to get the girls to clean up the destruction in the Addition, I promised them pancakes. This seemed to speed the process up substantially, and even Michaela Byrd paused from her gleefully frantic efforts to empty the dress-up box of all 457 plastic necklaces to help her big sister clean. 

They aren't beautiful, but they sure taste good. No Bisquick required! 

Here's my favorite EASY recipe (I double it):

from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 T sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
2 T cooking oil

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and set aside. In another medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, and cooking oil. Add egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture and stir until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown.

I served mine with fresh strawberries last night. Even Natalie agreed that it was worth the drudgery of picking up all of her toys. Maybe we should have pancakes every day.

{Do you have a "fall-back" meal for those nights that you are feeling uninspired in the Kitchen?}

Linking to Jen's Tasty Tuesday party at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam.
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  1. Oh, boy, do those pancakes look good! And I would disagree with you--I'd say they are beautiful!

    I'm right there with you. . . breakfast for supper is a great fall-back meal. And to tell the truth, it's one of my favorites. I rarely eat "breakfast food" for breakfast, but at suppertime--yum!

  2. OH man, those looks good! I love pancakes!

  3. Mmm, pancakes!
    When I'm in that predicament, sometimes (like last night) I just scramble up some eggs. Even though I don't like eggs and don't really eat them.
    My other fall-back is taco meat. Brown up some ground beef with taco seasoning and you can have taco salad, nachos, burritos, quesadillas (we rarely have just tacos, though!).

  4. Yummmmmm....those look so good! And why not use pancakes for motivation to clean.....sure works for me! ;D


  5. My fall back meal is also breakfast. I scramble some eggs and make some biscuits and call it good!

  6. Oh, yes! breakfast is super easy!! We also do loaded baked potatoes or tomato soup and grilled cheese. :D

  7. For the kiddos...chicken nuggets and whatever's on hand! I swear those bags of frozen nuggets have saved me more than once!

  8. I too enjoy the occasional breakfast meal for supper. Pancakes are definately one of them. Yours look delish. I will try that recipe for sure.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  9. I read somewhere that it's national pancake day and ever since then I haven't been able to get them off my mind. Your picture is making me drool!

  10. we do breakfast for dinner every saturday night! sometimes it's pancakes, sometimes biscuits, sometimes it's more elaborate... always a favorite!

    honestly, my fallback is peanut butter sandwiches. not a warm, comforting meal, but it's something my whole family loves & it's delicious with a glass of milk & a banana! : )

  11. I am never inspired in the kitchen and I certainly would need a plan for a fall back funny I stumbled on this via a retweet on Twitter and I posted on this general subject today ...Our fall back is Chili's take out

  12. I would say this is our fall back meal. My family loves breakfast for dinner...anytime! Those look yummy and very pretty too! Thanks for sharing Amanada!


  13. ok, I am making pancakes for dinner. Thanks for the drool.

  14. Now you have gone and done it...I am now hungry for pancakes!! ARGH!!!
    Good idea and glad it worked for you

  15. Breakfast for dinner is usually my fallback idea. We all love it and it seems like a treat since it isn't often that we have a big breakfast in the mornings. Pancakes or belgian waffles with either bacon or sausage is the top vote-getter around here.

  16. How cool, that's the recipe I use, that cookbook is my favorite! lol Definitely need to double it, it never makes enough and me likey pancakes! lol

  17. I normally do pancakes or grilled cheese if I'm in that predicament. That's the recipe I use for pancakes as well. YUM!

  18. Oh, but they DO look beautiful! Especially with the strawberries and syrup... yummmm.

    I'll have to give this recipe a shot. Hubby's not too fond of the Bisquick-variety pancakes.

  19. I don't think to do breakfast for supper, but as a kid, I loved it when my mom did that. It was a special treat when my dad was out of town. Your pancakes look really tasty!

  20. I'm definitely going to try this recipe...my kids love pancakes, I don't. So I'm a pancake mix kind of mom, but I always love to try something from scratch to make me feel like a better mom!

  21. Breakfast for dinner is our fall back too! Usually crepes, sometimes eggs. And sometimes not a fall back at all!

  22. Breakfast for dinner is a huge hit at our house whenever Michael is away. fast, easy, yummy everytime!

  23. yes.. mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. So embarrassed to admit! :///

  24. Pancakes are yummy anytime. Isn't it funny how food can make us do about anything ;~)


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