Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pancakes, Pajamas, and The Empire Strikes Back

In the wee hours of the morning (5:30am) Boy and Hubby left for an early morning baseball practice.  Shocking! The Boy and baseball? A while after the two early birds left, I was joined in bed....get yours heads out of the gutter!! My adorable 5 year old nephew crawled in to cuddle.  We were joined shortly after by the two cats who always seem to want some sort of attention. 

We decided it was time to get up when we both had to pee. I know, that was too much information. With the big boys gone, the Lego came back out, we watched "The Fox and the Hound".  Of course while the movie was playing I was able to sneak into the Little Kitchen to mix up some pancakes.  Nephew wanted to help with the flipping but I was worried about the hot griddle and such...he did have fun watching though.  Using my intergalactic pancake moulds can be tricky though.
Top to bottom: Tie fighter, Millennium Falcon, and an X-wing
The Millennium Falcon gets a dab of butter and a dose of maple!
Not only did I get to use my moulds this morning, I also got to give my pancake pen a try as well as my new griddle! (Nothing but fun times in the Little Kitchen!)

Put together your favourite pancake recipe. I used this one today

Pre heat the griddle and oil up the moulds and place them on the griddle to heat up.

If you have a pancake pen, load it up with batter. If not use about 1/4 cup of batter per mould and a knife to help spread the batter into all the nooks and crannies.

Cook the pancakes until all bubbly and dry on the edges.  You will have to cook the pancakes longer on the first the side than you normally would. 

If the pancakes happen to stick to the edges of the mould, use a knife to scrape and push the pancake out.

Flip and finish cooking.

Transfer to a baking sheet in a warm oven to keep until all the batter is cooked and made into pancakey goodness.
Half the galaxy could have come over for breakfast!

Serve with maple syrup and butter!!

What did we do while eating our pancakes this morning?  We stayed in our pajamas and watched the Empire Strikes Back of course!!

Until next time, stay warm and eat well!

9 comments:

  1. OMG, those are such cute shapes.

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  2. Now those are memories your Nephew will never forget. I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I tried to make pancake shapes before......only I used my plastic cookie cutters:/ BTW, those don't work on a really hot grill. Unless you don't mind the taste of melted plastic:) I need to invest in some proper shapes it seems.

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  3. Oh how fun!!! Yoda looks the best hahaha :)

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  4. Breakfast at your house is definitely more interesting than breakfast at mine :-). My grandsons would like these. This is my first visit to your site and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day.

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  5. For me I really LOVE pancakes in the morning, and I fill them with strawberry jam yummyyy, it's great to change the shape for the boys :)

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  6. These pancake molds are totally hilarious! I love them! My parents had santa ones for christmastime, but otherwise they were always round. Snore...

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  7. I love how cool the pancakes look :) I'll need to get some shapes for my daughter she would love this!

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