1.31.2012

1.28.2012

1.27.2012

1.26.2012

Project 365: Day 26

Her favorite place to be...

1.22.2012

Project 365: Day 22

Boxes: a kid's best friend

Pancake Sunday 1.22

Apple Honey
Pancakes

I happened to buy some local honey at the store recently and knew I wanted to use it for pancakes. I got to searching the internet and found this recipe for Apples 'N Honey Pancakes. They looked pretty darn good and we have about 8 lbs of delicious Empire apples sitting on the counter that would be perfect to use. 
Today both girls accompanied me in the kitchen, usually it's only Char, she wants to be a chef when she grows up.
The recipe calls for grated apples in the batter, I couldn't find the grater so I just finely chopped up one apple and then sliced one apple for the top of the pancakes.
The girls were a really great help today, Lex should join us in the kitchen more often (even though she stole and ate two whole apples while making the batter)


Once you pour your batter onto the griddle place a slice of apple on top of each one, then when you flip them wait a few minutes for the apples to caramelize a bit. I found the apples were a bit hard to get my spatula under when they were soft, placing the slices on the griddle first and pouring the batter over them worked better for me.



Mmmm, yummy apple pancakes drizzled in honey. Great way to start the day! 
The recipe made delicious tasting pancakes but they were gummy in texture. There could be a couple reasons for that. Instead of yogurt, I used buttermilk. Instead of grating the apples, I diced them. The honey may have made them gummy as well. Overall, they weren't exactly a "hit" Char ate one with the apple on top but requested I take the apple off all the others, maybe if the apple was peeled first she'd like it better? This is definitely a recipe to keep in mind for tweaking, apples and honey is a tasty combination!

1.21.2012

Project 365: Day 21

Valentine's Day is on the way!

1.19.2012

1.17.2012

Project 365: Day 17

Water Bead fun in the tub!

1.16.2012

Project 365: Day 16

"Look Mom, bear acrobats!"

1.15.2012

Project 365: Day 15

It's true.

Pancake Sunday 1.15

 More Shape
Pancakes
Nothing really special about today's pancake post. Just some more experimenting with making different shapes, you can find my other shape experimenting post here.

Bacon and Eggs
TWINS!
Dragonfly
Practicing hearts for Valentine's Day
Stars
Backwards cursive, needs more practice!
Letters, perfectly fun and delicious way to spell!
Once I start getting the hang of making shapes with the squeeze bottle, then I'll be able to start planning out pancake breakfast themes!

1.14.2012

Project 365: Day 14

Sparkling snowflakes in the playroom

1.13.2012

1.12.2012

1.11.2012

Project 365: Day 11

Oh, how they make me smile

1.10.2012

1.09.2012

Project 365: Day 9

At four years and two months old, Charlotte is now forward-facing in her car seat

1.08.2012

Pancake Sunday 1. 8

Shape 
Pancakes
For Christmas I received a kit for making pancakes in different shapes. It came with an idea book and also a squeeze bottle to be able to draw lines and designs and fun shapes and neat-o stuff I've never tried before. So, I busted it out this Sunday and gave it a (very weak) try.
Basic Pancake Batter
The first shape Char asked for was a tiger...er, sure!

Butterflies for breakfast, anyone?

Stars were the most fun to draw and the easiest

Pancake letters, yummy way to learn how to spell!


Mustaches are fun to eat and wear!

By the end of the batter I was getting pretty good at the shapes. I'm pretty excited to go through some of the ideas in the book and see what else I can come up with!