Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pink Pancakes, Audrey's Favorite!

Most mornings Audrey asks for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and Maurene requests cereal. These are the times I am glad they want the same foods all of the time. I am not a morning person. When the rare desire for something different pops up I try to accommodate them. 

Audrey loves pink and I keep frozen pureed beets for coloring pancakes a lovely girly pink. For those fun times when the girl's daddy gets to sleep in or take the day off we keep a box of pancake mix around (he does not like to follow a recipe). Adding water and a little pureed beet makes a beautiful pink pancake batter.

Beet juice, pancake mix, and a measuring cup.

Mixing the batter.

And then I cooked the pancakes for them. I would love to show you beautiful pictures of them enjoying the pancakes but I was too busy cooking and serving to take pictures. I cook them two at a time and the girls ate them as fast as I could cook them. We used to have leftovers to keep in the freezer ready to pop in the toaster. Not this time. They ate every bite of the serving for 2 people. 

Audrey and Maurene's Tasks:
  1. Help measure 
  2. Mix
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Cook
These are so easy and simple to make. When I do get a good night's sleep it is fun to whip these up with the girls.

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  1. aww pink pancakes! did you read pinkalicous too!

  2. She has one book but we do not read it often. I am not certain Audrey 'gets' the Pinkalicous idea. No need to push it as she finds plenty to feed her love of pink. New bike for her birthday, pink.


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