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Sunday mornings at home

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Waking up Daddy for Sunday morning Oatmeal Pancakes. This involves lots of kisses and hugs.

I really love cooking too. Well, I really like cooking and am starting to like it more since my kids have given up on their Pavlovian experiment to try to make me hate cooking. I used to love it. I use to be a Pastry Chef and loved it so much that I would teach pastry classes on the side when I wasn't working at whatever restaurant that employed me. Then I had colicky babies and they would cry standing in between me and the stove. They've eased up because they have realized that they love to eat and my love for being in the kitchen grows again.

This morning, Chloë woke me up saying, "I'm hungry. I want pancakes....Please." Then pulled me by the hand into the kitchen, went into the cupboards and pulled out the 5# jar of flour and the 5# jar of oats, put them on the counter then reminded me that she wanted pancakes. Of course, I obliged. Especially since weekend breakfasts are a tradition for us.

Here's the recipe for having a cozy huggy Sunday morning at home, for you:

  • 2 c. A.P. Flour
  • 1 c. Thick rolled oats
  • 3 Tbl. Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c. Milk
  • 4 1/2 Tbl. Veg oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla ext

Pre-heat a griddle to med/med-low. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, make  a well then add the wet ingredients. Grease the pan, just a little and you only need to do this for the first set of pancakes. Pour 1/4 c. of batter onto the griddle. Cook for about 2 minutes per side. Key to good pancakes: Only flip them once and NEVER ever squish them flat. That pushes all the air out of your pancake and they are no longer light and airy. Serve with butter and real maple syrup, not that fake stuff and a latte, because lattes are yummy. Let me know if you liked the recipe, maybe I'll start sharing more.