THIS IS ONE OF MY TRICKS. Since I try to cook (almost) every night, I take a shortcut and make breakfast for dinner about once a week. It’s always easy, usually inexpensive, handy because the ingredients are in the pantry–and best of all, the kids love it.
ONE OF MY DREAMS FOR THIS WEBSITE is to create an amazing collection of family-friendly recipes and meal ideas from moms and dads everywhere. There’s a special section on Foodlets devoted to this mission; you can upload your family’s favorite recipes (with photo) easily right here. But sometimes I hear from you directly, which is even better.
This time it’s actually a friend who I grew up with in Washington state. Lori doesn’t live on a dairy farm down the road anymore but she is a working mom with twin boys, who are about 20 months old now. They had a hit with their pumpkin pancakes and wanted to share the idea. To this I have only one thing to say: I’ll get the syrup! (That, and stay tuned for cuteness…Lori’s boys are featured below.) [Read more...]
WE DO BREAKFAST FOR DINNER so often I doubt our kids realize any of this stuff is really for breakfast. Now, if I served muffins at dinner, that would be a big surprise. In the meantime, here’s one of our new favorites.
LAST NIGHT I PANICKED. It was nearly time to pick up the girls from nursery school, George was set on nursing until the cows came home (almost literally in this case) and no dinner was made. The 90 something degree heat didn’t help. But Pinterest did.
become obsessed with seen a recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes on my dream site, Smitten Kitchen, ages ago and actually had the makings on hand. Thankfully, they were super simple, leaving me enough time to whip up a batch of scrambled eggs on the side. Nary a child was recovered (too) late and this breakfast-for-dinner was a delight.
BREAKFAST FOR DINNER is one of our go-to techniques for dinner in a hurry. Now that we’ve got a third Foodlet on-hand, make that in-arms, cooking can be a little more complicated. As in, how can I make dinner and look after the toddler, preschooler and newborn baby without anyone accidentally getting grilled in the process? (Or crying or whining or fighting or…) [Read more...]
THIS WAS A WEEKEND FAVORITE in my childhood home. My mom called it a Dutch Baby, the Food Network Magazine calls it a Souffle Pancake. I call it delicious.
YOU KNOW HOW TODDLERS BECOME OBSESSED with something and want it over and over? We’ve been in a Green Eggs & Ham bedtime
rut routine for a while now and I’ll tell you what. It’s not awesome. But inspired by Phoebe’s unwavering passion (Is there anything that I like this much?), combined with a little laziness on my part, I whipped up a batch for dinner in real life. Paired with banana chocolate chip pancakes, it was a pretty tasty meal–despite what the picture tells you. [Read more...]