I love breakfast, although I typically am not the type that wants to eat it all day (I am a brunch fan though).
The other night, we were really, really low on food supplies and I had a sick kid. No one felt like buying anything, we had invited some friends over last minute who were having a rougher go of it than us…so dinner had to be quick, and easy. I now understand why people make breakfast for dinner.
I made both girls sprinkle pancakes. It’s typically what Z asks for once a month on Sundays (I don’t think she realizes it’s once a month, but that seems to be how often the request is made). It’s easy, I make us normal people pancakes, or pancakes with fruit in it and boom. We have breakfast. So the idea carried from there. They are pretty, what kid doesn’t LOVE sprinkles (see my previous posts). I used heart sprinkles to make it even MORE fancy. I know, I know, I’m an awesome mom.
Anyway, for the adults I decided to make bacon, cheddar scallion pancakes. I had all of those things in the fridge, I’ve been using one package of bacon all week for various dishes, so I thought I would finish up the package with a bang. I sprinkled powdered sugar over the savory pancakes since we didn’t have maple syrup and it was SO SO good. Make these. Seriously. They are that good. Of course, I also made bloody mary’s. I’m not quite ready to give up that recipe yet. My family takes big pride in our bloody mary’s, and I like to make them instead of a cup of tea when someone is feeling down. So I’ll save it for another post.
Take 1 cup of your standard pancake mix (or make your own) and add 2/3 cups of water. Stir, then add your child’s favorite sprinkles. Heat a small frying or griddle pan and drop small circles of the mixture onto hot surface. When bubbles appear…flip. Wait about 45 seconds. Remove from heat. Eat. (Add some fruit to counterbalance the sugary sprinkles…it always makes me feel a little better).
Bacon, Cheddar, Scallion Pancakes
Two cups of your standard pancake mix (again, or make your own) add 1 1/4 cups of water. Stir. Add 1/2 chopped bacon. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Add 2 chopped finely scallions. Stir. Make pancakes in the same manner as above…Serve with a dusting of powdered (confectioner’s) sugar. DELICIOUS! (I know it sounds weird…but seriously…try it!)