I’ve noticed something recently . . . . people are super nice to you when you are out shopping with three kids.
The other day I was at Trader Joe’s picking up a few things and seriously everyone there was so nice to me. I was apologizing to literally everyone we passed/ran into with our small circus of three carts (two mini, one normal) and they all were so nice! Oooing and awing at my kids acting like they are cute
and not monsters. I even had one other mother, with one kid in tow, bow towards me asking me how I do it.
I told her that she is only seeing me for thirty seconds, she’d be less impressed if she saw me all day long.
As I left, someone grabbed my cart for me and put it away saying, “Oh, no worries, you look like you have your hands full!” So nice! I told Nathan I was considering moving into Trader Joes.
And it’s been happening everywhere!
It’s been happening so much in fact . . . . that I’m kind of considering only shopping with my three kids. Like all of them. I mean, they are relatively well behaved. And people are so much nicer to me when I have them all with! I mean with them, it’s reasonable that I’m sleep deprived, no make up, hair a mess, and occasionally running into things. Without them I just look like a crazed lunatic.
Cheers to your kids making your insanity seem normal, right?!
I don’t have a good segue from that into these pancakes. (See above about being a sleep deprived crazed lunatic.)
So I’ve made about 15 versions of these pancakes, tweaking this and that. And now I have what I think comes amazingly close to Pancake House pancakes. If you don’t have an Original Pancake House near you, I’m so very sorry. No wait! I’m not! Because now you can see just how amazing their pancakes are in your own home! The idea for using cake flour int he pancakes came from someone on FB after I shared these Silver Dollar Pancakes with Real Housemoms. Genius.
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 TBSPs sugar
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Place a skillet over low heat.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the oil, eggs, and buttermilk. Stir together until just combined. The batter will be lumpy, do not overmix.
- Spray the skillet with cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup of batter on the skillet and spread it out with the bottom of the measuring cup. As soon as bubbles begin to develop on top, flip the pancake. Be careful, the pancakes will be think and cook quickly. Allow it to cook another 30 seconds or so on the other side and remove to a plate.
- Wipe down the skillet, spray with cooking spray and cook the next pancake.
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