By far, I think this Christmas is one of the most enjoyable with the children (then again, I’ve only had 3 christmases with the kids). I woke up this morning to a rainy, wet Christmas. Everyone else was still sleeping, so I snuck out of bed, turned on the computer and put on my favorite radio station: Swiss Jazz. Thanks to the husband for introducing this to me, for its style is completely in tune with me. With music playing in the background, rain drops falling onto the ground outside and the cool weather, what a Christmas already =).
When the kids and husband woke up, I thought of a nice family activity that we could all partake in – making PANCAKES for breakfast! It proved to be a wonderful activity: 1) Elise was happily making the batter, 2) Escher was happily “washing up” (aka playing with water), 3) the husband was happily frying the pancakes and trying to perform the “flip”, and 4) I was happily taking pictures of the family =). What other perfect activity? I completely agree that kids have the most fun when doing things with adults and cooking is the place where both parties can have as much fun! At the end of our activity, we had 2 wonderful types of pancake: 1) chocolate chip and 2) ham & cheese. After enjoying our pancakes, we had a family dancing moment. Oh what a Christmas!
Pancake batter recipe (serves 4)
3/4 cup plain flour
1 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tb plus a little more melted butter
1. Sift the dry ingredients together. Mix well. Create a hole in the middle of the dry mixture.
2. Add in the egg, milk and butter to the dry mixture. Stir until well mixed.
Depending on the types of pancake that you’ll like, just add in the ingredients after the batter is done. For us, we separated the batter into 2 bowls. In one, we added in chocolate chips (request of the little girl) and ham & cheese to the other (mine request). The results: YUM….everyone was very very pleased!