I almost have my pancake file complete. I liked these wheat pancakes from Our Best Bites.
Easy Wheat Pancakes
from Our Best Bites (address on the side of my blog)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (I use buttermilk. It comes in several sizes, stores well in the fridge (unopened, and there are lots of recipes that use it.)
1 tea. vanilla
1 table. oil
1 large egg
1 large egg white
In a separate bowl stir together
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup flour
3 table. sugar
1 1/2 tea. baking soda
1 1/2 tea. baking powder
1/2 tea. salt
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, just until mixed.
Use butter and a hot pan to cook. I used a ladle (about 1/4) and got 15 pancakes. I will keep this recipe. It was good and easy. Doug really liked them, too. But, he liked these better.
Muffin Top Pancakes (Made with a MUFFIN TOP PAN-see note)
from http://lynnskitchenadventures.com/ (26April, 2010)
Do you have a "Muffin Top Pan"? I do, so I tried this idea.
I used a basting brush and lightly buttered the muffin top circles. I used about 1/4 cup of batter and the back of a spoon to spread it around.
Bake at 375* for 11 mins., flip over and cook for 1 more min.
Doug loved the puffyness of these. (My word.) I made 9 in the frying pan in the time it took these to cook. (I could have made more, but the batter was gone.) It does not seem time effective or cost effective to me (using oven), BUT I love making what Doug likes so I WILL make them again. They were appreciated :)
NOTE- A MUFFIN TOP PAN is NOT a muffin pan. It has a shallow dip (cookie depth) to just make the muffin top. No "stumps". I will post a picture tomorrow.
I think I will try this on a cookie sheet. But not this week. I have 4 breakfast recipes on my list to try this week-end.
I used this pan for my 5 week bran muffins. I cooked them at 325* for 20 mins. and they turned out great, but we preferred regular muffins.
Summer vacation is just around the corner. Some of the $ Theatres in the Salt Lake Valley have a "Summer Movie Special". There are 10 movies for $5.oo if you buy the card (or $1.oo per movie without the card).
We have done this several years. (The theatre did not do this last year:( The movies are on Tuesdays and begin at 10:oo. Here's the thing. Most of these are movies that if you liked, you may have already bought on dvd. But the kids love the theatre and movie day - and the theatre is nice and cool.
Some of the movies included are"Monsters vs Aliens", "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". Veggie Tale:"The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything"...
For more info. visit your local $ theatre or call 1-800-FANDANGO (code-1215#)
After the movie we took a picnic lunch and visited different parks in the area. A different one each week. (I will tell you about 2 that we enjoy next week.)
I am packing a bag for the beach. So far I have packed
4 fabric kites
5 Dollar Tree kites (Buy summer kites now while stores have them. They will be more expensive, or hard to find, at beack locations.)
2 finger kites
5 Styrofoam airplanes (Dollare Tree)
horse shoes game
bat and ball
12 sand molds (Nemo, Mickey Mouse, Cars...Dollar Tree)
buckets and shovels
beach towel w/ checkerboard, and the checkers
beach balls and water balls
and of course sun screen, blankets and towels.
No umbrellas, yet.
Any thing that I forgot?