National Pancake Day 2009



Did you know that today is National Pancake day?

So, I suggest you get out your favorite pancake recipe and celebrate!

I made them for breakfast this morning. . . . . .



As usual, they were a big hit.  My kids L O V E their pancakes!



Caleb was the last one done.


Sometimes I use a mix, sometimes I make homemade buttermilk pancakes from scratch, sometimes buckwheat.  For texture, I might add a few tablespoons of cornmeal to the batter.  We like to sprinkle in blueberries that we picked last fall at Grandma’s house, and every once in a while I might surprise the kids with mini m n’ m’s.  We prefer real butter and real maple syrup on top, but we ran out of Grandpa’s syrup, and are waiting eagerly for our stock to get replenished this spring.  Aunt Jemima was a poor substitute, but good enough.

Cold milk or juice is a must during a pancake breakfast, and sausage or bacon on the side is even better!  The children were thankful, and they all ate like little piggies.  I doubled my recipe and there are only two leftover. 

Enjoy your pancakes!


0 thoughts on “National Pancake Day 2009

  1. Real maple syrup is a must at our house as well.  My kids love it when I make teddy bear pancakes for them complete with eyes, nose, mouth and buttons made out of whatever candy is around here at the time.  The last time I made pancakes we had a big snowstorm so I made snow man pancakes.  They loved it!  Hannah claims the snowman pancake tastes WAY better then regular pancakes… πŸ™‚

  2. Mmmm – I love homemade pancakes. Yours looks so golden and perfect! I would consider making them tonight for dinner, but I just did that last week! lol. Maybe I still will. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a happy start to your day. πŸ™‚ Hope the rest goes as well.

  3. Mmm yummy!!! Those look So good! I had eggs and toast for breakfast; I had no idea it was pancake day! Maybe I will make some for supper. I LOVE real maple syrup, too. We used to make out own, but, they built houses on the land that the sugar maple trees were on (it was a deserted woodlot before), so we can’t anymore. While we lived in Canada for a few months when I was little we made gallons of the stuff. I sure do miss it!!

  4. looks so yummy! I love any kind of berries on my pancakes/waffles. Hadn’t thought of m-m’s although sometimes we put chocolate chips in them πŸ˜‰ IHOP is giving away a free stack of 3 pancakes today so I might just have to go have some πŸ™‚

  5. Old pancaked are really fun to throw. They sail just like frisbees! Sometimes I put a little oatmeal in my pancakes, but I don’t think I am a very good pancake maker. Love the picture of Caleb taken through the chair back.

  6. My husband makes the best blueberry pancakes EVER. It’s one of our favorite “breakfast for dinner” meals. I wonder if I could talk him into it tonight? If not–there’s always the ready-made mix for lunch! We are so passionate about real maple syrup in this household that if none is available, we’ll just use butter. Fake stuff doesn’t cut it around here!

  7. Is it REALLY “National Pancake Day”???? How do you find out about these things, Shanda? LOLLately, I’ve been thinking of pancakes for dinner. If Jesse wasn’t sick (a cold) I’d fix them tonight, but I’ve already promised something spicy like Mexican soup or Mexican casserole. Tuesday night’s dinner fate has been sealed by my promise to my husband!

  8. It all sounds so good! Since my children have grown, I never know anymore when it is “National ________” month. What fun, and just another reason to celebrate life. My parents like to tell their honeymoon story about Mom’s first try at pancakes over an open fire. They were too tough to eat so they nailed them to a tree for the squirrelsand even they did not eat them. Happy National Pancake Month!

  9. I love your vintage tablecloth! I never would have thought to use it like that…I’ve been too obsessed with it being big enough for the table (as they mostly never are) but I never though to just lay it across the middle of the table and let the wood show on the sides. Now I can use the ones I have and maybe get some more!

  10. Oh, well, I missed it! My sister is giving me grief for not observing Patzki day, too (Fat Tuesday).  We did have fresh bagels.
    I like pumpkin pancakes best.  yum!

  11. Here’s a tip when you run out of the real maple syrup: 1 cup of water, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of white sugar bring this to a boil for 2 minutes and you have homemade syrup. I have already added maple flavoring but we prefer it w/o. Sometimes I mix the store bought 1/2 and 1/2 with the homemade. If you make it the day before it won’t be runny like it is when hot. Enjoy!

  12. I forgot about that today!   We still had some leftover in the fridge to from Sunday, oh well I guess dinner or tomorrow I will have to use them up:)  It looks like the kids did enjoy them!

  13. Well David read this earlier, so he is out in the kitchen making pancakes. Brunch here I guess. He eats all day anyway so those will be good to fill him up. He is using a multigrain mix and will have maple syrup on top. I am having my meal shake and trying to be happy with just the smell It is a homey smell, isn’t it? I love you table cloth too. I have a few vintage ones and enjoy the colors and patterns. I lay them across the table too. Looks like everyone has different color plates…do they pick what color they want? Caleb is so cute cute! God bless you, Jenny

  14. Oh, my, it’s 7:00 pm, I’ve just arrived home after a long day and we’ve had our meals for the day and I didn’t know it was “pancake day”! We don’t usually eat pancakes for breakfast but for dinner sometimes and they’re always a hit!

  15. Your pancakes looked so delicious that it inspired me to make our own for dinner tonight!  The kids got such a kick out of knowing it was “National Pancake Day”!  Dillon thought it was funny and wondered why they didn’t celebrate or talk about it at school.  LOL!  I’m sure my ‘out of the box’ pancakes weren’t as yummy as yours, but the love was still there.  As usual thanks for sharing!

  16. Hehe – National Pancake Day? I thought it was a British Christian tradition, and known as Shrove Tuesday! It precedes Lent – the idea is that you gobble up a nice big feast of pancakes before fasting!

  17. I noticed National Pancake Day on a calendar!!  But the best pancakes ever are with peanut butter on top!!  My favorite is oatmeal pancakes, with butter, peanut butter and syrup!  mmmm  I don’t have the pure maple stuff but that sure would be good!

  18. Yummy pictures! And fun! I add alot of eggs to my pancakes for a boost of protein. Sometimes I add a little molasses and cinnamon for a gingerbread kind of taste.And by the way, I think that it is so cool that you share Lincoln’s birthday! πŸ™‚

  19. I love the picture where the children are sitting around the table, each in a different stage of getting pancakes! One is putting his on the plate, one is warming his hands on his!!, one pouring syrup, Grace patiently waiting her turn, and the youngest waits with his coffee cup in hand!

  20. i was just thinking about supper, and your post made me hungry for pancakes.  i like them w/red raspberries, my children’s favorite way is slathered with peanut butter and syrup!

  21. Once a year I go out for breakfast, usually my birthday, and that is my favorite meal to order…pancakes with real butter, syrup and milk! Add an egg over medium, a couple sausage and rich coffee and I’m content,

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