Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happiness is LOTS of Maple Syrup

Today I have the joy of staying home with my boys. I love a lazy overcast morning and I love breakfast, so I decided to break from the usual cold cereal routine. We enjoyed one of our favorite breakfast delights: Dad's Cody Pancakes (famous in our house, given to my Dad on his mission while in Cody, Wyoming, hence the name) with LOTS of maple syrup. Poor Mike is a little burnt out on the whole syrup thing since the long "breakfast for dinner marathon" I was on while pregnant with Andrew, so he opted out. As for me and the boys, we were in breakfast heaven this morning.

Who could not be happy with a plate full of hot, steamy buttered pancakes and a pool of golden, sticky-sweet maple syrup?

The boys each inhaled 3 pancakes, then proceeded to give me big puppy eyes until I shared my own sweet stack. Who could resist those puppy eyes? All that Ben needed to make this a more perfect meal was a bottle full of milk. And the chance to run his sticky little hands through his hair and create a truly fabulous hairstyle.

Happiness truly is LOTS of maple syrup. Go ahead, try it. You'll be glad you did.

Dad's Cody Pancakes

1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Stir ingredients together. Batter will be a little lumpy. Pour onto skillet and cook on medium to medium low heat. Cooking on too high of a temperature will cause the pancakes to taste eggy.

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