Have you ever had one of those days where you thought it was a different day? I woke up on the 10th (which really was a Monday) thinking whole-heartily that it was Tuesday. So I ran my Tuesday errands, wrote and posted my Tuesday Pinstrosity post and even was excited when Cameron was home from work early. I wake up the next day and look at the alarm clock and panic because I have 10 minutes to get ready so we can leave so I could be at work on time...but Cameorn was already 20 min. late for work. I rushed around, grabbed the nearest clean clothes and ran into the living room where Cameron was on the computer. He just looked at me funny and panicked for a minute when I said we were late...but then he informed me that it was not Wednesday, like I thought it was...it was Tuesday. I didn't believe him, so I checked the wall calendar and the computer calendar multiple times and sure enough...it was Tuesday. While I've loved having an "extra" day this week...it has sure thrown me off completely. Groundhog Day, the sequel? Surviving a regular week can be hard enough...surviving finals week is even harder...but surviving a finals week with one extra day added to it? I think I deserve a big stack of pancakes as celebration of surviving.
Speaking of pancakes...how many of you remember having shaped pancakes as a kid? Okay...how many of you made yourself shaped pancakes for breakfast this morning? There's a kid living in all of us still.
We had a submission where someone tried to recreate these pancakes:
The Original Pin
But theirs didn't come out with the same Disney magic...
Now I know some of you are thinking...how hard can it be to make 1 large circle and 2 connecting circles? Well, let me tell ya...it can be hard! Pancake art is not for the faint of heart. As kids sometimes we'd eat dinosaur pancakes, and other times it was "What country do I have?". Luckily though they taste awesome regardless of the shape.
For pancake art you need a batter that doesn't run really bad. My favorite pancakes are wheat pancakes, but the batter is thin and the pancake isn't fluffy at all, so that doesn't work so well for pancake art (but it sure tastes phenomenal...my mom's the best). If your batter's too runny, try adding a little more flour/mix.
As for the tools...you can go as primitive as a spoon and cup, or graduate to a pourable measuring cup...or you can get super fancy. We'll show you a few gadgets that are out there which are made especially for the pancake artist in all of us.
Just mix up your batter, fill the contraption, pull the lever and draw!
Fill, squeeze, and draw!
And then, for those who don't want to try to draw the shape...
5. And then specifically for today's pancake:
I'm thinkin' that I need to make pancakes for Breakfast tomorrow. Cameron graduates with his Bachelor's Degree tomorrow and I think I'll put together a big fun celebratory breakfast. Think I can make a Mustang shaped pancake? Bahahaha, me neither, but it'll be worth a try.