January 15, 2009

Pancakes for Dinner

Brian had to work late, late, late tonight. It's 10:30pm and he just called saying he's on his way home. Isabella requested pancakes for dinner. And, hey, why not?! A little applesauce and bananas makes it healthy, right? See below for my favorite pancake recipe.

Fluffy Pancakes
via allrecipes.com
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening, melted


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and shortening; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown.

And, of course, the silly animal faces that come with a pancake dinner:



Winter Survival Techniques

So far this winter has been the most cold and bitter out of our four winters we've lived in New York City. I definitely like to hibernate during the winter and enjoy trying to find creative ways to keep busy and happy in our warm, cozy apartment. Here are some of our favorites:

Hide and seek. She's getting a little too good lately.

Arts and crafts. It's really fun now that she stays focused for a while.

Sitting on the windowsill watching the snow fall.

Having friends over. And giving them the Heimlich...I mean, hugs.

Making cookies.

Riding the "cooter" in the hallways.

We also read a lot of books, snuggled on the couch or in our cozy bed.
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