Friday, January 23, 2009

Perfect Pancake Portion!



This entire week my youngest, Jensen, has been asking to make pancakes for breakfast. She doesn't love just any pancakes -she loves those little pancakes that are just the perfect size for dipping. In the past I have always used a measuring cup or a ladle to pour the pancake batter; however, it never fails to create a huge mess and pancakes of various sizes (mostly big ones because I can't control my pouring). I decided to try to find, among my 1073 kitchen gadgets, a perfect "Pitcher" to portion out my pancakes - and I DID! I opened up my silverware drawer and spotted these little spoons I got at IKEA for Noodle soup.
It worked great! Each pancake was just the size she wanted and the mess was kept to a minimum!



After completing the first couple of batches - I even let Jensen spoon the mixture onto the pans. So simple even a child can do it!



These were some of the finished "Dippers"! For another twist on pancakes - Try making your pancakes with Jiffy Corn Meal muffin mix. The recipe is on each box and they are so sweet - the kids will love them! Our other favorite pancake recipe comes from Big Red Kitchen. Check out how Robin Sue makes her pancakes HERE!

9 comments:

Robin Sue said...

I have got to see that gadget drawer! Jensen looks so very cute! Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful!
What a great idea. Guess the closest thing I have to a noodle spoon is a gravy ladle

Rachael said...

Those ARE perfect!!

My kids have been asking for pancakes too lately....I am thinking about making a batch on Saturday morning :-)

Sandy said...

love those cool IKEA spoons! fun!

Karen said...

Cute spoons, cute girl! When my daughter was young she used to love having pancakes made into her initials. When she'd have sleepovers she couldn't wait for her guests to see that they got pancakes for breakfast that were their initials.

doggybloggy said...

perfect size.....

noble pig said...

That is the perfect size. Very nice Mom!

JJ said...

Yahoo! I needed an excuse to go to IKEA! Thanks!

namaste said...

so cool! what a great idea, thanks for sharing!