We are forever thankful that we did not lose power and that we have snow blower that allowed my husband to get out during the snow storm and attempt to keep up with the piles of snow every few hours. There are many others who were not so lucky that lived closer to the coastal areas and further south of us. My heart goes out to them, especially those who are still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy!
When we are fortunate enough to have a winter storm happen on a weekend, it means a relaxed day at home where we can stay cozy, watch movies and I spend some time cooking. It truly makes me happy when I can have day to make a few things in the kitchen and wander in and out to watch movies with the family.
I don't typically make breakfast on the weekends, even though it would seem the perfect time to get in there and make something special. We often have too many errands or other places to be early in the day to accommodate doing this on a regular basis. So, Saturday morning I made a super easy homemade pancake recipe that I've tweaked from one I found on All Recipes when I ran out of Bisquick one morning.
It makes complete sense that my boys love this homemade version better than the Bisquick version - even though I used to add vanilla and other adjustments to make those better... these just have better flavor and we know exactly what's in them. They don't take any longer to make that the boxed mix since you still have to measure out the ingredients... trust me, it's worth the couple extra measuring spoons!
I also made a few other favorites this weekend:
Stock in the Pressure Cooker
Matzoh Ball Soup
Nothing like having a day to just get cooking in the kitchen! Next weekend, try these pancakes... you'll want to make extra and freeze them for quick breakfasts during the week!
Super Easy Homemade Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients together (I use a hand mixer to ensure there are no lumps).
- Preheat griddle or non-stick pan, add one ladle full of batter for each pancake and allow to cook until edges look dry and bubbles form in the middle of the pancake. Flip and allow to cook for a few more moments.
- Repeat for remaining batter. Makes about 8-10 medium sized pancakes.
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