We all know my stance on food. I like it. A lot. In fact all members of my household like it a lot too. So in general we like National (fill in the blank with a particular food) Days. We especially like National (fill in the blank with a particular food) Days that include restaurants, stores and shops giving out free food.
But really how do you celebrate a day like National Pancake Day when you would rather not hang out at a crazy busy IHOP waiting for a table and then waiting for some free pancakes with 2 hungry 3 year old girls? And really pancakes are so easy to make it seems silly to get excited about some plain old chain-restaurant pancakes. Especially when you can make delicious homemade pumpkin pancakes in your own kitchen.
So here is how 2 three year old girls and one Evolving Mommy celebrate National Pancake Day in their own kitchen, with their own ingredients, with their own recipe and lots of enthusiasm.
Personally I think regular old round pancakes are way over rated. I much prefer lumpy potato shaped pancakes. Maddy is obviously ahead of the culinary curve when it comes to a pancake batter pour.
I have a soft spot in my heart for real maple syrup. The dark amber color. The smooth sweetness. Mmmm. Childhood fondness aside, the word syrup means sugar and sugar means bouncing of the walls, potential tantrums and frayed nerves. Yogurt is our go to pancake topping, but since it was National Pancake day I got wild and added some real maple syrup to the yogurt. It was good. Real good.
Also I say real maple syrup to differentiate the good stuff from the fake gloppy stuff you can buy in plastic bottles from the grocery store with pictures of cabins or words like butter flavored on the front. Blech. That fake crap is nasty and should never be purchased, eaten or even looked at.
The look in this picture translates to something like this: “Mom, hurry and take the darn picture so I can eat my pancakes in peace already!” Then she promptly stuffed several pumpkin pancakes into her little belly. National Pancake Day was a hit. But then again pancakes are always a hit in the Evolving Mommy household.