I always feed our finicky foursome breakfast, but that's normally oatmeal. No, not instant. We use old fashioned rolled oats here, thank you. I cook them on the stove and everything. Way healthier, and none of those instant maple and brown sugar-loaded packets. But the other morning, Leif told me, "You know, dads can make pancakes too."
Of course, I know that son. I survived as a single until I was 28, thank you. Your mommy didn't cook for me while I was in college by myself, and living in Taiwan as a single. There was a fair bit of cooking that went on during those years, not always worthy of Julia Child, but not inedible either.
But after getting married, frankly, when you're married to Julia Child, it doesn't make a lot of sense to take over the kitchen too often.
But when mommy's gone, daddy does his stuff. Last night, I made pancakes for supper, and the kids loved them. But, they are an unpredictable bunch, sometimes they eat a ton, sometimes not so much. We had LOTS of pancakes left over.
Enter cookie-cutters, leftover pancakes, and the microwave. I'm sure some other cooler dad posted something like this on Pinterest long ago...but hey, at least it felt like my idea.
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|Skye demonstrates proper pancake cookie-cutter-cutting technique.|