Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mother's Day Pancakes
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. And Mom, thanks for being my mom. I couldn't ask for more. I love you!
I started the day by sleeping in, a little. My slumber was disturbed by my oldest (E) as she came into the room to tell me I was not allowed to get out of bed. E insisted on continuing the tradition that she and my husband started a few years ago, making me breakfast in bed. After getting permission to go to the bathroom and wash up, I returned to bed just in time for her and my mom to bring in my breakfast on a tray. I had some GF cereal and a banana. Yum.
The card E made me is amazing. She put so much work into it; not a detail was missed. So sweet.
And she gave me the ultimate gift: dark chocolate. That girl knows the way to my heart.
Once everyone was up my dad and husband set to work making pancakes for brunch. For me, he used Bob's Red Mill GF Pancake Mix. As the pancakes were cooking on the griddle he added some frozen wild blueberries. He did this just before he flipped them over. The results was delicious. This mix was better than I had expected. The pancakes were light and fluffy. No grit, no aftertaste and a good mouth feel. Even the parts that did not get blueberries tasted very good. The addition of the blueberries was like icing on a cake; it made them even better. I had a little bit of butter and a touch of real maple syrup. They were a delicious Mother's Day treat. Even the glutenites in the house enjoyed them. They were indistinguishable from a standard pancake.
The rest of the family had my dad's amazing peanut butter pancakes. These used to be my favorite pancakes in the world. So moist and delicious, with just a slight peanut flavor. All that they needed was a touch of homemade jam. I missed having them, but my blueberry pancakes were great. I am going to work on adapting my dad's recipe so that I can once again enjoy peanut butter pancakes. I will post it here when I get it all figured out.
Enjoy the rest of your day Moms,