Pancakes are a staple in our house and I've done several breakfast for dinner Caregiver meals. There is just nothing that tastes more like a belly hug ;)
The Mealy's have attended Strawberry Fest in Cedarburg every year since 2012 (minus the 2 it was cancelled for Covid) and this was the first time we've gone early for the strawberry pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 26th (Robbie's 2nd birthday!). The weather was perfect and crowds small. It was all you can eat so we of course all got seconds. Fresh strawberry sauce topping and of course whipped cream - DELICIOUS!
Miss Violet caught the attention of a Journal Sentinel photographer (how could she not with that Peppa Pig hat LOL) and he asked if he could take her picture. I gave her name/info and sure enough a few days later she showed up on their online picture gallery! My Dad (a newspaper editor) would have been so excited! My sister and I ended up on the front page when we were little in matching 90s Christmas dresses sitting under the tree one year ;) She and I both also frequented the sports section in utterly terrible, sweaty running pictures during cross country and track. Violet was clearly enjoying herself (and the pancakes) tremendously and what better way to "capture" that feeling. And now thanks to the wonder of technology we have it forever and can embarrass her at her high school graduation or wedding :)
I wrote a whole post about my Dad's love of a "big breakfast" on weekend mornings. Read it HERE. Basically, it started with 2 cinnamon rolls each as an "appetizer" and continued with cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, hashbrowns and either French toast, waffles or pancakes (sometimes a combo of 2 of those!). It was a giant belly hug and of course included a marathon card game and tons of laughs!
I love doing pancake breakfasts for Robbie and Miss V! And they love eating them so its a win-win!
Without further ado, here is the recipe!
Right Relief Pancakes
3/4 cup milk
2 Tblsp. white vinegar
1 cup flour
2 Tblsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tblsp. melted butter
Combine milk with vinegar in medium bowl and set aside for 5 min. to "sour" (you're essentially making homemade buttermilk)
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl
Whisk egg and melted butter into "soured" milk. Pour dry ingredients in the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone (but don't overmix)
Heat griddle or large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup scoops of batter (I use a soup ladle) onto pan and cook until bubbles appear on surface. Flip and cook until browned on the other side.
I almost always double or triple it (x4 when cooking at Kathy's House!) and then freeze the leftovers in ziplocs. They thaw really fast and then just pop in microwave for quick and easy kiddo breakfast. I've added a variety of fruit as well as chocolate chips (obviously a family favorite). Kyle even got sprinkle pancakes one Father's Day! Also, top with whipped cream (life is short)!