Monday, July 13, 2009

Pancake! Pancake! by Eric Carle

From Publishers Weekly

As portrayed in Carle's familiar, colorful collages, cornflakes just won't do for a determined lad who goes to great lengths to procure his favorite breakfast.

Product Description

The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up -- hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack's mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?

Wow, I feel'n real good about myself today. I finally did something educational and fun with the kids. I need to do this more often. It's hard when all the kids are home for the summer.

Well, just like in the book. The boys didn't want cereal but pancakes! I picked up this book called "Pancake! Pancake!" by Eric Carle last week at the library. I had a light bulb moment. I decided it would be fun to read the book and teach the kids how to make pancakes.

Who doesn't love Eric Carle books. This book will not disappoint you! The kids love it. After reading the book I asked Logan which part of the book was his favorite part and he said the whole book. He finally agreed that he really liked the part of the book where the boy goes to the hen coop and finds an egg.

I decided not to use a pancake mix. I decided to try out a new recipe called Truck Stop Buttermilk Pancakes! Wow, the most amazing pancake mix. I was really surprised how awesome these pancakes turned out. Light, fluffy, and just great!!!!!!!! The boys were so eager to help out. It was a little bit hard to get the kids to take turns with collecting ingredients.

I decided to teach the boys how to make a pancake in a frying pan. The boys are getting old enough to learn how to cook. Landon was first up, he did a really good job pouring in the batter and flipping! Logan came up next and did a great job as well. Leah ended up being a complete disaster. I really didn't want her to try but she's so determined to be just like the boys. When I had my back turned she tried to flip the pancake but it wasn't ready. She ended up with a huge mess. Oh, she still ended up eating for breakfast.

So, proud of himself! Doesn't he have the most beautiful eyes!
Final verdict! Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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