Yum yum yum, I just love pancakes, and Pancake Tuesday is like a day made for me!
The rule in this house is Pancakes for Breakfast, Pancakes for Lunch, Pancakes for Dinner and Pancakes for Dessert!
This year I’m being very focused on trying to lose weight and I didn’t go mad with eating pancakes as I normally would – however I still did overindulge!
I made what I thought was a giant batch on Monday night, so it would be ready for Tuesday morning. My eldest girl got up and started making pancakes. I hadn’t planned on having any but she brought me one up in bed with sugar and lemon on it. Yum. I just had the one and refused any more. However the kids must have kept eating downstairs because the giant batch was very much reduced when I came down the stairs!
I sent them into school with the shop bought little mini fluffy pancakes along with their lunches.
For dinner then I made a savoury sauce for the pancakes. Myself and the hubby had it with mushrooms and chicken in the sauce, the older two kids had it with just chicken in it, and the 5 year old had plain chicken and grated cheese on hers. I used the sauce from this website here and instead of continuing and adding the green beans and fried onions, I just made it into the pancake sauce. (And by the way, the full green bean casserole is delicious, it is a very looked forward to addition to our Thanksgiving Dinner!).
For dessert then, there was a selection of different sweet pancakes chosen from butter and sugar, chocolate spread, chocolate spread and marshmallows, chocolate spread and marshmallows and icecream, chocolate spread and bananas and icecream (this one is lovely with some chopped nuts on it too, and also a spoonful of Baileys is delish!) and of course the hard to beat, and probably my favourite, the lemon, butter and sugar pancake!
I definitely wasn’t as on track yesterday as I should have been, but I definitely didn’t eat as many pancakes as I would normally. And now this morning I drew a line under it and we’re moving forward back on track!
The recipe that we use for pancakes is this one here from the Delia Smith website. We just multiply out the recipe a few times, at least 3 times the recipe if we all want to have some. And for yesterday, I made two batches and think 7 times the original recipe in total!