And I will never underestimate them again.
Don't tell the kitchen gods about this, but I think I have found the secret to settle the stomach bug that have captured 2 out of the 3 of my children.
Unfortunately, Spring Fever did, in fact, afflict our household, which therefore has increased the workload of this Mama by at least 10-fold. Lots of washing of sheets, of changing clothes, of filling and refilling sippy cups of a concoction of Pedialyte and water, of disinfecting doorknobs, tables and tables.
And, finally, of trying to find the food these kiddos were willing to it.
Pancakes are such a wonder to make...it essentially is just "souped up" flour, but the kids went crazy over them, even if their tummies were rumbling and making all sorts of noises that, I dare say, were not so pleasant. And with maple syrup? Oh geez, they were in high heaven. They eyed them wildly and then attacked them accordingly.
(I would probably have done the same to a warm pint of Guinness, especially right about now, but I digress)
We are now on day 3 of the sickies and so far so good, I think the pancakes have held. Lemme knock on this wooden table, I don't want to count my restful minutes yet.
Tif's Pancakes (a twist to the basic Betty Crocker New Cookbook Recipe Book)
1 cup of flour
1 tbs of baking powder
1 tbs of oil
1 tbs of sugar
pinch of sugar
3/4-1 cup of milk (depending on how thick you like your pancakes)
Butter for your pan
I remember this recipe because of the 1's ;0) This makes about 12 pancakes, using a 1/4 cup for each pancake.
Hope it saves the tummy of someone in your family! (or maybe your sanity, however you'd like to see it)