We have a fun tradition when it comes to our grandkids. All of them would draw a picture and I would make pancakes in the shape they drew. I have done turtles, snakes, Mickey Mouse…..you get the picture. Our older grandkids wanted to learn to make the pancakes so I taught them and they had a great time!
In these pictures they were much younger – 3 of them are out of high school already and in college!
We had the opportunity to watch our 5-year old grandson overnight. He is an early bird. He woke up with energy and was hungry. This was before I had my first cup of coffee. I cut up some cantaloupe to give him something healthy to eat and allow me to fully wake up before getting into the kitchen.
He drew this picture. It is a donut. I asked him what the spots were and he looked at me and said “SPRINKLES!” So I set about my task.
He pulled out his stool and watched me begin the process – making the batter.
As you can see, it was VERY early.
The donut is created.
The finished product!
He then asked if I could make donut holes. So here they are!
A silly kid!
It has always been one of my greatest joys to cook in the kitchen with my grandkids anxious for my creation! I hope they carry on this tradition with their own kids.
For the Kids’ Corner this week I say introduce this tradition in your family – have your children draw you pictures and make the pancakes. If your children are a little older they can help. It really is a lot of fun.