Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Pancake Shapes

4/2/08 - Edited to add: I am re-posting this today as part of WFMW Greatest Hits edition. I am amazed at how often I get blog hits from a google search "pancake shapes". I also get tons for "cake mix cookies" so you might want to check out that post too. :) And then go to Rocks in My Dryer for more WFMW Greatest Hits!

You know, sometimes you bust out in some cool parenting tricks just for the fun of it. Other times there is some mom-guilt involved. Yesterday was one of those inner "you're a great kid and I need to ease my conscious" times. (Please tell me I'm not the only one who ever gets those?) More blogging to come on those thoughts later. There is obviously a lot to blog about... it being a WEEK since my last post and all.

Anyway... Dale loves trains, so for his extra-treat breakfast yesterday I made him train-shaped pancakes! Sooo easy, and I am not an artist! (although I do have some experience drawing trains... I'm sure you have some experience drawing your child's passion as well) ;)
Simply make a nice, thin, pancake batter and pour it into a clean, empty mustard bottle. Ta-Da! Edible numbers, letters & shapes, in an instant!

Whew. I feel better. And that Works for Me! :) To find great ideas that work for YOU, (and links to tons of free stuff!) be sure and visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer!


SAHMmy Says said...

That is the coolest idea ever! I'll score major Mommy Points with this tip--thanks!

Martie said...

I just made jack o'lantern pancakes this morning and I used an itty bitty spoon from my daughter's tea set, and it still did not come out how I'd hoped at all. Thank you for the valuable idea. I cannot wait to try!


Shannon said...

You would know I threw out my mustard bottle recently! I'll have to get another one. Great idea! :)

Linds said...

That's the best shaped pancake I've ever seen! I'll definitely be saving my mustard bottl!

Thans for the idea!