Thursday, March 24, 2011

Whole grain pancakes (and a plug for consignment sales!)

We are no stranger to pancakes in this house - made with pumpkin or yogurt, topped with berries or syrup. I found this recipe in one of my favorite tiny magazines, Everyday Food, and we mixed up a double batch this morning (remember: extra pancakes or waffles are perfect for freezing instead of a store-bought frozen breakfast option).

Basic Pancakes (adapted from Everyday Food, September 2010)
  • 1/2 C organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 C wheat germ
  • 1/4 C local cornmeal
  • 2 T organic pure cane sugar
  • 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 2 T organic unsalted butter (or oil)
  • 1 organic egg
  • I also added a mashed banana this morning since we had an over-ripe one begging to be used
    • Combine dry ingredients
    • Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl
    • Mix all together and cook on a lightly oiled griddle
And my consignment sale plug is this: GO TO THEM! SHOP THEM! BUY YOUR CHILDREN'S CLOTHES THERE! :) I only wish I had discovered these sales when the girls were tiny infants (not that we had the time or energy to go to them at that point in our life) but, especially baby clothes, are in such good shape since they are so quickly outgrown. I have completely outfitted the girls for multiple seasons now in second-hand, good quality, inexpensive clothes. Yesterday, Gran and I shopped and spent $50. We bought 13 different items (which averages $4 a piece) and the majority of our purchases were Gap, Gymboree, and Janie and Jack. As we are now buying a lot of 3T clothes, the selection is less and the clothes have had more wear and tear, but the amount of money that we've saved and the quality of clothes that have been worn is well worth it. Not to mention the cuteness factor - I mean, you've seen the pictures... Here's the link to the sales we've shopped both in Lawrence and in Overland Park: Kid's Closet Connection. And here are yesterday's finds:

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