I have to admit, I’m a big fan of the snooze button.
Yes of course, if you have been following my blog for at least 5 minutes, you know that I am a poor sleeper, at best. Still, although many a night I lie awake, I do tend to fall back to sleep about 15 minutes before my alarm is set to chime.
Does this happen to you??
Anyway, I have learned that as our mornings are a bit harried and down to the minute before the bus(ses) arrive for pick up, I need to plan the night before and prepare breakfast so it’s ready on the double. And with the dual alarm settings and multi snooze button punches, I’m comforted to know that the flap jack batter is on stand by, and in a dispenser that can be formed in a squeeze.
Enter today’s Quick Tip Friday.
We have all heard copious amounts of times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And although I, myself, am hit or miss on this practice, I do always ensure that Mac and Caroline start their day on the right track of a balanced diet. All this leads me to the fact that flap jacks – a good pancake – can absolutely make a delicious and hurried appearance during the week. It all starts with a recycled and cleaned out ketchup bottle.
Simply make your pancake batter (recipe found here) and pour into the reserved and cleaned ketchup bottle. Place the lid on the bottle and store in the fridge until ready to use.
While the kiddos are pulling on their socks and lacing up their shoes, heat up the griddle pan and squeeze out the size of the desired pancake. Follow this recipe for the exact how-to.
Within minutes, you have some tasty flap jacks that will have everyone slap happy and on their way for daily adventures and learnings.
It’s this Quick Tip of recycling a ketchup bottle that makes your morning routine that much easier. And tastier, too.
Prepare the batter.
Squirt the batter on the griddle.
Flip over to cook on both sides.
Slap on the plates and…
Enjoy today’s Quick Tip Friday!