Cautionary Tales For Children
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Quick and really fun to make and cook
Butter or cooking oil
So quick and easy and really good fun to make. No weighing scales are needed for this simple pancake batter recipe. Try your hand at tossing the pancake, thatís always a laugh. Donít worry if the first pancake of the batch sticks to the pan (mine always does), the rest will be fine as the pan gets coated. . . .
You can use a range of sweet and savory toppings and fillings depending on what you have in the cupboard and fridge.
This recipe should serve one adult and three hungry kids to have about two to three pancakes each, depending on the size of your pan and the thickness of your pancakes.
How to make it
Fill a standard sized mug about three quarters full of plain flour. Put flour into bowl, add two eggs (medium to large) & a pinch of salt. Mix up the eggs and flour with a hand whisk or spoon until you have a gloopy paste. . . .Fill a standard sized mug about three quarters full of milk. Leaving the milk in the mug, top up mug with water until itís brim full. Add the water-milk to the bowl a bit at a time all the while mixing to make sure the mix stays smooth. Once you have made this batter it will keep in the fridge for a day or so, so you can make it before your kids come, if you like to be prepared. . . .
Melt a small knob of butter in a frying pan and then pour a dribble of pancake batter in to the hot pan (or use a ladle), tipping the pan from side to side to make a thin layer of pancake batter over the pan bottom. This type of pancake do should not be thick. . . .
Cook for a couple of minutes and then if youíre brave enough, have a go at tossing the pancake. Serve hot from the pan to the plate and let the kids eat them as you cook them.
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Cooking for your kids
Donít always get a take out or just heat up a ready meal. You can cook simple tasty food really easily, itís cheaper and much better for you and your kids will love it. If you cook your own meals you can customize them to your kidsí tastes and make food that they love and makes them feel special.
Kids love routine, so there is nothing wrong with having the same favourite meal every time they come to stay or visit, in fact it's likely to become a really nice routine that they look forward to. I do Baked Bean Con Carne on a Friday night, and my children often ask if itís Bean Con Carne day.
They almost feel cheated if I change the menu. If you cook your own food you can afford to get the best ingredients, and if you cook more than you need then you can freeze it for next time, or in single portions for your own meals on other days when you donít feel like cooking a meal.
Cooking for your kids is a good way to show them how capable you are and is a great way to introduce them to proper food which makes those special restaurant outings much easier all round.
So get out the apron, select your kids' favourite recipe, buy a few nice ingredients and cook something nice for your kids next time they come to stay.