Jar Gift Idea #34 inspired me to focus on pancakes for idea #35. While not many use sourdough starters in the everyday life, pancakes have a rich tradition in many households. When I think of pancakes, it reminds me of my Dad. I don’t know if he was always the one to cook the pancakes in the morning by the time I was a teenager it had developed into a tradition. Just today when I was talking to my Dad he mentioned needed to go get some more pancake mix. Now days my Dad does all the cooking (my Mom has Parkinson’s) but then it was mostly my Mom other than for pancakes.
What are your memories of pancakes and family? Are there some fun stories to share? Stir up a batch of pancake mix and share it along with a memory to someone in your family. Or have a family gathering and serve pancakes (some families eat pancakes for dinner too). Then send each household home with their own jar of pancakes mix. A great way to make new memories and call to mind old ones.
Can’t think of any “pancake” memories? Why not start a new tradition involving pancakes. You can keep it simple or dress it up with fun flavors or fancy toppings. The possibilities are endless.
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Our pancake suppers were reserved for sugar season when the maple syrup was fresh or when apple seaon was at it’s peak. In northern NY both of these were in cold weather times. Here in FL pancakes are a lazy,cool weather breakfast treat unless we are traveling and the hotel has one of those waffle machines.
I love real maple syrup (I don’t eat the fake stuff), fresh sounds awesome. What memories you must have of hard work and fun too.
I like those waffle machines too. Best think that ever happened to hotel breakfasts.