My Dinner Doula
Week 3: Dinner Pancakes
Oh, sweetie! I’m so sorry about the Meatball Massacre. But don’t be discouraged. It is awesome that you are sticking with this. You are simply amazing! Now, I remember your telling me that pancakes were on your kids’ greenlight list, so I thought it might be fun to capitalize on them for dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that it works well with an end-of-the-week refrigerator and is incredibly easy. In fact, I’m wondering if we are even allowed to call it “from scratch,” since we do use store-bought pancake batter. You will be doctoring the mix; and doctoring, in my book, is also known as improvising, which just so happens to result in the best kind of cooking. The only technical thing you need to know is that chopping the vegetables into teeny pieces is crucial.
I’m amazing? I think you mean I am amazingly naive. Carlos passed on the pancakes. OK, let’s be honest here: He gagged when he took a tiny bite of one. But—are you ready for this?—Clara loved them. So what if I had to smother her stack in maple syrup, right?