Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Once there was a snowman...

Life has been pretty crazy around here. I wanted to make something special for the boys for breakfast this morning...especially because it is Kaden's first day of Christmas vacation {& it is supposed to snow}.

My boys love "pancake balls" {also known as Aebleskivers}. So, I decided to make a snowman. You will need a pan that looks like this:

You can find them at Amazon & most specialty cooking stores. There is a special recipe, but I only use that on holidays. I usually just use my favorite pancake batter. Heat the pan & then pour a little oil {I use canola} in the bottom of each cup. Add your batter {about 1 Tbsp}. Once the sides get a little bubbly...take a fork or a skewer & turn the ball completely over to cook the other side. We usually serve ours with powdered sugar & flavored syrup.

For the snowman...I just stacked three "pancake balls" onto a small sucker stick. Then I used regular chocolate chips for the eyes & buttons, mini chocolate chips for the mouth, & an orange starburst shaped into a carrot. I sprinkles "snow" {powdered sugar} over the snowman. I also attempted to "stick" him to the plate with blueberry didn't work {in the picture...he is in the process of falling}! The boys LOVED it. They were so excited to eat their snowman. {I don't think that they cared that some of the mini chocolate chips melted away.}


Jamie said...

Just stopping by to let you know that there is an award for you in my blog. :-)

Jamie said...

I'm sorry your husband is getting deployed. :-( I hope his deployment goes by fast for all of you! My hubby has been deployed since the end of July, it's an 8 month deployment so we're getting closer to the end! Still have a few more months to go.

I'm not sure if you noticed the picture of Dawson in the corner of my blog with his sweet dreams pillow... The pillows are free from this site: They do ask you to pay for shipping after you get the pillow (mine was $7) and any donation that you would like to give. They'll make one for each of your kids. Just thought I would let you know in case you hadn't heard about it.


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