This has been one of those weeks. The kind of week where everything comes to a head, you realize Christmas is just around the corner and there is shopping and baking to be done, work, kids to drive to activities, office parties to attend and the husband is traveling…
The last thing on my mind was dinner. There. I said it. I did not plan out dinners this week. In fact, dinners were a mish-mash of leftovers and quick-fixes. And while my kids are pretty well-versed in the art of eating fancy meals, they’ve been known to oooh and aaah over a well-cooked chicken nugget.
‘Brinner’ for the Win!
This week, one of my dinner saves was ‘brinner’. That’s right: breakfast-for-dinner. It wins every time. Really, it’s like you’ve just told the kids Santa is coming over — THAT is pretty much the level of excitement waffles and pancakes bring to the table.
Rather than just a basic pancake, however, on this particularly crazy night — two boys off to basketball at 6pm and my eldest daughter to soccer at 8pm — I decided to whip up some hearty-yet-fluffy four-grain flapjacks. If you cook them just so, they turn a lovely golden brown and are light as air. To accompany the pancakes I made some super-quick scrambled eggs with cream cheese. Bam!
And while I am excited that a home-cooked meal will be ready in less than 30 minutes, the kids are excited to bust out the maple syrup. You know what else is awesome? I can make dinner using one pan with no fuss. A quick spray of PAM® Original no-stick cooking spray ensures the pancakes and eggs cook evenly without burning. Plus, PAM® leaves up to 97% less residue* in the pan which means faster clean-up for yours truly. And THAT, my friends, is a total win.
*as compared to margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays
Dinner for One
Because dinner was rushed this time I didn’t have the luxury of sitting down to eat with the kids. I basically served up the pancakes and then the eggs as soon as they were ready. In fact, I had visions of flipping them onto their plates from across the counter but thought better of it. Instead, after the crew had cleared out, I sat with my lukewarm pancakes and coldish scrambled eggs and savoured every bite. Because that’s what moms do.
Scroll down for the full, printable recipe and make sure to enjoy them while they’re hot!
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