with Boring Old Pancake Batter:
Step 1: Prepare squeeze bottle
- Buy a cheap squeeze bottle (like the generic kind made for ketchup and mustard*).
- Cut off part of the tip.
- Now the tip opening will be wide enough for thick pancake batter.
- Pour pancake batter into bottle.
*Target is currently selling packs of red and yellow (i.e. ketchup and mustard) squeeze bottles in the $1 section. 50 cents per bottle? Sweet!
Step 2: Go hog wild
- Use the squeeze bottle like a pen and "draw" your desired image out in pancake batter.
I decided on some really sophisticated designs...
Though I'm no Pancake Jim.
Step 3: Enjoy!
- Place in bright green bowl.
- Top with syrup.
- Feed to toddler.
- Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Olivia is certainly getting better at actually eating, but it's still a bit of a chore to get her to eat, well, anything. So it was a happy dinnertime for all when she happily sat and scarfed down pancake after pancake. Or, shall we say, funcake after funcake.
After the great Funcake Success of 2011, Bryan and I have decided that maybe it would be worth our time to make her food a little more fun. Maybe I'll get really committed and start making her lunches like these.
Oh, and by the way--the funcakes taste way better than regular pancakes. No, seriously. I think it's because the batter comes out just a little thinner and the pancakes are just a little more crispy. Anyone gonna back me up on this?
Fun pancakes. Try it.