Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday afternoon English pancakes

When my husband and I lived in Wales, we used to on occasion go to a friends house on a Sunday evening. 

They had a tradition every Sunday 'pancakes' but not just any kind - English ones.
They are similar to French crepes but the lemon juice and sugar are what make them special.


Here's the recipe-

English Pancakes

4oz All purpose Flour
1 egg
10oz of milk
Pinch of salt

In a 8 inch frying pan this makes 5 pancakes when using a 1/2 cup measure for each one. (We normally make 3x of this mixture for 5 people)

Wisk all ingredients together. Heat up a shallow frying pan and a touch of oil (vegetable oil)

Flip over when the bottom side is speckled with heat spots or slightly brown.

While still hot sprinkle with sugar and drench (that may just be us) with lemon juice! Roll up and eat with a fork - PERFECT! 

My husband only uses oil on the first pancake. After that if you have a good non-stick pan you may find that you don't need it after that.

We don't have these every Sunday but Captain is really happy when we do!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Random Five Friday January 23rd 2015

This has been a crazy week.

1. Jam fell over our little trampoline and has a really ugly looking toe. It affects his walk but not him swimming :) which is good because we have a swim meet this weekend and he is hoping to drop some time.

2. The kids had Martin Luther King Day off school this week. We don't usually but they had a sleep over with Grandma and Grandpa and then went to the movies. They had a blast. They love hanging out with them.

3. The kids have just found Home Improvement it's funny to see all the old shows again.

4. We have SO many cool reviews in process at the moment. You will really like some of them.

5. We are in a little homeschool group (really low key just like I love) basically we just get together once a month for a field trip. Today we went to a neighboring town to visit a couple of local museums. We had great fun!


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Friday, January 16, 2015

Random Five Friday January 16th 2015

1. It's been a great week! It's a really good feeling to have reviews coming in again. We received our first review in the mail, and we listened to it today! I can't wait to dig into the study guide. The kids really enjoyed In Freedom's Cause.


2. Jam and I cleaned the Church today together. He was such a gentleman and cleaned the bathrooms. We worked super fast...the fact we had a zoo trip planned was a huge incentive.

3. Today after all the freezing weather, we had one of those January blessing days where it hit 55 degrees. So I don't know what you do on days like that...but we go to the zoo.

4. Perfect day. We saw baby penguins and baby kangaroos. Grandma and Grandpa dropped everything to come and my sister came too.


5. Tomorrow is quite exciting. In our church kids don't go to dances until they are 14. Tomorrow Jam is going to his first dance. It's going to be a fun evening.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Reese's Peanut Butter Spread - Yummy Review

I was sent a jar of Reese's Spreads from Influenster. The kids were really excited. I mean who doesn't like peanut flavored chocolate. (Well except Captain - but he's just an exception in our house - and a white chocolate man).

So I had to whip up some our favorite Banana Oat Muffins (with chocolate).


These were awesome!



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Random Five Friday January 9th 2015

1. Today was pizza day and movie night. We love pizza but prefer to make it ourselves and become quite a dab hand at it. I make the crust and hubby puts on the toppings etc. We have it down to a fine art!


2. Our favorite toppings are pepperoni and onion (for Captain America and Boo) and Chicken Bar-be-Cue and jalapenos or pepperoni, onion and jalapenos for everyone else.

3. I have always had really short ugly nails so when I was out today with my Jamberry's on and I got a compliment on my nails I was amazed! I am having a Jamberry party on Facebook and my consultant Ellen Pool has been awesome!

4. It has been a great week of school. Boo studied all about Niagara Falls and how people would go over the side in barrels. It'd funny because we took them there and rode on the Maid of the Mist when they were younger but of course they can't remember anything except the pictures.

5. Captain America was really sad this week as his Nexus 7 died. We had purchased the protection plan but couldn't find one for the same price. So we got a cheaper pad in the mail and hoping it will hold up to his use. It's a RCA Quad Core 8G a lot smaller than the 32G he is used to but at least it runs google play and is a quad core. We use Kids Zone app on it. He wanted the version that came with a case and keyboard. We chose this one (well my techie husband did) because it's only $69.99 and a quad core plus has a SD card slot for movies.

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