Sunday, March 18, 2012

Attack of the Little People

 Well, those mischievous leprechauns have attacked once again! As a child, each year I would wake up on St. Patrick's Day and wander into the kitchen to get a bowl of cereal, where I would be greeted by the most magical surprise...the milk and sugar for the mornings breakfast would be green! My Mom always said that "the leprechauns must have visited in the night." Well, those little people have continued to delight in their St. Patty's Day trickery, and this year they surprised us by turning our milk, yogurt, water and toilet water green, and they drew little shamrocks on all of our bread that we made toast with. Steve is the professional pancake maker in the house, and he has an awesome oatmeal pancake recipe (I'll share it below) that uses both milk and the pancakes were a bit green. We can't wait to see how the leprechauns will trick us next year!

Steve put green yogurt on top of three green pancakes and made a delicious breakfast shamrock.

The girls were enthralled with the toilet...."One of the leprechauns must have gone to the bathroom!??"
Grandma Eles stopped by for a visit on her drive home from Uncle Ben and Amanda's. Autumn thought Grandma's purse was really cool....and it was green, so she was saved from Autumn's pinching fingers.
 Steve's Famous Oatmeal Pancakes

This recipe makes about 6 pancakes, and for best results you should let the batter stand for 5 minutes before cooking.

1/2 cup uncooked oats
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup milk
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
optional: a dash of cinnamon

Combine the oats, yogurt, and milk and let it soak for a few minutes, then stir in the rest of the ingredients.Cook like normal pancakes...these come out a bit heavier.They are VERY filling.

SERVE: Instead of syrup we have started eating ours with yogurt on top. Applesauce, apple butter, honey, fruit, peanut butter, bananas, or preserves also are yummy toppings!


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