Sunday, October 30, 2011
Rinni's Playground Giveaway and Pumpkin Pancake Recipe...Yum!
Hello hello!! I'm a 31 year old mother of 9 year old twin boys. AHHHH!!
I love art and the act of creating something. It's good for my sanity. ;) I've only had a relationship with my sewing machine for the past year and a half but I guess you could say we're going "steady". I find fabric to be a fantastic medium and I'm still exploring the possibilities.
All Hallows Eve has always but always been a favorite of mine. As a child I loved the idea of dressing up as anything I wanted, whether it be fantastical, mythical, scary or beastly. And of course the candy was a big draw. Now as a mother, the candy is the least of my favorite things! The twins will undoubtably try to gorge themselves and later complain of upset tummies. My mom use to give me ginger tea to drink for an upset stomach but I find the flavor to strong, so the twins will get a peppermint tea for their little bellies.
Our little All Hallows family tradition is pumpkin picking at the local patch, a fairly common practice to be sure, and oh so much fun! The boys look for the biggest bestest pumpkin and I look for the ugliest, the wartier the better! This year their pumpkins together weighed 91 pounds!! I went for an oversized squash, twas'nt ugly but it did have the required warts so I was happy.
Now for some tasty treats...
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
Oh wait, wrong recipe. Sorry. ;)
In celebration of the pumpkin and it's undeniable connection to All Hallows Eve/Samhain I offer up an EASY to make and twin taste tested and approved, Pumpkin Pancakes!
2 1/2 cups instant pancake mix
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 TBS brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
There are so many ways you can adjust this recipe to your own taste or what you have on hand. Pumpkin puree already has all the spices? Excellent even easier. Don't have pumpkin pie spice?
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground clove
2 tsp ground ginger
Enjoy those pumpkin pancakes!!