Tonight, completely out of the blue, J Man asked me when he could drive. He’s 3. He was actually kind of disappointed when I informed him of the legal driving age. He then asked how old Elmo was and it seemed to cheer him up when I told him that I was certain Elmo was 3.
We’ve decided to bump him up from 3 days a week to 4 days a week of preschool because he loves it so much. (This may have something to do with little girls named Emma and Sydney…)
Additionally, Matty B just informed me that I need to buy J Man bigger big-boy underwear because he’s growing out of the cute little Bob the Builder briefs I bought him.
Stop it already. Stop growing up!
You know what keeps you young?
Pancakes. Elvis pancakes, to be specific.
What makes them “Elvis-like”?
Bananas are slightly sautéed and then a delicious chocolate (yes, chocolate for breakfast, get over it) pancake batter is poured directly onto the bananas.
Space yours out better than mine. This pool was too crowded.
The flip. Isn’t she lovely? Words of wisdom: Be absolutely sure your pancake is ready to flip before you take action. I had some unfortunate flops due to my impatience.
The icing on the (pan)cake? Peanut butter sauce.
The secret to my peanut butter sauce? It’s really tricky. Heat 1-2 TBS of peanut butter in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Complicated, I know.
J Man didn’t care about the banana in his pancake, but he did have some special requests for the shapes of his breakfast. Odd that these were his requested numbers. Apparently he’s channeling 16. How else will he be able to meet up with Emma and Sydney, unless he can drive…?
1 cup WW pastry flour
2 TBS cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1/2 ripe banana, mashed with a fork
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup soymilk
1/2 sliced banana
1-2 TBS peanut butter (not natural, skippy or jif work best)
In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, mash banana, vanilla and soymilk together. Combine wet with dry.
Sautée bananas over medium heat, topping with 1/4 cup pancake mixture. Cook until top is dry and bubbles have formed. Flip and finish cooking. Meanwhile, melt pb in the microwave and top finished pancakes with pb sauce and more banana, if desired.