Because it’s got to be done.
There must be breakfast.
Cereal alone doesn’t cut it.
Do you wonder why your kids are crabby? Are there meltdowns at your house as you start math? Do you have a child who gets headaches? Do you feel shaky sometimes?
I have outlined how to get breakfast organized once and for all in my Save a Step at Breakfast document over there on the sidebar. Please check it out! I hold your hand through the whole process of finally figuring breakfast out, and that means your whole day (and that of your child’s teachers) will be a lot nicer!
That leaves me room here for pictures of how to make your own Pancake Mix, which will save you many a step!
By the way, my friend Sue wrote a poem for all of you, since Save A Step cooking is her idea that I totally stole (well, I stole the name and most of our conversations). Someday she will have a hysterical blog in which she recounts to you the doings of her family of 10 children. Meantime, this is what she offers you:
Do the prep,
Save a Step.
That’s why this post starts with a picture of stale bread.
Before you start your pancake mix, process your bread crumbs, because you will be using the processor and who cares if there are a few crumbs in your mix?
This is what I mean by breadcrumbs; no need to get too fussy:
Now, onto pancake mix making:
I wanted to show you how I set up my flour station, because I have a very tight workspace and a large container for flour:
See, I don’t even usually take the bin out of the cabinet. I leave that scoop in there and scoop out what I want! All my baking needs are in that cupboard up on the right, above that bowl. No steps to baking powder, spices, sugar, etc. They are all right at hand.
Get your ingredients in the bowl:
Process each stick of butter separately:
Dig up any big lumps, cut them, and process again until your mix looks like this:
It will take three goes:
Transfer to a bowl what you have already done. Then mix all back together in the big bowl, just to integrate your batches:
This is the container I store it in:
I went right ahead and wrote on the lid, so someone else could handle the baking if they wanted to, like, bring me pancakes in bed or something :)
And the whole thing tucks in nicely here in the fridge:
Get it organized beforehand and you will find that breakfast is no problem! You will find recipes for the Pancake Mix, the Breakfast Casserole from yesterday, and my own delicious Granola over there on the sidebar under Happy Home: Food.
If I can do it, morning person as I am NOT, so can you!