365 Days of Pinterest: Day 1

On the first day of Pinterest my true love said to me, “Why do you want to do this?”

I love Pinterest! So many ideas, so little time. Since I found Pinterest (albeit I was late to the party), I have made some pretty tasty recipes and renewed my love of crochet. I have boards for fashion, food for family meals, organizing tips and more. Sending my sister ideas for her new house couldn’t be easier!

So I thought it might be fun to see if I could use Pinterest in some way every day for a year. Not a New Year’s Resolution, just something fun to do. Here goes for Day 1:

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My ten-year-old son loves pancakes. On regular school days, there’s no time for pancake-making, so it has become a bit of a tradition for me to make pancakes on the weekend. I stopped using a mix when I found when a great fluffy pancake recipe. Also, I generally make them with wheat flour so I feel a bit healthier.

By the way, if you don’t know about King Arthur flour, you should really look them up. An employee-owned company in Vermont that does school visits and teaches kids about bread-making. Our entire elementary-school community made bread to support the local food pantry thanks to this generous company.
King Arthur flour

I pinned a recipe for Mexican Pancakes that tasted just like churros. Who doesn’t love churros! We had planned enchiladas for our New Year’s Day meal, so I thought these pancakes would be perfect to start the day and keep with the theme.

The recipe said that it made 12 pancakes, but I made 21 pancakes. Glad I have an electric griddle – otherwise I would have been cooking for quite a while. Griddle

Once I realized that I’d have way too many pancakes, I cut back on the amount of syrup that I made. Browning the butter and adding the warm maple syrup made a delicious sauce – very sweet – but perfect for the pancakes.

No lie, they tasted just like a churro. My guys liked that they were thinner than my normal fluffy pancakes. They loved the maple syrup/brown butter on top. So I think they were a success!

Here’s my version – with a side of bacon:



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