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Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Yesterday was such a crappy day out here in the Berkshire's!
All it did was downpour just about all day long.
It's been raining a LOT lately!

Well, I had forgotten to pull something out for dinner & still have a ton of apples, so I decided to make some apple cinnamon pancakes.
Good comfort food on a rainy day!
My kids absolutely love having breakfast for dinner!
I do it usually once a week.

Now mine are nothing special....
I use box mix, I just don't have the time to make them from scratch w/4 rugrats running around,lol.
Here are my ingredients.

I just follow the package directions.
add 2 cap fulls of vanilla extract.
add a dash or two of cinnamon(however much you like).
dice up the 2 apples.

add the apples to the mix.

And cook.
We just use butter & syrup.
But you could also use some applesauce on top, I've done that before too & it's also yummy!

Rye Rye devouring his pancakes!

I love adding all sorts of things to my pancakes!
I've made strawberry, rasberry, blueberry, mixed berry ones, straw. banana ones.....
I told my husband before if we ever do someday open up a little diner, I'm in charge of the pancakes!

Do you eat breakfast for dinner in your house?
What kinds of pancakes do you make?

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Braedon's 5th Birthday Party!

Sunday we celebrated Braedon's 5th birthday.
In our house for the 1st,5th,10th,13th & 16th i go all out!
I consider them the BIG birthdays.

Originally we were going to do a beach party theme but we changed it to a camping theme.
It was the perfect theme for him since he loves to go camping.
I researched the computer for a couple weeks before his party looking for ideas on cakes & decorations.

With checking out many different cake ideas I came up w/this one.
The grass is coconut that I colored green w/food coloring.
Braedon had said he wanted a river so I made one.
The rocks are just marshmallows I painted w/brown food coloring.
The tent is made of poptarts which I frosted.
The trees are just these little plastic covers I had on hand covered in frosting.
And obviously you can tell the fire & marshmallow sticks were made out of pretzels & frosting.
I was up till 2 in the morning w/this cake, about 3 1/2 hrs. to make, but it was totally worth it to see the look on his face when he got up in the morning & saw his cake!!

And I have to say I was pretty proud of myself!

Here is the banner I ordered along w/his pinata which was a tent.

The food table!

Here's Rye crying for me to pick him up over my HUGE belly!

After we ate we opened presents.

He was so funny, he did this w/everything he got.
And he whipped through opening them in about 5 minutes he was so excited.

Here he was thanking everyone for all his gifts.

Cake time!

Pinata time!
Look at his face! LOL

Our new fire pit we bought so they could all make smore's.

W/his cousins Alora & Gabriel.

After everyone left he got into his new jammies & played w/his new remote control car.

He was a happy camper that's for sure!
He received lots of new toys, a ton of new clothes & a couple gift cards!

I'm so glad he had a good time!