Fluffy Pancakes For Birthday Week

I don’t know what it is, but I am in a really good mood this evening! How ya’ll doin out there??

Thanks to everyone for sharing your favorite pancake recipes earlier. It’s safe to say that I had pancakes on the brain pretty much alllll day.

But FIRST, I had to get through lunch…


and a veggie-packed one at that! Smile

Since I knew tonight’s dinner was going to have little, if any veggies, I made sure to get in a whole slew of them this afternoon. Last night I prepped a fresh, chopped salad, mixed with the following:


I was planning on having some Kashi crackers and an apple on the side, but I actually saved those in favor of a homemade chocolate chip cookie baked by one of my co-workers. She makes phenomenal cookies!


Jay and I were both hungry for dinner fairly early, so we got crackin’ rather quickly!


I must say, I checked out each and every one of the pancake recipes you all sent my way and they ALL sounded incredible. But for tonight, Jay and I were in the mood for something simple, so I went with Emily’s recommendation for Good Old-Fashioned Pancakes.


As usual, I made a few changes to the original recipe, in addition to adding the recommended vanilla, as per Emily’s instructions. Winking smile

I was so impressed by just how light and fluffy these babies were! I definitely agree that sifting the flour makes a big difference in the “fluff ratio.” Winking smile Thanks, Emily!!


I added blueberries to about half of the pancake batter, and those were by far my favorite out of the bunch.

On the side, I had somewhere between 1/4 – 1/2 cup Egg Beaters (whatever was left in the carton), which hubby prepared, also mixing in some fresh chives. YUM! And of course, a little ketchup to go on top.


Along with my eggs, I housed four pancakes, drizzled with some light maple syrup, and I enjoyed every.last.bite!


It’s okay though, because I’m celebrating Birthday Week this week, and I’m allowed.


And yes, I do celebrate Birthday Week. My family thinks I’m nuts. I don’t care. Do you think I’m nuts? Rolling on the floor laughing

Only 5 more days til the Big Birthday!!!

So believe it or not, we actually ate dinner AND finished the dishes all before 6:00. That’s practically unheard of in this house. Disappointed smile But I guess you could say that cleanup was a little easier tonight…


since I have a KITCHEN SINK!

With running water!


AND a dishwasher!


Yes, I finally have a fully-functional kitchen. Who would have thought?!?

No WONDER I’m in such a good mood today! Open-mouthed smile

I’m so excited to give you all the “Big Reveal,” but I’m waiting until all the finishing touches are complete. Hopefully by this weekend!

Question for the Evening:

Do you find that you give yourself excuses to indulge more for “special occasions?” (i.e., “It’s Friday” or “Birthday Week”…) Winking smile


  1. says

    sooooo glad you liked the pancake recipe :)

    AND OH MY GOSH I WANT YOUR KITCHEN! it is turning out AMAZING… and having a sink will definitely be a major plus now, lol

    and you are completely allowed to celebrate birthday week, it is all about food and fun 😀
    Emily recently posted..A Quick Update

  2. Annie says

    Had saved your recipe and just made these pancakes along with pear and chocolate chips added to the batter. The recipe is a keeper, I’d never eaten pancakes so fluffy!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge