Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dylan is the only one of us at the moment who has to get out of the house at a specific time in the morning (more on that another day) so breakfast for him is a must. I guess I'm lucky that he likes cereal, but he wants cold cereal every day. Every. Single. Day. I try offering him banana bread or yogurt or fruit or eggs. He would just rather have cereal. I know I am the mom and could say well we are having this for breakfast but since we get most of our cereal free through WIC I'm not in a tussle about it and we aren't going in the whole over $4 boxes of cereal. Anyway this last weekend was a 3 day weekend thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so I spent a good chunk of time scanning fun blogs for make ahead meals and snack ideas when I came across this great recipe for sausage pancake muffins. I thought we had pancake mix in the pantry and could use it up but just followed her recipe (although I just used white flour because that's what I buy) and also added extra syrup into the mix as well. I also used one of the over a dozen lbs. of elk breakfast sausage Shane made that we had in the freezer. We ate up a bunch of the muffins the morning I made them and every morning since then Dylan has asked for them for breakfast. I'm a fan since they were super cheap, pretty easy to make and he's getting protein when he wasn't getting much before. I'm not
at all a huge fan of ground elk (esp. during pregnancy) but this recipe is really yummy and I didn't even notice it wasn't pork. We also tried the corn dog muffin recipe from Laura's website, but I thought the muffin was a little too corny and not enough doggy. There are still several left of both muffins left in the freezer for quick breakfasts or lunches so I'm glad I got ahead a little this weekend.