Truth be told, I am still the one preparing the food. They simply choose what they would like from what we already have. I cook or reheat and serve.
I am trying to break my microwave habit, but it is hard with pancakes. I am happy to eat a cake that is reheated in the toaster with its crunchy exterior and warm fluffy interior.
My youngest prefers a completely soft, warm and fluffy pancake. I have not figured out a way to make this happen other than in the microwave. Any tips you may have are greatly appreciated.
Bagels are a food that I have not tried to make at home, for a couple of reasons.
One; the process seems very intense with the necessary water bath step to make a decent, chewy bagel.
Two: at the rate my kids eat bagels, I honestly don't think I could keep up production to meet the demand.
I make them a dozen at a time. The first batch I made this fall was consumed by the three of us in under 24 hours. No, it was not the youngest and myself who ate that many. It was my teenager.
I was both shocked and awed that he loved them so much. I have baked homemade cinnamon rolls since I was a child, so my son has grown up around these. He always disliked them, favoring the commercial rolls in the pop open can. So I am awed that he now loves the homemade version.
I am shocked that he ate 8 of these sweet treats in that short time span. Yes, eight.
The end result? Three full tummies and a free evening stretching out before us.