The Practical Cook adores going on location, to professional and home settings. There is one stark difference however. I have never been asked into the kitchen at a restaurant. If I’m at your house for dinner, well, I just can’t help myself, sorry. In fact, 9 times out of 10, I come packing ingredients.
So it was that Team Practical Cook landed at Blended Familia‘s house. She could write a book on excellent hostessing, which has clearly been read in draft form already by her youngest daughter, who greeted us by throwing open the door, hugging The Practical Cooks Junior, and shouting my name. That is the way to start a party.
We had pancakes, sausage, and eggs, and it was fantastic. I’m proud to say that I’ve maintained my baby-holding while cooking skills (thank you push-ups!), and I was inspired by the ease and speed with which a meal for a lot of hungry people came together. The pancakes were the Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe simply made as pancakes. If you’re feeling seasonal, swap the applesauce for pumpkin puree and add a smidge of pumpkin pie spice.
Don’t be fussy, take the leap and invite someone over (don’t by shy, I’ll say yes), and turn pancakes into a party. If you give The Practical Cook a Pancake . . .
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