It's been one of those weeks ya know? Well last week was one of those weeks and it's tapering off into this one. But it's safe to say that the nightmare is lifting and we are seeing through the fog, or is it the fog is lifting and we have seen it through to the end of the nightmare? I don't knowssss. But anyways last week was One of those weeks where the baby is fussy every two minutes and the older two are in a love hate love love love hate hate hate relationship right now where they refuse to leave each other's side yet want to (literally) rip sissy's hair out by the hand full or chuck a hard plastic dino at little broseph in the face. Fuuuunnnnn times. So what's a mama on the edge to do? Well stuff her face full of her favorite breakfast food of course! Pancakes is the name of the game. And just my luck the littles like pancakes just as much as their mummsie, so I can have a much needed 4.5 minutes of silence while they stuff their little faces. Joy joy joy. But any seasoned breakfast maker knows that pancakes are a major time killer and hand occupier. A pain in the heiny. I can only do so much  at once ya know?! One foot rocks the baby in the bouncer, one hand separates the olders from one of their epic WWE matches while the other hand flips the pancakes. Mom twister. It's a fun game. Ever given it a try? But motherly domestic ingenuity comes to the rescue. Actually my cast iron skillet comes to the rescue. If I could, I would sleep with that thing. I use it for so many tasty one pan meals that I'm sure my kids are pooping pure iron pellets. One pan meals alleviate so much stress.  But I must say that My crockpot is my first love (because I can set it and forget it and dinner always turns out stellar) but my cast iron skillet or 'Jules' as I like to call her is my close close second. 

 So on to my one skillet pancakes. First up is a Dutch Baby. Not sure where the name comes from. Really should be called giant bubble egg pancake because the recipe calls for the entire farms worth of 
poultry fruit and comes out of the oven looking like a science experiment. But it's tasty, ever so tasty.  

Dutch Baby: This recipe makes two 8" dutch babies
Preheat oven to 400

10 eggs (see told ya)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup heavy cream
one pinch of baking powder
one pinch of salt
two scoops (tablespoons) of sugar
two hefty tablespoons of butter

*Beat all the eggs till smooth
*Gently stir in flour till smooth, but don't over stir
*Gently fold in salt & sugar & baking powder
*Generously grease the cast iron skillets with butter
*pour in the batter so it coats the bottom of the skillet/s
*place in center rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes
*Take out, drop a tablespoon of butter on the center and let cool for a couple of minutes. Then cut up and serve with powdered sugar, syrup and of course more butter. 

On to recipe numero dos

Cakey Strawberry Pancake
Recipe makes one 12" skillet pancake
Preheat oven to 400
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
two tablespoon sugar
1 dash of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 large strawberries sliced up to small chunks
Mix all dry ingredients together, stir in milk, then eggs and vanilla. Fold in strawberries. If batter is too thick add a tablespoon of water at a time till it reaches a thick but pour-able state.
Generously grease the skillet with butter and pour in batter. Bake for 20 minutes remove from heat and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup and, of course, again, with lots of butter. 

Love it. Sweetish Breakfast food is my fav-o-rito so these two recipes make an appearance at least once a week.
Thanks for stoppin by!