You know the saying "a day late and a dollar short", well, that seems to sum up me as a blogger recently. For example, here is a Friday Find on Saturday. I think about this time every year I start to feel like life is moving in slow motion. We are still busy as usual, but time just seems to inch along in the cold, snow and ice. Maybe we are all suffering from frostbite, or maybe it is because as a family we have spent a lot of time being sick this year. At the moment Owen has a double ear infection and a limited appetite, so when he requested pancakes for dinner last night I got busy.
We received these molds from my step-mom and, honestly, have not really used them. I attempted them once, but the pancakes stuck and all we got were blobs and a big mess. After seeing them used on another blog recently, I decided to give them another go. This time I used a pastry brush and a little bowl of vegetable oil to grease the insides and it worked really well, and unlike cooking spray I didn't get it everywhere. My other mistake was filling the molds too full, so this time I filled them halfway. That way when it was time to take the mold off and flip them over they came right out. Owen selected the duck and the cat and was happy as a clam and, so was I.
They are made by Norpro and among other places, you can find a good selection of them here. Wouldn't these be fun for Valentine's Day?