Step 4: heat a skillet on low heat and drizzle additional vegetable oil to the hot pan. Scoop 1/4 cup helpings of the pancake batter onto the hot pan *usually about three fit a big pan) and let them cook on one side until they begin to bubble on top and are ready to flip.
Step 5: Flip the pancake and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes or until cooked through.
Step 6: Repeat with the rest of the batter. This usually makes eleven or twelve pancakes. Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a covered casserole dish.
Step 7: Enjoy! These are delicious with maple syrup and a fruit compote!
Alphabet Soup with Alphabet Bread Sticks:
Cook a can of Alphabet Soup and then shape some refrigerated bread sticks into letters before baking. Try spelling your child’s name.
If you can find some alphabet shaped noodles at your local grocery store cook them up and serve them with your favourite pasta sauce. OR heat up a can of Alphabet pasta.
For a quick batch of pancakes when you don't have eggs or buttermilk try this recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
(Optional) 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of milk (non dairy works, too)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla
Step 1: Whisk the two flours together (or only use all purpose if that's what you have) with the baking soda, salt and sugar and optional cinnamon.
Step 2: In a separate bowl whisk the milk, vegetable oil, water and vanilla.
Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon.
Print out my Alphabet List Worksheet and, as a challenge for the week, see if your family can eat something that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
Ingredients: Vanilla or plain yogurt , a small tube of writing icing (we found some called “Scribblers”)
Step 1: Scoop some yogurt onto a plate.
Step 2: Let your child write some letters or spell a word like his/her name onto the yogurt using the tube of icing OR if your child isn’t able to write letters yet write them yourself and have your child guess the name of the letter as you are writing it.
Step 3: Eat with a spoon and enjoy.
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Make some sugar cookie dough and use alphabet cookie cutters to make some delicious letters.