Today is the 64th birthday of the State of Israel - Happy birthday Israel! We
wish we were there celebrating with you! But we're not. We're in the kitchen and
the kids are hungry. So in honor of Israel's birthday and the colors of her
flag, blue and white, we're going with a color themed dinner. Blueberry
pancakes. Blueberries for the blue and pancakes for the white, but you already
knew that, didn't ya?
You can go ahead and hit the fruit store for some blueberries and you can go
ahead and make some pancakes from scratch. Or, if you're, you know, me, you can
break out this:
My trusty box of yummy blueberry pancake mix. Soo easy, just add water and go lay down.
Okay, fine, it's not quite so easy, but it's close. Add water and stand there in
front of the frying pan and wait for bubbles to appear on each pancake so you can
flip 'em. You can totally zone out while doing this so I wasn't totally wrong,
it's sort of like sleeping.
Serve warm with some Israeli* salad and maybe a vanilla yogurt with a few blue sprinkles
thrown in for good measure.
If you really want to go to town, you can bake a batch of these Israeli flag cupcakes
we made last year.
*Do you know how to make Israeli salad? It's yum - and one of the only ways
my kids will eat salad. Chop up a couple of cucumbers and tomatoes into small
pieces and mix. That's it. Many people add chopped onions or peppers but my kids
won't touch those. You can also add an olive oil based dressing. The Israeli
kind usually has some kind of herbs in it, like parsley, but again, my kids
would run away. So we just stick with cucumbers and tomatoes and call it a day.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)