Pancake Party: Cooking with littles

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Lola loves to help me in the kitchen, whether it’s baking or putting away dishes, she’s right there wanting to do something. And we all know how much help a three year old is.
Some days we don’t have enough time, or momma doesn’t have enough energy, to make a cookie smorgasbord–start to finish & clean it up. Like this morning. Which is tragic news to a three year old. But I am trying to get her from asking to play with the iPad as soon as her sisters leave to school and she has no one to play with. I purposely tried the wrong password enough that it locked all our kids out of it because I was so tired of them asking for it. Then I couldn’t figure out how to unlock it… haha but that’s a different story.
An easy solution for not having a lot of time to bake is to make pancakes.  And it’s the perfect alternative for Lola wanting to get her Betty Crocker on. She get’s to stir, pour in ingredients and if we make whipped cream she gets to turn the mixer on weeeeowwwy fast. Plus, there’s a spoon to lick clean. Which we all know is one of the best parts of cooking.

Make mini cakes, invite some tiny friends, raid the party drawer and you’ve got yourself a pancake party… as well as some serious mommy brownie points… pancake points.

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5 thoughts on “Pancake Party: Cooking with littles

  1. Kat

    Super cute idea! My 2yr old just started playing with her ikea tea set. As a new mom of two girls I’ve been trying to think of ways to bond a bit more with my oldest… Will have to try and add pancake making to our tea parties to make it a little more special 🙂 thanks for the idea!

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  2. Abby

    LOVE this!!! I have a 3-year-old as well…so I can totally relate. Will have to try your pancake party! Thanks for sharing the cuteness!!!

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  3. Lisa W.

    I’m thinking…time OR no time it must be very hard to resist Lola with whatever she wants to do. Ahhhhh she’s just darling. And she had me at HELLO with her and your dog. Reminds me of my little girl (almost 20 yrs old:) with her dogs through out her growing up. Best friends, lays all over them, dresses them up, AND they let her:) Just tinkles me pink…love LOVE your posts. And that table setting ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!

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  4. laurie lariviere

    that has to be the cutest pancake party ever and you can tell Lola is enjoying every moment 🙂

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