Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Pancakes with white


Boy eating pancakes with white
These pancakes are some of the white carbs to which I referred in yesterday's Carnival of Natural Parenting post. I hate pancakes, myself, but Mikko had them first with his aunt and was hooked. Note that Mikko will not allow a delicate sprinkling of powdered sugar but must have an entire bowl that he can dust liberally all over his shirt, pants, and seat. As Sam puts it, pancakes are nothing more than a powdered sugar delivery system. Mikko very much subscribes to The Fat Nutritionist's way of thinking about food, and I wish I could embrace that freedom as wholeheartedly.

Powdered sugar all over three-year-old's shirt and face

But apparently very little of it gets inside. And at least Mikko always asks for a "wet," which is a damp towel for cleaning up.

What are your children's food pleasures?




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39 comments:

MomAgain@40 said...

Here we call it flap jacks, and we pour over syrup, sometimes with marmite and cheese as well!
Yum! :D

blueviolet said...

That is so funny!!! What a mess he makes!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

He looks like he enjoys them.

melissa joanne said...

That last photo is priceless! I love the bit about the pancakes being mere vehicles for powdered sugar, too :) Pancakes are the best!

Carol said...

LOL, he really is the cutest! Love that has to have a whole bowl to dip! When my son was that age, he needed a cookie in each hand.

Dee said...

Too funny!! Someone is making a serious mess. :)

Run DMT said...

CUTE!!!

My girls are such sugar addicts. UGH! It's awful! I've been trying to detox them since January 1. :-P

Stacy Uncorked said...

Princess Nagger prefers her powdered sugar to be on the side, too...and it ends up all over! He's way too cute, even covered in sugar! ;)

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Mama Whimsy said...

I honestly thought my 18 month old was the messiest eater in the world. I almost used a yogurt covered Aelyn as my WW this week. It looks like she might have some competition! :o) Ketchup is her dip of choice, and we often find that the food is merely the medium for transferring the ketchup to her mouth as well. Happy WW!

Rachael @ The Variegated Life said...

Ha! A boy who knows what he likes! Our Saturday morning indulgence is waffles, which all of us love.

Elita said...

Miles has a crazy sweet tooth as well. He'll have two small chocolate chip cookies for dessert, then ask for ice cream and then beg for a lollipop!

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

My girls love pancakes too, though I've never introduced the joys of powdered sugar, haha!

He looks so much like his daddy in this one! So cute!

LindsayDianne said...

Oh my goodness, you're a braver mama than me.
I can barely stand to let my daughter stir the bowl with icing sugar in it because of the mess.
haha, I love it!

Russ AKA Grampy said...

It looks like he has more fun with the powdered sugar than the pancakes.But it is a way to get him to eat. And he is such an adorable little man.

parentingBYdummies said...

#2 likes his syrup on the side. For dipping. And he requires a disproportional amount of it compared to the one pancake he always requests.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I love it! The best part is that he wants to get clean when it's all over. =)

I've never been a fan of powdered sugar. For some reason I always end up inhaling it when I'm trying to eat it. Does anyone else have this problem, or am I just totally inept at eating?!

Momma Jorje said...

I'll have to think about Sasha's favorite, but OMG I love powdered sugar! I put a ton of it on my French Toast and when I was a kid I would sneak it to school and eat it straight!

My sweet tooth is larger than my head!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

What cute photos! He is such a cute little guy!

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network!

Okay, I think I've got it... cookies. Sasha loves regular chocolate chip (or any, really) cookies - much better than the "healthy" cookies made for toddlers. She really does seem to enjoy any food she tries, though, and for that I am thankful!

Alisha said...

My little guy is obsessed with blueberries.

Inder-ific said...

I love that Fat Nutritionist blog! It's awesome! Thanks for the link!

GrammyMouseTails said...

what cute pics! at least powdered sugar has to be better for him than artificial syrup! and def more fun ;)

Night Owl Mama said...

awww what a cutie and he eats it just right great pic's

Mrs. Marine said...

LOL, hes a mess! But totally enjoying himself!
My hubby makes blueberry pancakes on the weekends, the kids love them!

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Lisa C said...

If Michael ate a breakfast like that he'd be bouncing off the walls and crying an hour later. BUT, he does love sweets, and he gets chocolate nearly every morning in the whole grain chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes I make! (They're so good, I'm addicted, too.)

teresa said...

yeah for little kids and their food. That's the way to do it.
My daughter is obsessed with flour to play with. She keeps trying to taste it, thinking it must taste great since it's the best thing ever. She'll play with it for an hour or until I can't take the mess anymore.

Casey said...

My kids enjoy pretty much anything that I prefer they not have. : -) Their grandparents are great at introducing them to the "finer" foods in life. Just the other day, my 5 year old was describing a root beer float, and when we asked how he knew what that was, he said, "grandma." LOL

Tyler said...

That is so funny that your post today was about food pleasures! I posted a pic over at My Inspired Baby of Eden tearing into an Apple. She looooves fruit. I haven't gotten her to pick up on pancakes yet, but she will eat about 3 apples a day.

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milkymumma said...

White carbs... Mmmmm... :)

My little one is really into white protein - chicken, fish and eggs are favourites here. Though after seeing that picture of your sweet, sweet boy, I could sure do with some sugar dusted pop corn!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@milkymumma It's funny, because I forgot to mention that he'll also eat white chicken meat. I guess he's color-specific in his food choices?

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Lisa C I actually was thinking of asking for your recipe when you mentioned before that you serve pumpkin pancakes — but I'm afraid he's already so used to the white kind. The best I could think was to have Sam (Sam's the one who cooks them) mix in some secret ingredients gradually…think Mikko'll fall for it?

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Momma Jorje Not to discourage you, but so did Mikko for the longest time, and I was all happy and then — bam! — the Preschooler Wall of Pickiness came down. Oh, well, most of us outgrow it, right? :)

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Amy @ Anktangle I'm sure it's not just you, but it made me laugh. Reminded me of Airplane! where the main character has a "drinking problem."

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Mama Whimsy Oh, my goodness, I could post some ketchup pictures, too! He always needs a huge mound of it. Sounds like he and Aelyn would be great pals.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@MomAgain@40 I never thought of cheese — intriguing! Your comment made me irrelevantly think of one time Sam couldn't remember the word for tortilla and he said, "You know — Mexican flapjacks." So that's what we call tortillas now.

Lisa C said...

You have to try it. I actually think the pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are yummier than plain white. I posted the recipe recently: http://edenwild.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/pumpkin-pancakes/

You can always add a tiny bit of brown sugar or other sugar to the batter if you think he needs it sweeter, or serve it with "white." lol But personally I think the chocolate chips are enticing enough.

Maman A Droit said...

My son's favorite foods are mandarin oranges and popcorn.

I make whole wheat pancakes using this recipe: http://m.bhg.com/recipe/pancakes-waffles/buttermilk-pancakes/ but using the instructions for whole wheat and I think they are just as yummy! My fave variation is to add both chocolate chips and banana chunks. One batch by that recipe lasts us 3 days (we eat them as brunch while my husband is at work). And I bet you could do half wheat & half white if you think Mikko would be opposed to whole wheat!

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