Its the Friday before vacation sets in. Kinda hard to believe in mere days I will head off for the first vacation in a year. Tomorrow we will go to the Chinese New Year’s parade but this is Friday and its pancake day. My favorite cakes are at iHop and are the Harvest Grain and Nut pancakes with old fashioned syrup and a side order of bacon or sausage and a pot of Joe.
I think pancakes are a great way to end the work week! I’ll be late getting in and the amount of email and calls have dropped significantly since we delivered the solution and its now in longer term support. Perfect timing for pancakes and a week off.
I’ve always liked pancakes at home on an electric grill or out. We had one of these things which made pancakes really well.
Probably not the same model but you get the idea. We would gather around it and watch the batter bubbling up and the kids would get excited and I would try to make different shapes. I was kinda good at Mickey Mouse and we’d try others like bears since they had round heads and little ears. Then it was time to flip the cakes and the real contest was to maintain those ears and see the golden brown underneath. Most times it was all good and my daughter especially would be excited. Perhaps more excited at the shape than eating the cakes. Perhaps it was a moment of togetherness in the usual rush and go from work, school, events. Pancakes brought us together.
Of course we would soon part ways and I’d move out but I still go do pancakes on Fridays sometimes to perhaps remember the moments then but also to create new ones. Life is not all about remembering past events. Maybe with divorce and separation from the kids, things tend to be placed in the past but we cannot live there and my journey in a bit to iHop and their Harvest cakes is the way for me to see today with that old fashioned syrup cascading down and melting butter in a little golden skyscraper on top. Yes!
There’s the bacon or sausage awaiting my pleasure and the pot of coffee is nice.
Welcome to today. You deserve it. Have some cakes!