Sunday, January 4, 2009

how to make mickey mouse pancakes

The kids woke up feeling morose now that the holidays are over. (Don, on the other hand, seems surprisingly chipper about it.) To perk up their spirits, I made Mickey Mouse pancakes and served them on TV trays while they watched Davey and Goliath.

Betty Draper's Mickey Mouse Pancakes

2 C Bisquik
1 C milk
2 eggs
2 T sugar
2 tsp baking power
1 tsp vanilla
chocolate chips
jet-puffed marshmallows

Whisk ingredients together in a pyrex bowl. (Except chips and marshmallows.) Pour 1/3 cup batter onto a greased griddle for Mickey's face, then 1/8 cup for each of Mickey's ears. When Mickey's face starts to bubble, use a long spatula under his head and as much of the right ear as possible. Flip. Once pancake is flipped, press 2 chocolate chips to make eyes, 5 chips for his smile and a marshmallow for his nose. When lightly browned, remove from skillet and repeat. I serve with Parkay and Mrs. Butterworth's.