Under the harsh conditions of a tiny hotel suite kitchen, Chef Zi helped prepare a pancake breakfast for his family. We cheated a bit, using a Bisquick mix so we didn’t have to buy baking soda or oil. Good thing, because there were no measuring spoons, cups or a whisk. A sauce pan worked nicely for mixing up the batter, and the cakes were cooked in lotsa butter.
No miserable wait at a crowded restaurant with two young children. No spending a lot of cash for cardboard pancakes that can be swallowed only with the lubricating effect of syrup out of a tiny plastic container. The added bonus was the Chef was kept occupied long enough for Papa Zi to read the paper. Mama Zi got to watch a TV movie while Papa cleaned up.
Mama Zi tip for cooking pancakes while playing with children: Cook on medium to medium-low heat. It takes longer, but no burning if you get distracted.