Computer glitch – somehow I published tomorrow’s blog…today…when I was setting it up because tomorrow morning I’m heading to the Dr. for my annual physical. Who doesn’t love sitting in a tiny cold room in a paper dress? I deleted it from my site, but if you are a follower, then you have already received an email with the blog…and if you looked at it, you will see that the list of ingredients for the pancakes was still a mess. So here is again…properly formatted! You’ve already seen it so why withhold it now!


I had an unexpected surprise for Family Day…my big guy came down Sunday night to hang out with friends, but spent the night on the couch (instead of the perfectly good bed I had made for him…) Then he spent the day with little guy and me! We snoozed late and talked long! Then we cooked brunch together – sausages and oatmeal pancakes (some with chocolate chips) and watched The Incredibles. My family doesn’t have any super powers, but I think they’re pretty incredible… just wish Hubby could have joined us. He had to work! Here’s the recipe for my favourite pancakes…leftovers can be tossed in the freezer or the toaster!

1½ cups rolled oats                                  1 tbsp. baking powder
2 cups milk                                                1 tsp. salt (optional)
½ cup whole wheat flour                           ½ tsp. (or less) cinnamon
½ cup all-purpose flour                              2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. sugar                                             ¼ cup melted butter (or margarine)

In large bowl, blend oats and milk and let stand 5 minutes. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients, eggs, and melted butter to oats, stirring until combined. Makes 16-18 pancakes.

The batter is quite thick but can be thinned as needed with milk. I always do a test pancake on my pan because if the pan is too hot, it will start to burn before it is cooked through. This recipe is found in a United Church cookbook called “Let’s Break Bread Together II: Brunches & Lunches and Suppers on the Go“. It was submitted by the United Church in Meadowood, Winnipeg, Manitoba!