A 1960’s Family Tradition Pancakes For Dinner Is Back

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Growing up in a family of 5 kids my Mother would announce occasionally, that we were having  pancakes for dinner.  I remember happily being thrilled about that dinner, as a kid Pancakes always were loved as something special.   With the Holidays rapidly approaching most house holds see their grocery budgets rise.  The colder temperatures, damp filled nights mixed with rain, and the anticipation of the Holidays in Mid November,  sets the Family Tradition of  having pancakes for dinner.  Pancakes for Dinner is a quick time-saving,  pantry basic, that has a big cost savings effect on the 2009 family budget!  From teens to toddlers, everyone gets excited when they have a fun-filled Pancake Dinner.  At KidsRecipes we did it with Net Etiquette by sending the kids an invitation using the new Bisquick fun and games page.

A special touch is serving real butter and real Maple Syrup the difference in goodness versus calories is part of a southern tradition. At kidsrecipes our house is filled with infants, toddlers, and a never-ending eating teen.  Pancakes got a roaring respond of Yea! The small kids loved the finished pancakes with their names on their plate.   With a four year old learning Alphabets everyday in pre-school the family had one of most fun dinners.  The best part is, the meal is a cost cutting saver.

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie Your Family Will Love

Apple Pie

Ingredients

1 (9 inch) pie crusts, unbaked

FILLING

* 2 teaspoons lemon juice
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 5 cups apples, cored and sliced (about 5 small, Granny Smith apples work well)
* 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

TOPPING

* 3/4 cup flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/3 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set butter out so it will be at room temperature.
#Line 9″ pie pan with unbaked crust.
#Core and slice apples.
#Sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice.
#Mix in the sugar & cinnamon.
#Fill pie shell with apple mixture.
#In a small bowl, mix the topping’s flour, sugar and cinnamon.
#Rub the topping ingredients and butter together with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
#Sprinkle topping over pie.
# Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until crumb topping is browned and apples are soft, approximately 50 minutes.

Who Loves Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwiches?

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Elvis Presley loved Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches and so will your kids. This is one recipe your kids will go bananas for.  Turn on some Elvis music like Hound Dog and sing while you prepare these great tasty sandwiches.

  • 4 ounces peanut butter
  • 2 slices Texas Toast or Thick Bread
  • 1 whole ripe banana
  • 4 ounces  butter

Directions

Spread peanut butter, evenly on 1 side of each piece of bread. Slice banana in 3/4-inch slices and place on 1 piece of bread with peanut butter. Banana slices should be close together, and cover 1 side completely. Top with the other slice of bread.

Heat butter in grill pan on medium heat. Place the sandwich in the grill pan and brown for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add 2 ounces of butter to the grill pan and flip sandwich to other side and continue cooking for 2 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and peanut butter is melting. Cut into quarters and serve hot.

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