As Thanksgiving approaches, I thought I’d like to share a fun Thanksgiving tradition with you. This tradition started several years ago when I decided to make pancakes for Thanksgiving breakfast. I thought it would be fun to make pancakes decorated to look like turkeys for us to eat as we watched the parade on tv. Little did I know that the kids would love it so much that they asked if we were going to do it again the next year. (We’ve now incorporated the tradition to include Christmas and the Fourth of July too.)

Thanksgiving Pancakes:
2 cups Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
butter
a variety of fruit of your choice
scrambled eggs or bacon (optional)
small candies or chocolate morsels for decoration

1. Mix the Bisquick, milk, and eggs with a whisk until combined.
2. Grease a griddle or skillet with butter using medium-high heat.
3. Pour about 1/4 cup of combined mixture on the griddle or skillet for each pancake.
4. Cook until the edges of the pancake appear dry and flip to finish cooking.
5. Decorate the pancakes by using the fruit, eggs, and bacon as the turkey’s feathers and feet. The candies can be used as details for the face.

Obviously, the pancakes aren’t professional-grade in terms of my decorating or culinary skills, but this is something that the kids love and will be part of their childhood memories. In fact, I think that makes me love the pancake creations even more. It helps me to remember that not everything we do as mothers has to be “Pinterest-perfect”. It’s more important to just do things with our kids and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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