Thursday, April 15, 2010

Frugal Friday: Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Cheesy Eggs

I decided to make chocolate chip pancakes, instead of regular pancakes because who doesn't like chocolate for dinner?! And honestly, don't you just get tired of regular pancakes!?

This is such a simple meal, all you need is:

Bisquick (or make your own using; How To Series: Making your own Bisquick)
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips

Step 1:

Mix up your bisquick and add your chocolate chips.

Step 2:

Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto your warmed griddle

Step 3:

Heat your pancake until bubbles start to form on the top, then it's time to FLIP!
(I hope you can you see the bubbles. This was a hard picture to take b/c I didn't want to burn my pancake!)

This is what my daughters did while I was making pancakes and my husband was making his oh-so-yummy scrambled eggs and cheese!

Step 4: Make your scrambled eggs. My husband makes the best scrambled eggs. His tip is: add a little bit of water to the eggs when you scramble them and don't let them overcook or they will be dry! Oh, and add cheese to the top!

Step 5: Plate your dish~

My toddlers and my 11 month old loved this meal!

My 11th month old had regular pancakes without the sweet stuff, but my older two had seconds!


Cost of meal for a family of $4.00
Cost per person: $1.00

I am always looking for great new "add-ins" for pancakes.

What do you use to make your pancakes tasty?
Leave a comment and share!


Natalie said...

pancakes are one of my favorite meals! favorite pancake add-ins include cranberries (chopped) and pecans...maybe not for the kids but these are to die for! esp with a little orange zest!

also love using reese's peanut butter chips!

i have lots of pancake recipes on my blog if you ever need a fix :)

Natalie said...

i love chopped cranberries, pecans, and orange zest. kinda of a grown-up taste that your girls might not like but they're to die for!

also love peanut butter chips! or pb AND choc chips :)

i have lots of pancake recipes on my blog, if you ever need a creative pancake fix (gingerbread and carrot cake are 2 excellent ones!)

Jessie said...

Totally late with this comment, but we do mashed banana and cinnamon. Mmm!

Denys said...

we love to do pancakes for dinner every once in a while too. Sometimes we'll thin out the batter and they turn crepe-like, then we use strawberry jam and redd-whip to top. so yummy!