Dan has been guiding educational tours in DC since Thursday and he won't be home until Friday. This will be our longest stretch without him ever! The boys and I miss him terribly! While he's been gone, I have done some extra special things with the boys to stave off too many "I miss Daddy!" thoughts. I declared "rainbow pancakes" for breakfast on Saturday. The boys were all over this and it put huge smiles on their faces. I sat the plate you see in the photos in front of them and gave them two forks. Five solid minutes of quietness followed. There were only a few measly scraps left on the plate and two satisfied boys looking up at me when their bellies were full. Success. Total success.
Combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix until creamy, either by hand or with a mixer. Set aside. This will be your glaze for later.
Combine the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix until creamy.
Gradually add the dry ingredients and stir until lumps are gone.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto a hot skillet. Top each with sprinkles and chopped strawberries before flipping. Cook on each side for a couple minutes and remove from heat. You may want to heat the glaze in the microwave a few seconds at a time until it is slightly warm, creamy and smooth. Pour over pancakes and top with more "goodies" and serve!
Kids'll love 'em!