Monster Pancake: A Saturday Morning Favorite 

Most Saturdays when I asked my kids what they want for breakfast they usually respond enthusiastically with “monster pancake!” Even better is after I make it Adelaide usually says “Mom, you’re the best pancake maker ever!”
This recipe is super easy to make, quick to clean up and refrigerates nicely if there are any leftovers.  Win win win.

Thanks to Heidi (one of my roommates in my single-and-fancy-free days) for the recipe!


Ingredients :

5 eggs

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tbsp sugar

1/8 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Melt butter in 9×13 pan. I usually do this in the oven as it preheats but you can melt the butter the microwave and pour it in the pan.

Blend the eggs for 4 minutes in a blender.  Add the flour, milk, sugar, salt and blend again for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan with the melted butter already in it.

Bake the pancake for 15 minutes and watch it grow as it bakes. It will be big when it comes out of the oven and deflates as it cools.

Slice and serve warm with powdered sugar  (my family’s favorite ), fresh fruit or preserves.

Christi’s Chicken Pot Pie

My sister, Christi, has a rocking’ chicken pot pie recipe. This is my go-to recipe when I need to hide vegetables so my kids will eat them (and still have a meal that I will yum down, too). I often dump in any leftover veggies I have in the filling.


2 pie crusts

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 can Cream of Potato Soup (or any kind of canned cream soup you have in your cupboard)

1 15 oz. can Veg-all

½ cup Milk

4 oz. cream cheese ( ½ pkg)

¼ tsp Thyme

¼ Black Pepper

¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

2 cups cooked Chicken Breast

1 egg beaten (brush on crust)


Put one pie crust in deep dish pie pan. Set aside.   Mix other ingredients in bowl until well blended.   Pour into unbaked pie shell.   Cover with the remaining pie crust.   Brush egg on top of pie crust. Cut some slits in pie crust or do a fancy lattice design.

Bake in 350* oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown.