Flashback Friday: School’s Out Breakfast

My son had kindergarten graduation tonight, and will have his last day of school on Wed. My daughter is at a different school and still has a couple of weeks left, but I think a lot of you may be getting ready to welcome the kids home for the summer, soon. They would love a special breakfast like this, to start out the summer!
This post was originally published May 22, 2008
I saw this idea a while ago on Emily’s blog (check out her cool Eiffel Tower pancakes!). I have been wanting to do this with my kids, but was waiting for the opportune moment. Kira finished first grade yesterday, and with no where to be this morning, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate!
These are really pretty easy to do if you have a squeeze bottle. I found this “mustard” bottle and its ketchup counterpart together at the Dollar Spot in Target. I had to cut the opening a little more, so the pancake batter could flow easily. (I used a good mix from Fresh & Easy).
You “draw” the outline of your design and let it cook for a minute before filling it in with batter. My first attempt, the sun, broke in the flipping process, so I wouldn’t recommend a design with a lot of appendages.
I made the sun and a beachball for me (not the best of the lot). Kira got a flower and a flip-flop. Trenton got a rocket ship and an alien space ship. He isn’t unhappy in this picture. He is actually making spaceship sounds! These were a big hit!
And as if that weren’t enough, we made Orange Julius to drink! This has quickly become a favorite. My mom used to make this for us, and I always thought it tasted better than the ones you could buy at the mall. Here is her recipe:
Orange Julius
MIX together in blender and blend well:
1 (6 0z.) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 to 1/2 C sugar
1 C water
1 C milk
1/2 t. Vanilla
16 to 20 ice cubes
BLEND on high for a few minutes until ice is finely blended.
SERVE immediately.
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  1. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says

    Oh, Orange Julius is what we call "Mori Soñando" which translates to…die dreaming (?) yikes
    But I love it, I think my dad makes the best!

  2. Girl with the Curlz says

    What cute pancakes. I love this idea.

  3. aurorafedora says

    what a clever idea! my grandson would love pancakes like this! can you come over and do the space ship and rocket? i am not that artistic!! love your blog…joanne

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