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11:30AM

Bacon Pancake Sticks 

Happy Monday foodies! I hope you all are well rested and ready for this week.  It seems like forever since I last posted, but that’s about to change right now. I’ve had my morning hot chocolate and some leftover burrito and I’m rearing to go. Not to mention that I have my trusted sidekick, Pippy, by my side.

This weekend was pretty memorable; Nick’s friend, Dave, came to visit. I am not going to tell you anything else about him because he’s kind of like Nick and I – slightly on the “prepared” for anything side. I happen to love Dave; he’s really smart, he’s hilarious, he’s protected this country and continues to do so and he’s one of Nick’s best friends. He’s a pretty stand up guy; and while I think it would be great to have him and his wife around, I think the concern {for his wife & I} would be them getting into trouble with their brilliant ideas of fun and camaraderie-ship.

Oh boy the stories I could tell you about their brilliant ideas of weekend fun.

Nick and I also went house shopping this weekend. It was great fun until I started to get bored and restless. There is nothing appealing about sitting in the car for hours drivinging around strange communities looking at houses that you don’t want to buy. Nick is dead set on a condo and I HATE the idea. It’s like we would be living in a glorified apartment; it just does not appeal to me. I want a home; a single-family dwelling where I will not be bothered by the noises and other nuisances of  a condo or town-home. I don’t want to hear other people doing whatever they do in their condo/townhome.

Nick gets annoyed.

I get annoyed.

Silence ensues.

Nick wants an explanation as to why I don’t want to live in a condo.

I tell him. And because it is a perfectly reasonable and justified explanation, life continues normally until the next time this stupid conflict of interest comes around.

And it will, believe me.

Anyway, we ate out on Saturday because I was not in the mood to cook, nor did I have any great plans of preparing something after countless hours in the car. But I knew I was going to have to cook something this weekend – it had been several days since my last prepared meal and I was feeling guilty.

So last night we had breakfast for dinner, which was a HUGE HIT! I’m serious. There is no denying the beauty and simplicity in the big flavors that breakfast offers. So I figured, what better way to end a good weekend than with a good breakfast?!

Brilliant. I thought so, too!

I noticed these brilliant little Bacon-Pancake Sticks on Chicagoist and HAD to give them a try.

We died and went to foodie heaven last night; I know that to be true. These things are AMAZING! Oh and they are easy to make, too.

Nutritional Information
Servings: 8
Calories: 108.75
Fat: 7.3 g
Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
Fiber: .25 g
Protein: 3.8 g
Points+: 3

Here is what you will need

  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked
  • 1 ½ cup pancake mix
  • 3 tablespoons oil*
  • 1 egg* 

Directions:

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the pancake batter. Mine included the 3 tablespoons oil and egg listed above; along with the pancake mix itself.
  • Allow to sit.
  • On a hot and slightly greased griddle, cook the bacon. Remove to a paper towel and allow the grease to come off. 

  • Remove the bacon grease from the griddle. Then, depending on the space you have, add a few pieces of bacon at a time and pour a small portion of the pancake mix over the each slice of bacon. Make sure the bacon is fully covered {don’t skimp, but don’t go overboard, either!}

  • Now cook like you would cook a normal pancake; flip each when the sides begin to bubble and then allow to cook for an additional couple of minutes

  • Remove and repeat with the remaining pieces of bacon.

We LOVED these. I love syrup, so I dumped syrup over my bacon pancake sticks and stuffed my face. It was pretty much the highlight of my night. They are SO easy to cook that your kids could definitely get involved – just watch them as they are using the griddle. We don’t want any burns!


I hope you give this a try. You will NOT regret it, I promise.

Until Next Time,

Happy Bacon- Pancakin’ 

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