Month of the FlapJack

Lower East Side, New York City, Pancakes
photo: Clinton St. Baking Co.

photo: Clinton St. Baking Co.

Once in a while, I’ll have breakfast for dinner. And I know I’m not alone, out there! Usually when I do have what I call a “late breakfast” it’s something fast like bacon and eggs. If its anything hearty like waffles, its usually packaged, and honestly, it’s usually because I’m feeling too lazy to cook so I turn to something simple. I love pancakes, but have never found any packaged version of it that is satisfying.

When I was younger, my idea of going out for a great meal was when the family went to IHOP. It didn’t happen too often so on those rare occasions it was a real treat. I looked forward to my favorite thing on the menu, which I ordered every time, pigs-in-a-blanket. Pancakes wrapped around sausage links topped with whipped cream! The saltiness from the sausage and the sweetness from the pancake and syrup; it has my mouth watering, as I think about it. Pancakes have always been my breakfast comfort food, with french toast coming in a close second.