The kids always think this is a fun crazy thing to do.
Pancakes are always a huge hit.
The trick for me is to not only prepare the pancakes for dinner, but to also freeze some for breakfast mornings.
What you say...you can freeze them?
I make an ENTIRE box of pancakes, which takes right at 1 hour start to finish, with my large electric griddle.
Once everyone eats what they want for dinner and the extras have cooled, I put 3 pancakes per ziploc and freeze them.
When we are in a rush in the morning and Ms. AJ says, "I want pancakes."
I say, "No problem!" I grab a bag out and place it on a plate and cook a stack of 3 frozen pancakes for 1 minute.
They taste perfectly fresh and I save a ton of money.
photo from August 2009, AJ's pancakes and pj's party