Parent Power: Have Your Kiddos Connect with History
Soccer season starts soon. I mean like real soon. In just a couple of Saturdays I will no longer be able to slide out of the bed a few hours past the school wake up time nor clean at my leisure to marathon episodes of Law and Order. Oh, no ma’am. In the blink of a Saturday eye I will be in the midst of a where are your shin guards, is your jersey clean, how many minutes until the game starts – oh my Gawd we have soccer games in the mornings again type of panic. Some Saturdays we can be out to the soccer field for two hours or more. Without fail, whoever isn’t playing a game at the time will inevitably cry hunger, starvation even. No matter the fact that they were able to scarf down something at the house. When the kiddos first started to play soccer I was at the mercy of the concession stand. Three years now as a soccer mom, I know better. To deflect the hunger cries I now have breakfast strategies. One of the kiddos new favorite on the go breakfasts are pancake sausage and bacon kabobs. They are great because they break up the breakfast sandwich monotony. And in between soccer games when hand sanitizer isn't enough for dirty soccer hands – my slightly OCD mama self loves the skewer as a means of germ prevention. [Mama Note: Save some time by making pancake batter and bacon skewers before you go to bed.]
Ingredients1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg 3 tablespoons melted butter 5 slices of turkey bacon 4 turkey breakfast sausages Skewers
Directions Pancake Batter
Make pancake batter of choice. For homemade pancake batter – dry ingredients first, then wet.
Directions Pancake Turkey Sausage Kabobs
Melt butter on griddle and pour one tablespoon of batter per mini pancake.
After making pancakes, cut in half, roll and place on skewer. Once breakfast turkey sausage is done, cut into fourths and alternate with pancakes on skewer.
Directions Pancake Turkey Bacon Kabobs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place turkey bacon on skewers.
Pour two tablespoons of pancake batter in pan or griddle per sausage pancake kabob.
Place turkey bacon skewers in middle of pancake batter with stick closest to the bottom edge of the batter.
Once pancake is partially done on one side, flip top portion of pancake over top portion of bacon skewer.
Once pancake is completely done flip on bacon side and let brown for a minute or two.