Sunday Brunch + Pancake Recipe!

9.jpgWow, the past week has been so insanely busy! We’ve been working on school, we made strawberry jam and yogurt earlier last week, we have spot cleaned the house from top to bottom, had an essential oil team meeting, and we had a slumber party to celebrate our birthdays! We had a bunch of friends over and had a great time. Sadly, being so busy kinda made us fall off the face of the blogging world πŸ˜₯ So here we are! We had a fabulous brunch this Sunday and wanted to share it with you πŸ˜€

We had bacon (made by Chris), homemade arepas (made by Jp) and pancakes (made by Erica), served with orange juice. These are our favorite pancakes ever; so fluffy and yummy πŸ˜€ Sometimes we make a syrup from strawberry jam, or from brown sugar and bananas (that one’s Poppas favorite) and they are soooooo good! This recipe is enough to make a few pancakes for each person at our table (so 10 people). Here is what you need to make these pancakes:

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
10 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
9 tsp butter, melted
3 3/4 milk

Lets get started! First, put your butter in a bowl and set it in the microwave to melt to a liquid (we don’t own a microwave so we popped it in our toaster oven πŸ˜€ ). In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.1.jpgIn a separate bowl, mix together the milk and eggs. Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the milk egg mixture, along with the melted butter.Β 3.jpgWe use a Kitchenaid Mixer but you can use a whisk to mix the batter well. It will be very thick and slightly lumpy, but that’s normal.Β 4.jpgHeat up your griddle or stove to medium-high. Use a 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake to get them to the right size. 5678Cook up some bacon to go on the side, and you’re done! These are so yummy, and incredibly fluffy. Everyone always wants more, but they are usually too full to eat any extra!

What do you usually eat for breakfast on Sundays? Do you have any special traditions? Any tips for making pancakes? Let us know in the comments!


Experiment: Making Gummy Bears!

10.jpgOkay, so we kinda lied… Were actually making gummy Legos! A few years ago, Momma threw a lego-themed birthday party for Jp, and we made lego shaped crayons. Fast forward about 6 years and we still have the molds we used! They are so cute and super fun. Sometimes the little ones would use the molds to make lego ice cubes πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So today were making lego gummies out of gelatin!

1.jpgTo make these, you will need: 1/2 cup cold water, 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin, 1 packet of Β regular jello mix, a small pot and glass measuring cup for pouring, a whisk, and any molds you want to use. Lets get started!

34First, Olivia poured the water into the pot. We added the 2 tbsp of unflavored gelatin and started mixing. (Tip! The unflavored gelatin is the most important part! Without it, you would be making regular jello and it wouldn’t be firm enough to hold!) Move the pot to the stove, but DON’T TURN IT ON YET!

56Add the flavored jello and keep whisking. Turn the stove on to medium-low, grab a book or magazine, and sit tight! Keep mixing for 10-15 minutes, or until the powder is fully dissolved. It should be much smoother than when you first added the powders at about 10 minutes. Transfer the mix to your glass measuring cup.
Olivia: “We should open a candy shop! We could sell gummies and cookies and cupcakes and…”

78Oops!9.jpgPour the mixture into the molds until you have no more jello mix left. You want to pour very slowly; the mix goes a lot faster than you’d think! Olivia filled a few and kinda went overboard on one, but it was okay! Pop them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to let them set.
Olivia: “I just wanna eat themmmmmmmm!”
Erica: “But they aren’t finished yet.”
Olivia: “I know, but still!”

Once they’re cool, pop them out of the molds and you’re done! These are so easy to make, and the look so adorable that we almost did’nt want to eat them! (allllllllmost ;D )101112Olivia: “Could I throw it on the floor to see if it bounces like a bouncy ball? I bet it would…”13Everyone loved these! We have to buy more jello mix in different flavors so we have different colors too. We are so happy these turned out to be a success!

Olivia long after we finished: “Are you SURE I can’t see if its like a bouncy ball???”

Have you ever made gummies? How did they come out? Let us know in the comments!