Guest Post: Jody from The Hobby Room

Hi there Glimpse Insiders!  My name is Jody and I am the blogger behind the hobby room, which, if you have visited before, you know is a craft, food, and DIY blog.  If you haven’t visited before, come on over, you’ll have a great time.  I am a stay-at-home mom and have learned that I can take best care of my family if I carve some “me-time” out of the day, so I indulge in hobbies.  Lots of hobbies.  And wonderfully, amazingly, my boys and husband are very supportive of this.

I am thrilled to be guest posting for Allison today, especially because she’s got such a good reason to be taking time off.  Have you seen such a precious baby girl?  

I wanted to do a recipe for you all today, something delicious and easy that is perfect for breakfast, and works pretty well for dinner, too.

I’m not even going to ask if you ever have those nights when everyone was starving five minutes ago and you don’t know what to cook for dinner.  I don’t know anyone that doesn’t apply to.  As much as I love to cook, I really don’t plan ahead well, so this is something I face A LOT.  If you’re tired of cold cereal or chicken nuggets being the answer to that question, read on, I’m here to help.

I have been told my more than one friend that my parents are food snobs which meant growing up that food was made from scratch from fresh ingredients and we didn’t have processed food in the house.  Oh, how I longed for a box of Kraft Dinner and some Twinkies.   So on “what do we have for dinner?” night there were no chicken nuggets to pull out of the freezer, my mom always made dutch babies.  We called them, fittingly, big pancakes.  I don’t know if we ever had big pancakes more than a handful of times for breakfast, I remember eating them almost exclusively for dinner, which probably isn’t what happened in reality, but isn’t it funny how we remember things?

It’s just been recently, faced with a surfeit of eggs, that I found the recipe again and started making big pancakes for dinner at our house.  We really like to do breakfast for dinner from time to time, so this has fit in perfectly and the boys (and the Mister, let’s be honest) are one hundred percent behind eating anything with berries and whipped cream.  I keep unusual things stocked in the house all the time, like whipping cream, so I have all the ingredients to make big pancakes on any given day.  If you don’t consume high-fat dairy on a regular basis at your house, then you’ll have to plan ahead and get some.  Or try this: top with whole thing with berry preserves and powdered sugar.  Yum.

What it boils down to: this is a quick and easy breakfast/dinner that looks stunning and it’s almost a guarantee you have all the ingredients for the pancake and a delicious topping.  Throw some crispy bacon on the side and you have all the elements of a perfect meal.

If you click on the recipe image above, you’ll be taken to a download page where you can get an easier-to-print copy of the recipe.  Enjoy and I would love to hear from you if you make it and how you liked it.

Allison, thank you again for letting me share with your readers today!  And thank you readers for being so welcoming to me and all the other “maternity leave” bloggers.  I hope you’ll get a chance to stop by the hobby room sometime and say “hi!”

Mmmmm… yummy! 
Thanks for sharing Jody!! 🙂


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  • Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers
    June 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Oh my gosh I made Dutch Babies ALLL the time growing up! I've never met anyone else that calls them that. Must be a Seattle thing 🙂

  • Laura Beth Gunter
    June 15, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I've not heard of these before, but I'm glad you've remedied that! They look delicious :o) I'll have to try them out soon.