Most of us can prepare a bowl of cold cereal like a champ. Some of us can avoid burning Pop Tarts well enough to avoid any guilty feelings about our hungry kids. Then there’s the guy who makes art out of pancakes.
Just like it was when I was growing up, pancakes are a special occasion breakfast food and the whole process is not to be taken lightly. You have to make sure there’s plenty of syrup and butter available the night before to avoid disappointment come breakfast time. Let’s just say there have been plenty of mornings where we were forced to experiment with honey instead of syrup and it’s never gone well. Pancake artistry would be celebrated and ridiculed around our house: celebrated for its beauty and then devoured immediately without so much as a second thought.