We’re in kind of a weird spot right now. I feel a big rush to simultaneously get ready for school and take advantage of what’s left of summer. Just in case you’re feeling the same, in between all the back-to-school stuff, I’ll be peppering in a few final summer fun posts too. Today I thought I’d share two special treats we indulged in during our recent trip to the lake.
Have you heard of ebelskivers? They’re these light and airy pancake pockets filled with anything you like. A little more special than your standard pancake, these are the perfect treat for vacation (or maybe the first day of school)!
The first thing you’ll need is an ebleskiver pan
and either some pre-made mix
(what we used) or a cookbook like this one
. Once you have your mix you just plop in some batter, add your filling, and layer more batter on top. Our pan came with some nifty little tools to for turning these guys but you can also use a spoon.
When all done they look like this…
…and the kids gobble them up like this.
Along with trying out something new, we also indulged in a classic – s’mores. The fire pit right by the water was the perfect place.
I don’t have any tips for making the world’s best s’mores but I did want to show you guys these awesome Adirondack chairs. Aren’t the colors fun? They were a gift from my father-in-law to my mother-in-law and they’re super bright and cheerful. I love that they come in both adult and kiddo sizes.
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