I love this time of year. The trees are starting to lose all their leaves. Hannah says they look naked. Lol. I can remember waiting in anticipation for the leaves to fall so we could pile them all up and jump in them. I think it”s the one chore that my parents didn’t have to beg me to do.
The smells really pull me in and make this such a lovely time of year. The leaves have almost a sweet smell depending on the year. As they age and start to dry I love to hear the crunch, crunch underneath my boots. Hannah is so much like me in what she likes. We talk about the trees and the colors, why the trees are losing their leaves. But most importantly I get to lose myself and be a kid again and introduce Hannah to falling into a big pile of leaves. I try and savor and commit to memory her smile and her laugh. I want these moments to last forever.
One of the ways I love to make memories with her is by cooking. She loves to help and I know it”s something she and I will remember for years to come. Our favorite item to make is pancakes. It”s become a tradition of ours over the years when the weather turns cold and the holidays begin to approach we want pancakes for breakfast or dinner for that matter lol.
Our go to pancake mix is Aunt Jemima. Consistently every time I get fluffy and delicious pancakes. I have strayed in the past, giving others a try but I have always been disappointed. So I want to pass that holiday tradition on to Hannah of getting up on Thanksgiving morning and before the craziness of cooking sets in take a few moments and enjoy so hot and delicious Aunt Jemima Pancakes with her.
One of our favorite thanksgiving items is all things pumpkin. So what better way to start off the day than with pumpkin cream cheese pancakes. With Aunt Jemima”s easy to follow instructions and ready to go batter this recipe in not only quick but utterly delicious. I mixed they dry Aunt Jemima mix with pumpkin and cream cheese and with a cup of water and a electric mixer I whizzed the batter together in seconds. Placing a skillet over medium heat I put a pat of butter in the pan and place a good sized pancake in the pan. These were absolutely delicious! Give Aunt Jemima a try and create and make your own holiday memories and creations.
- 2 cups of Aunt Jemima Pancake mix
- 1 cup of water
- 4 oz of cream cheese
- 1 cup of pumpkin
- Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, mix until combined.
- Pour desired amount into a skillet that has been heated over medium low heat with butter.
- Cook on first side until you see bubbles form across the top, then flip and cook until desired doneness.
- Add butter to pan each time additional pancakes are added.
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