LegoLand 2011 Star Wars MiniLand Timelapse Build

Talk about knowing your audience…. LEGO freaks no doubt love other geeky things… like StarWars! I can’t wait to take my mini-Darth and mini-Clonetrooper to Legoland CA when this installation opens at the end of March.

(Finally I feel like have the “boy” equivalent to Disney’s princess hoopla. I plan to take both kids clad in their Halloween costumes, also wearing their Star Wars StrideRite shoes. Truly, this family is firmly entrenched in The Dark Side.)

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In honor of National Pancake Day… #Starwars pancakes

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I made these Star Wars pancakes for my kids awhile back… the pancake molds are from Williams-Sonoma (they have a whole line of Star Wars stuff).

My favorite pancake recipe doesn’t make the best batter for these molds (too runny) but my kids love the results – I like it too because they aren’t as carbolicious as traditional pancakes.

I make the pancakes every weekend… and double the recipe because the boys (age 3 and 5) actually eat the entire single batch and leave none for me!

Cottage Cheese Pancakes (from the book “Feed Me I’m Yours“) 
1 c. cottage cheese 
3 eggs 
2 T. melted butter 
2 T. flour 
Optional: dash of cinnamon, ground flax seeds, 1/2 t. vanilla extract

I throw all the ingredients into my Blendtec or food processor. When you cook the pancakes on a hot griddle, make them smaller then usual. They turn out more like crepes versus fluffy, heavy pancakes. Serve dusted with powdered sugar or with pure maple syrup.

Enjoy!