Vince may be feeling a little left out with all my excitement about Christmas this year. I do not feel bad about going to Missouri. I’ve never had one Christmas, one Thanksgiving or one Easter with Addie. I’ve been there for one birthday. I told Vince that when he was working, it wasn’t easy for him to get away, especially during the holidays and I felt like my place was here with him but once he retired, he’s free to do what he wants, go when and where he wants. He did not want to go to MO so, he’s staying and I’m going but I think as he sees all the excitement and fun things and hears Nicole and me talking and giggling and planning, he’s starting to wish he had planned to go. He could still go but when I ask him to go, he says “maybe next year” so . . maybe next year!
He’s been grumbling a bit about wanting Grinch pancakes since I’ve been talking about making them for Addie so this morning was the day for Grinch pancakes for Vince.
Of course, it’s simply pancake batter with green food coloring.
First, I whipped the cream, stuck it in the fridge. Just as I started to make cream cheese icing, his doctor’s office called to see if he could be there in about an hour and 20 minutes. I was saying “I can’t get this all done in an hour!” but he was sure I could. I did but I needed to run over to the shop and get my decorating tips, which thankfully are not in the same box as the cookie molds! I ended up using a plastic bag for the whipped cream and snipping the end off it so that wasn’t pretty.
I told Nicole I’ll bring the supplies, I’ll make the pancakes and she can do the decorating. That comes under “fiddly” in my book and I do not like doing fiddly stuff. I made the top pancakes and let them cool before adding the icing. Then I made the rest of the pancakes and stuck the top, already decorated pancake on the pile.
Anyway . . we had Grinch pancakes for breakfast so hopefully Vince doesn’t feel like he missed out on that part of the celebrating. It’s funny because he’s not much of an icing fan so he scraped off all the icing and whipped cream. Tell me again why he wanted Grinch pancakes! 🙂
you are what you eat they say.lol
Valerie Zagami says
Those are excellent and would make anyone’s day happy!!
Dar in NC says
Awww, you’re a good wife! The pancakes look great and I’m sure Vince appreciated the decorating effort even if he scraped it off, lol. I agree he’s feeling a little left out and just wanted to be included. I hope you leave him a little something special to open on Christmas, even if it’s just a note. I’d suggest wax for the mushrooms but he’s got that pretty well covered. ;-D
Hey, maybe when you two start your minimizing/organizing efforts, you will find your cookie molds!
Now I have to make Grinch pancakes for my grandson, but NOT my husband!
I kind of feel Vince’s feeling left out of the Christmas cheer that you’ll be having in Mo. I often feel left out when my husband happens to get to stop in on my step kid’s celebrations. I always feel as though I’m forgotten about when he does the spur of the moment visits since it’s me that remembers all the birthdays, anniversaries etc. But I always have to remind myself that I am “the wicked step Mom” even though I remember to send the gifts, money and cards. I’ve even started to refer myself as The Wicked Step Mom or just WSM as the signature on the cards and gifts. But I sure try to let them all know that I love them ALL as my OWN! They are all my babies no matter what!!!
I don’t think it has to be perfectly BHG in order to be the best tasting thing ever! Maybe next year.
Nelle Coursey says
That is so funny. Maybe he didn’t get things like this when he was a kid or maybe they didn’t celebrate Christmas too much. He could be envious of Addie and how much fun you are having. I bet he goes next year for sure!!
Nelle Coursey says
Tell Vince that the Runaway Train is “giving away” Frito pies on Christmas day to anyone who wants them. From 12 to 3. I know he likes bargains and you can’t get better than FREE!!