Daktari Pancakes and Pajamas

October 24, 2011

Some of you are right back to work. But many of you are not due to school being out ( the more one pays for school the more days off they receive) or vacation time being cashed in. My oldest friend KC who will no longer let me call her that and now wants me to call her my dearest friend has the wish every January that all of her clothing was more like pajamas fitted with forgiving elastic around the waist and all her furniture more like a sumptuous bed so that she can lay around the house all day and enjoy breakfast in bed all day. Chocolate Chip Pancakes!!!!! I can appreciate this philosophy by eating, napping and reading something utterly sleepy to repeat as needed. “My life in Paris” by Julia Child has been released in paperback. If you feel compelled to do something anything to be productive, keep a notepad (not a laptop to create a checklist) by the bed and write down the things you are putting off today until tomorrow and don’t think about it again. Should the cell phone buzz, click , ring or the Black Eyed Peas or Fergi transmit any ring tone- you have my expressed permission to do as you please and not take the call. We’re not home either. Your world of hard work is good , but it will always be there waiting. Everyone deserves a skip day. For those of you who had to report to work on Thursday… see what you can do about Friday. No one is really in the mood right now anyway- we all want to continue doing a little less…just don’t blog about it.


If using a mix, find a complete mix that
only requires water to avoid missing any ingredient needed.
Follow the directions to make 1 ½- 2 cups of batter.
The batter can be divided in half to make twin types of pancakes.
Refrigerate the batter until ready to use.
Preheat the largest non stick pan available and lightly rub vegetable oil or use spray release.
Test making one smaller pancake before jumping in to the entire batter.


  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Griddle or Large Pan

    FROM SCRATCH “RECIPE”- you can use half this recipe (2 eggs)

16- 6 inch Pancakes
All purpose Flour -3 Cups
Baking Powder -3 Teaspoons
Sugar- ¼ Cup
Salt- 1 Teaspoon
Milk- 3 Cups
Chocolate Chips- 1 Cup


Sift the dry ingredients together
Mix the wet ingredients together
Stir the wet into the dry and allow to rest a few minutes
Add the chocolate chips- try to keep them out of your mouth as you add them. There should be some tiny lumps in the batter they will smooth out upon resting.

Dakatri is my slang for “doctoring” pancakes created from a mix

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