Dinner on the table by 5:30. Simple enough? Not quite.
There are nights that everything goes as planned and baby boy entertains himself easily enough so that I AM able to accomplish dinner for the 3 of us. But then of course there is the unexpected phone call, or the wet sheets that need to be changed, or the cranky tired baby that needs to be cuddled. It happens.
Dinner is upon us and there’s nothing cooking on the stove. Usually my husband and I can scrounge something together for ourselves but it usually isn’t the healthiest thing ever. Instead of scraping it all and heading out to a restaurant, I still try to give baby boy a healthy, well rounded meal, instead of the leftover chili cheese fries from my husband’s work lunch.
In my quest to find a good dinner food that I could freeze and easily warm up on the fly (mini meatballs work as a quick meal also), I came across a recipe for sweet potato and apple pancakes from Homemade Baby Food Recipes.
Sweet Potato/Apple Pancakes (a great dinner food!)
1.5 cup whole wheat flour
3 TBS oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 peeled, cored, cubed & slightly cooked Granny Smith apple (steam it in water for just a but until tender)
Stir the flour, oatmeal, wheat germ, baking powder and spices together in a bowl.
Stir the eggs, milk, potatoes, and apple together.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix.
Heat a skillet on the stove and spray with a non stick spray.
Pour the mixture onto the skillet in small dollops (pancake size).
Cook on each side until browned and cooked through.
To freeze put pancakes between layers of wax paper so that they don’t stick to each other. When ready to serve either thaw in the fridge or in the microwave. I will put a small amount of applesauce on top of the pancake to add a bit of moisture when serving.
This is such an easy food to pull out of the freezer on one of those hectic “have to be somewhere, two minutes ago” evenings! Enjoy!