Three Cheers for the Red, White AND Blue

Yesterday I substituted in first grade.
As we pulled out our Scholastic Newspapers
with cover photos of
Obama & McCain
some of the kids started chanting:
“Obama! Obama!”
I shut them down immediately
Not because I don’t agree
{maybe I do, maybe I don’t}
Not because I was worried about a class
full of unruly 7-year-olds
But because this year
My vote is for being American.
I told those kids
{and as we changed to this subject
a sweet spirit of truth entered the room}
that come Wednesday morning
it doesn’t matter who wins the election.
What matters is that
we’re all American.
And as American’s we must
Unite.
Stand together.
Stand Strong.
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And tonight, our family will
celebrate that very thing
with this lovely stack of

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
Raspberry & Blueberry
GriddleCakes

with Vanilla-Lemon Syrup

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For The Pancakes,
mix the following ingredients together in a bowl
1 c. flour
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Juice & zest of 1 orange
1/2 tsp. salt
A Sprinkle of Cinnamon
A Smackle of Ground Ginger
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. olive oil
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Split batter into two bowls. In one bowl add 1/2 c. fresh, canned, or frozen blueberries. In the other bowl add 1/2 c. fresh, canned, or frozen raspberries. Add a touch of milk, if needed to make both batters pourable consistency. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, flip & serve.
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For the Vanilla-Lemon Syrup
put the following into a small saucepan
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
Juice & Zest of 1 lemon
Bring to a boil. Allow to boil, while stirring for 1 minute.
Serve over pancakes.
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U.S.A! U.S.A!
Happy, Happy Election Day.
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6 Responses to “Three Cheers for the Red, White AND Blue”

  1. 1

    Lisa on November 4, 2008 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Very nice pancakes! Happy election day!

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    A Bite of Country Cupcakes on November 5, 2008 at 1:18 am Reply

    Oh My oh my what a gorgeous blog you haVe here!!!
    Love it!

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    Abounader Photography on November 5, 2008 at 6:53 am Reply

    Oh Mah Gawd this sounds delicious!! I have a giganta sweet tooth that I’m attempting to gain control of after halloween… this isn’t helping but I’m glad I came by anyway :-)

  4. 4

    Queenie Jeannie on November 5, 2008 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Why am I sooooo hungry now???

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    Jenny on November 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm Reply

    What fun patriotic pancakes! Love your post. I had to laugh at my son, he told me the school had a kid election and that he voted for Obama because he liked his hair better than Mcains. We were cracking up!

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    Julia on February 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm Reply

    Those look sooo great. And the little smiley faces are fantastic!!

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