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Pancake lovers this is your day!  To get a stack this high you might have to start flipping pancakes early in the day.











Fat Tuesday is the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday which is the first day of the Christian season of Lent.  Fat Tuesday is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) which is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period


Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
Source: Dakota Kelly one from her favorite family recipes.
Serves 4-6


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.       

Tall stack or short stack cook them up on this pretend stove.

Happy FAT Tuesday whether you are a pancake lover or not.

Once upon a time there was a little old woman and a little old man. The little old woman thought she’d make a gingerbread man. She rolled out the dough, and cut out the shape, and she put raisins for his eyes, and peppermints for his teeth, and put icing on his head for the hair. Then she put him in the oven, and when it smelled good, she opened up the door to take a peek and out jumped the gingerbread man.

Today’s Recipe for Fun is Gingerbread Crayons.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Start by removing all the paper from the crayons and chop them into small bits. Fill your mould with the crayon pieces and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until wax is melted. You can add more bits of crayon through the melting process so the moulds are completely full. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Then push out the crayons and they are ready to use.  Caution, don’t let them get away until you are ready to surprise some special kids.

“Run, run, as fast as you can,

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!”

This Recipe for Fun is from Torie Jayne.

How to disguise Gingerbread Men. Turn them upside down and look at the cute Reindeer cookies.

For a change of pace, how about baking up some Nijabread Men?

These Nijabread Men cookie cutters have been a hot item this season. Can you see them also as a Recipe for Fun?

A beautiful crisp sunny day in Minneapolis and the fun and games continue. Last night some vandals had their own style of fun and games. Remember the pumpkins punctuating the purple planters? Shauna arrived this morning to find those pumpkins smashed all over the parking lot. Stephanie, bless her heart, somehow managed to pick up the pumpkin pieces and rearranged them back in the purple planters, almost as good as new. They now look like slightly leaning backward pumpkins sitting the the purple planters. Nicely salvaged, but we will see how long they survive.

First off today, we will start giving away tickets to the Zuhrah Shrine Circus and will continue for the rest of the week. When you stop by the store just tell us if you would like a ticket.

Things do slow down on Sunday afternoons here at Totally Kids when the Vikings are playing. Lisa, our customer care manager never misses going to a home game. Devon must have worn her winning jersey, sat in her favorite chair, or was it something to do with how her two Boxers behave that is crucial for the Vikes to win? This week they won, thanks Devon and dogs.

Daddy’s a Packers fan and we know Mommy’s a Vikings fan, just look at her face.  Who   is Baby O rooting for, Seahawks? Come on Betsy, let’s get him 0n board. Good job with the Vikings garb. Skol Vikings!

Learn how to make a Bat Puppet.