So it’s a fun day today! One where you get to throw the diet aside and joyfully eat whatever the heck you want! This wonderful holiday was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy of wellcat.com. For our #DoodlewashDinner tonight, let’s be kids again and have some breakfast! I realize there’s bits of healthy fruit on my plate for today, but they are simply there to disguise the little stack of pancakes, syrup and ice cream scoop of butter that makes the whole thing truly magical. I love pancakes and waffles, so given the opportunity to choose anything, this is what came to mind first. I did lower the decadence a bit by not including whipped cream, and that would really send it over the top, so let’s just imagine it’s there as well.
Each weekend, Philippe and I eat pancakes for breakfast and watch cartoons. I realize this is not something adults normally do when there are no kids around to blame the behavior on, but we do it anyway. Granted, the cartoons are things like American Dad which isn’t exactly meant for children, so we can rest comfortably knowing we’re still adults if that mattered at all to us. It doesn’t. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a kid every once and awhile, regardless of your age.
The only real problem with pretending to be a child when it comes to food is that most of us have lost our childish metabolism. It seems horribly unfair that our metabolisms aren’t based on how young we feel. But age doesn’t stop me from playing the kid sometimes at least. I figure as long as you live life with a bit moderation, you can treat yourself to just about anything you want. Even pancakes for dinner.
You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month!
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M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Red, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Green Pale, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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