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    I absolutely fell in love with these Ruldolph pancakes. They’re a real hit with kids and adults, too. The thing with pancakes is that they’re not only for breakfast. They’re great for brunch, lunch and dinner. A friend of mine was watching her grandchildren one afternoon. It was snowing outside. Her daughter and son-in-law were doing their Christmas shopping . . . she watched the clock approaching the dinner hour. The children were getting hungry. She decided to make these great Ruldolph pancakes for the kids. By the time they were ready, her daughter and son-in-law arrived. She thought she’d make regular pancakes for them . . . wrong, they wanted Ruldolph pancakes! Even Grandpa wanted what the kids were eating.

    Now, for the recipe, there are many techniques people use to create designs for their pancakes. It’s all about control and getting the right thickness. The condiment squeeze bottles seem to work nicely for this. Also a measuring cup with a pouring spout.

    1.  Prepare the bacon of your choice either on the stove or in the microwave.
    2. Prepare your favorite pancake mix.
    3. In the pan make an elongated oval shape for the face.
    4. Make the oval ear shapes at the top.
    5. Cook to a nice golden color.
    6. Get it out of the pan, carefully and put it on a plate.
    7. You can either continue the process over and over again to have lots of these delicious pancakes or go to Step 8 to decorate Rudolph.
    8. You’re now ready to make Ruldolph come alive by adding a cherry for the nose, cut a large marshmallow in half for the eyes with a chocolate chip placed towards the bottom . . . You may be able to use banana slices for the “whites of the eyes” . . . then set the bacon antlers in place on top of the head between the ears.

    It’s always fun to see the reaction of the “kids” when they’re brought to the table.

    I know these are Rudolph, but you may have the other reindeer, too, with Whopper candies for the nose. And, instead of the cherry you could use a strawberry or red grape. 

    Have fun with these and come up with your own variations.