There are many recipes, patterns, and a multitude of other things to make our homes cosy and welcoming. This is my cosy corner of good things to eat and other "creature comforts"; things just to make our families, and ourselves, feel good.
A pancake lunch with children is not complete without mickey mouse pancakes. I have learned to use a soup spoon to ladle the batter for these. Much better control over spatters. My youngest grandchild came today and when I handed her one cooled specially for her she took it , carefully folded it in half and solemnly took a bite out of both ears at once. She is seven months old and with her one little tooth managed to dispense of several pancakes. I sense approval there.
My nephew remembers his mother making dinosaur pancakes. If they became a bit misshapen in the pouring oh well. Who knows but there may have been a dinosaur that shape. A wise woman.