Pancakes at Midnight

9 years ago today I married my husband.

We had been dating for about 5 month's.

The shock of some of our family and friends cannot be expressed in words.

We were married by an old retired Justice of the Peace, he looked a bit like Yoda, on a very windy day on the side of a lake. 

Afterwards we went to lunch with the few people who were there and then we packed his bags to fly back to England the next day. 

With all excitement and then driving to the airport we didn't have dinner. Right next to our hotel was an IHOP and it was there, at midnight on our wedding day, we shared a stack of Chocolate Chip Pancakes. 

Chocolate Chip Pancakes: 

1 large egg
1 cup plain flour/all-purpose
3/4 cups milk
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil 
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Beat the egg with hand beater until fluffy, then add the remaining ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, until just combined and smooth. Grease with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray before heating up the griddle or skillet over a medium heat (sprinkle a few drops of water, if bubbles jump around, heat is just right). Cook pancakes until bubbly on top, puffed and dry around the edges; turn and sprinkle on a small handful of chocolate chips and cook until the other side is golden brown. 

Top with whatever you like and enjoy! 

notes: recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker's Red Cookbook. IHOP: International House of Pancakes. 


  1. Oh how romantic! I love reading this sort of mushy stuff =)

  2. Happy wedding anniversary, those pancakes sound like they were a great start to married life :)

    1. Thank you! It was an interesting time in our lives for sure!

  3. What is this strange phenomenon called "leftover chocolate"?!

    Congratulations on your anniversary... it's my tenth this summer although I'd known my husband for 8 years already so more of a shock to people we were getting married!

    1. Thank you! I love exchanging these types of stories, it seems to me when it comes to marriage someone somewhere will be shocked! ;0)


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