wookie - too true about both the husband's and the maple syrup. I like Grade B myself. I will try to accept whatever comes off the griddle, but I can't make any promises. My from-scratch pancakes are pretty good.
rommie - interesting idea...I may have to look into that if this venture is a complete failure.
mamawho - thanks for the link! I'll be looking into that for future reference.
MttM - I would love it if AG made those yeasted waffles. Bliss! My recipe, but not me standing over the waffle maker! Oh, one of these days I will get my wish.
hotmama - I haven't eaten Bisquick pancakes before...but if some of these prove too hard to find I'll be finding out soon!
I think you'll find bisquick is closer to "real" pancakes. I dislike how thin the just add water ones are.. See, I found the opposite... my bisquick ones were like hockey pucks, and my just add water ones were nice and fluffy. And my from scratch pancakes were dense and tasted like paste.
My house is apparently the anti-pancake universe, where everything you thought to be true about pancakes is in reverse!!! Mwha ha ha ha ha!
Do you really want pancakes? Does your family really need them? It sound like you should just say "hey honey I'm going to take today to lie in, if you could get the kids some cereal that would be great... or if you feel like it there is pancake mix in the cupboard."
Sleeping or reading in will keep you from going panckaepocalypse in the kitchen and the kids will be fed either way. Just a thought.
Also on Saturdays Mo (age 7) gets cereal for himself and Max while they watch Nick Jr. Then Sailor and I laze in bed until 9 or 10 and Sailor gets up with the kids while I nap for an hour or so. It makes for a great morning. And don't forget the morning nookie.