It is nearly that time of year again. Plastic Free July is creeping up ever so quickly and with just over a month to go, preparations are being made for this year's challenge.
As part of a local event, Baby Mouse has been getting herself sorted to present a cooking demonstration of pikelets. She was telling me how at school she was talking about making homemade pancakes for breakfast and how one boy had told her how easy it is. "All you do is add water and shake!" I think she let out a little shudder. That's my girl!
She is following a really easy recipe and has had a few practise runs at getting the mix just right and perfecting the cooking time. The recipe is based on the Jamie One-Cup recipe that we use all the time around here but she has added a little bit of sugar along with some vanilla.
I know that the milk is in plastic but that is a whole other dilemma
As a bit of background research, we have been looking at (not buying) the shaker style pancakes/pikelets and the premade versions. I always find reading the ingredients amusing
- Shaker pancakes. (Scroll down the page to the ingredients link)
- Premade pikelets. Should the first ingredient we water? At my local supermarket these are were on special at $3.49 this week. That's nearly 44c each.
There are so many ways of reducing our use of plastic and often it just involves a little rethinking. I would love for you to share any great tip that might inspire others to join the challenge.