The kids wanted pancakes. I had lots (and lots and lots) of strawberries. Bakerella's Blog made my mouth water. But I loved my packaged pancake mix. Really love it. So much so that I would rather make my pancakes from an Anut Jemima box than from scratch. Not a Bisquick box though. Don't like those pancakes.
I follow the directions on the box and I add 1 tbs of vanilla. (I add vanilla to everything.) I also add 1/4 Cup of milk in addition to what they recommend. And 1 Tbs of sugar to the batch (for 25 pancakes). The result is light and airy pancake perfection. Topped off by fresh strawberries that had been maranating in Maple Syrup for a little while. Strawberry Maple goodness. That all disappeared!
I alway make extras that I freeze to have on hand for a later date. I find, for the kids, a perfect pancake size is created by using a small ice cream scoop filled with batter.
Strawberries and maple syrup... would be good with...