We celebrated the fourth of July with a pancake breakfast. When the kids were little we attended so many charitable breakfasts! In a fit of nostalgia we recreated our own pancake breakfast. The Joy of Cooking recipe makes a scrumptious pancake. They are good enough to eat without toppings but what fun is that? Avril paints a trail of cherry jam in the middle of her cake and then rolls it jelly roll style before consuming. I prefer a big old wodge of butter and pancake syrup. Call it independence from the diet day!