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4th of July Feast!  How to eat like our Founding Fathers

4th of July Feast! How to eat like our Founding Fathers

Every year on the 4th of July we honor our nation’s independence by donning red, white and blue, spending time with friends and family, and firing up the grill. But while we like to eat hamburgers and ribs, our Founding Fathers shared a very different spread back in 1776.  Here are a few of our Founding Fathers’ favorite foods, and how you can incorporate them into your modern day 4th of July!

Cornmeal Hoecakes, similar to a modern pancake

Cornmeal Hoecakes: A staple food of the early colonial days, cornmeal hoecakes, similar to a pancake, were found on almost every table.  Also, did you know that George Washington wore dentures and thus preferred soft foods?  Cornmeal hoecakes were one of his favorites! At the Original Pancake House in Denver, we have a whole assortment of pancakes that would surely please our first President!

 

Cherries: We’ve all heard the myth about George Washington and the cherry tree. Did you know that both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington had cherry orchards on their farms?  If you want to incorporate cherries into your 4th of July, be sure to try our Cherry Kijafa Crepes!

 

Oysters: Since many of our Founding Fathers lived near the coast, seafood was almost always part of their daily menu. Oysters were a particular favorite food and Martha Washington included several recipes for oysters in her First Lady’s cookbook.

 

Apples: A staple part of the colonial harvest, apples appear in many early American recipes. Abigail Adams, John Adams wife, tended their farm and crops while he was busy creating a new nation. She often made apple pandowdy, a sort of cobbler, with their fresh apple harvest. If you are in the mood to eat like President Adams, you won’t want to miss our oven baked Apple Pancake!

 

Whatever you eat this 4th of July, we hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends!  And from everyone at the Original Pancake House in Denver, we wish you a happy birthday, America!

Quick and Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Quick and Healthy Summer Breakfasts

At The Original Pancake House in Denver, we often associate summer with relaxed mornings and leisurely summer breakfasts.  In reality, some summer days are quite rushed, scooting the kids off to camp, or getting up early to hit the trails before it gets too hot.  For those days, we have collected a few of our… Continue Reading

Berries are Back!

Berries are Back!

At the Original Pancake House in Denver, we love the beginning of summer.  Long summer days, leisurely morning breakfasts, and the return of fresh berries make us smile this time of year. There is nothing quite so delectable as perfectly ripe and sweet fresh seasonal berries topping your favorite pancakes, waffles, french toast and crepes!… Continue Reading

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

To all the graduating high school seniors in Denver, we say, congratulations and well-done!  You’ve worked hard over the past four years to reach this momentous occasion and now you are off to great things!  Graduation is such a special time, enjoy the celebrations and summer ahead. Hopefully you’ll have time for a few leisurely… Continue Reading

A Topping for Every Pancake

A Topping for Every Pancake

If you want pancakes for breakfast in Denver, look no further than the Original Pancake House! We are proud to say that we make the most perfect, golden brown pancakes you’ll ever have.  If you are a purist, we will always have our classic buttermilk pancakes topped with whipped butter and served with our warm… Continue Reading

Sweet Treats for Easter

Sweet Treats for Easter

With Easter coming up this weekend, most families in Denver are planning their annual traditions.  For some, it is church, followed by brunch in Denver with the whole family. For others, the holiday starts at the crack of dawn with an egg hunt and easter baskets and brunch at home.  Whatever your tradition, everyone wants… Continue Reading

What is an Irish Breakfast?

What is an Irish Breakfast?

St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Saturday and we’re excited to celebrate this delicious (and lucky!) food holiday at The Original Pancake House in Denver.  In Ireland they say “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper” which means we should all start the day with a large cooked… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month

Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month

The month of February is marked by several great food holidays including “National Chocolate Month,” “National Grapefruit Month,” and “National Cherry Month.”  We of course will try to celebrate all these delicious occasions, but for us, the most important February holiday is “National Hot Breakfast Month.”  At The Original Pancake House in Denver we believe… Continue Reading

Olympic Breakfasts

Olympic Breakfasts

We salute all the amazing athletes who are competing in the Winter Olympics this month in PyeongChang, South Korea.  These athletes work so hard to stay at the top of their game and give their best performance during the Winter Games, we are sure they must start every day with a solid breakfast.  We did… Continue Reading

 

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