Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Pancake Pantry

A trip to Nashville just isn't complete without a visit to The Pancake Pantry.  It is located just down the road from Belmont, and is most definitely a Nashville tradition!  If you ever take a trip to Nashville ... make sure you hit this local place ... you won't regret it!
My rule for this special  meal ... there are no rules!  I let the children choose whatever they wanted.  Martin chose pancakes with chocolate chips and powdered sugar.

Rosalie had regular pancakes and an omelet with green peppers and cheese.  (we shared our meal)
Jonathan chose a burger with chips.  (I guess he didn't get the memo about how good their pancakes are!)  It was pouring down rain outside ... and we had to walk quite a ways to get inside the restaurant.  I must have looked quite the sight corralling 4 children around the streets of Nashville to get to the Pancake Pantry. (in the pouring rain)  All four of them were beautifully behaved, super flexible, and happy to walk through the pouring rain to eat at this fun place!  I am so thankful for how well the children did on this trip for me.  I spoke to several people about making the 560 mile trip - by myself - with the children.  Most people that I spoke to had major reservations ... (as did I ... and it was important to hear those reservations to think through it properly).  One of my friends, though, didn't hesitate to say ...YES, YOU NEED TO DO THIS.  You will be fine, your children will amaze you.  You CAN DO THIS!  Wow, I needed to hear someone say that!  The other thing I needed to hear was from my husband.  I needed to hear him say, "I want you to make this trip, because I know how important it is to you."  I didn't tell him I needed to hear that, but incredibly enough, he said it to me.  It was exactly what I needed to hear!  My children were fine, and they did amaze me.  

1 comment:

  1. What a fun restaurant!!! Glad you made the trip and that they were great!