When my mother made pancakes, you knew it was a special occasion.
She'd pull out the heavy-duty stand mixer, separate the eggs and beat the whites until they were cloudlike, then fold them into a batter creamy with cottage cheese.
My pancakes aren't anything like hers.
For one thing, mine are easy, stirred by hand, with no stand mixer required. I don't even need a whisk. A fork can get the job done, so I can make them anytime.