Breakfast is usually not a big deal at our house. It's often conquered with a few bananas and some yogurt, oatmeal or cereal. But sometimes it's not so easy. Sometimes, there are pancakes. Pancakes themselves are not difficult to make, but I hate getting out the griddle and then cleaning the griddle afterward (or the next day if I'm feeling especially resentful toward the blasted thing). And once there have been pancakes, there is always leftover batter.
For a long time I didn't know what to do with the leftover batter until one day, a little light went off in my obviously tiny brain. And this is my WFMW tip: These days, I cook that leftover batter. Once the unneeded pancakes have cooled, I place sheets of wax or parchment paper between them, pop them in a ziploc bag and put them in the freezer. Next time the wee one wants pancakes for breakfast and I don't have the time or the will to make them, I pull a few out of the freezer and heat them up in the microwave. This leaves me with no annoying griddle to clean, no wasted batter when pancakes are made, no outrageously priced boxed frozen pancakes (with who-knows-what in them), and best of all, one uber-happy two-year-old. And that DEFINITELY works for me.