I know it's lunch time now, but I'm just now sitting down to eat my breakfast. With the onset of above mentioned weather this morning I took the opportunity to "sleep in" until 7 a.m. (that's like noon in my book). Even then, I lounged around in bed, watching tv, catching up on emails, reading a weeks worth of blog posts from all the ones I follow and sipping some coffee. Throw in some snuggle time with my little ones who eventually woke up and it was turning out to be one fabulous morning. I honestly can't remember the last time I did something like this....it has probably been months! I didn't start milling around the house until after 9 a.m.
I then decided to make a nice homemade breakfast for the kids, plus the one extra we have spending the night. Again, not having anything specific on the calendar gave me a big opportunity to take the time to get this done. No hurry up, throw something together, eat, eat, eat and go. I was able to include the little ones who still think it's fun and cool to help mom in the kitchen.
If you want to stop over I have PLENTY to spare right now. If not, you can enjoy my homemade pancake recipe on your own. Seriously, it is THE BEST EVER! Find out for yourself.
~3 C. flour
~1 C. brown sugar
~4 tsp. of baking soda
~2 C. milk
~6 tbsp. of melted butter
Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and eggs. Stir until well mixed. Add and stir in melted butter. Cook as usual on griddle or stove top.
Note: the above recipe can make approx. 2 dozen pancakes and can barely feed my family of 8 without a crumb of leftovers. I typically double the recipe to comfortably have enough plus a small amount of leftovers.
I'm heading out in a little bit for a long run with my running partner Angela. Even though it's still very gloomy and wet outside, the actual rain has subdued for now. I've had a great start to my weekend. How about you?