In a burst of inspiration one night while trying to fall asleep, I decided that our Saturdays needed to change. Normally we just kind of hang around or we go out and do something fun. But I wanted to put a little more structure into the day. I wanted to focus a little more on some family time.
So I thought on something special that we can do together that we don’t do any other day. Something simple that we can make a priority as things get busier and the kids get older. Something that we can start NOW and just do when they are older.
I landed on special breakfasts.
Breakfasts that we all eat together. Breakfasts that are hot, home cooked, and tasty.
Why breakfasts? Butterfly never eats breakfast at home unless it’s on the weekend. You see, everyone at her school gets free breakfast. The joy of being a very poor school. Last year, it was a special thing for her to eat breakfast at home before school. Last week, I made the boys cinnamon toast for breakfast and she begged me for a slice. She said, “I miss breakfasts at home sometimes.”
Oh. Let’s start having those more!
Last Saturday, we had our first breakfast at home. It was early, because Juice has decided (that same week) that he wanted to go play soccer with a bunch of guys from our church on Saturday mornings as well. But it was good and nice to have everyone together!
Saturday Morning Puffy Pancakes
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
Put in a 9×13 inch baking dish into the oven with the stick of butter while the oven is cold. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, while the pan is in the oven.
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs until frothy. Add milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk for at least 5 minutes or until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the pan with the (now) melted butter.
Bake the pancake for 20-25 minutes, or until it puffs up and turns golden. Serve immediately.
Lemon juice and powdered sugar
Butterfly was thrilled to have a good breakfast for BREAKFAST. See, we have breakfast for dinner lots of times, but this was nice for actual breakfast.
Stay tuned for next week’s edition!
PS- No pictures because they ate it all before I thought of it. Oops!