Morning, friends! I hope you all had lovely weekends. If you’re interested in playing a bit of catch-up:
I can hardly believe Monday has already come around again. This time of year goes at lightning speed. it makes sense, considering the many activities that fill the holiday season.
We had our first holiday party this weekend, in fact. A mother-daughter ornament exchange that my friend hosted for all the girls.
The party had so many cute and creative touches. Like crafting a penguin magnet and decorating cookies.
I seriously wish I had an eye for arts and crafts things. The extent of my “crafty mommy” abilities goes to pulling out the coloring book. At least Makenzie gets her fix at friends’ houses.
While I get my fix of girl time…and my friend Angie’s party food.
She is without a doubt the “hostess with the mostest”. Does anyone else use that saying? Or is it just from my mom? Oh, well.
My good friend Angie always delivers with delicious things to nibble on no matter the celebration. This particular event featured a delicious white bean dip with crackers, a salty Chex mix, two little mushroom puff things (technical term), a mini apple pie (oh good!), and a mini mint brownie. Plus quite a few more of the pretzel kisses. Those things are so addicting! It was all a great time.
That picture only reminds me that we have yet to put up our own tree. The cute owl ornament Makenzie received at the exchange has yet to find a nesting spot in our house. Must. Decorate. SOON!
I also must watch Elf soon. It saddens me that I have yet to experience it this holiday season.
That scene never gets old. Anyone else with me?
Besides holiday parties (and watching my Dawgs eat LSU’s dust in the 2nd half of the SEC Championship game), we had some other special moments. Sunday morning we actually woke up early enough to not rush around getting ready for church. That meant only one thing – Sunday morning pancakes!
Peter whipped up our tried and true recipe for pancakes. The are a little denser than standard varieties, but I actually prefer them that way. They don’t leave me wanting to gnaw my arm halfway through church service.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
- 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.25 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter (or oil or applesauce)
- 1 egg
- any additional add-ins
Add the flour through salt to a large mixing bowl and stir together. Whisk the wet ingredients – milk, butter, and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined. Fold in any mix-ins. Pour batter onto a griddle into evenly sized pancakes. Cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side.
I had mine topped with pumpkin sweetened with a touch of vanilla stevia drops and some melted White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter. Delish!
And it’s only better when enjoyed together for a chill family morning.
Don’t you just love Braedon’s “FEED ME!!!!!” face? Cute to look at, but not too cute to listen to as he grunts and screams his way through the preparation of breakfast every morning. He brings a new level of meaning to “hangry”. Kid loves to eat. He even claps every time I mention food.
So, there was my weekend. Let’s get cracking on another week. Make it a good one.
Have you been doing lots of holiday activities? Dense or airy pancakes?