Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Morning Breakfast

I love lazy Sunday mornings.

Today I was up before anybody else, enjoyed my first cup of coffee and just stood at the window watching a squirrel and a scrub jay on my deck. The squirrel was hacking away on the moose antler that resides out there, then she jumped up on the railing, eating the very last peanut - and you could see that the jay didn't like that at all, oh no! The squirrel hopped over to the birdbath, standing on her hind legs while sipping some water - and the jay ran over and picked into her bushy tail! He was so mad!!!

It was after 10:30 that we finally set down for our breakfast outside.

We had Swedish pancakes, a treat in my family. This is something that reminds me of my childhood so very much, although we never had them for breakfast but for lunch! My mom used to make a huge pile of them, but there were never enough because all of us loved them so much and devoured them in no time at all.

Here's the recipe, it's super easy:

3 large eggs
1 c half & half or milk, divided
1 c all-purpose flour
6 TB melted butter
1/2 tsp salt (I usually take less than that)

In a bowl beat eggs and 1/2 c half & half (milk) for about two minutes. Add flour and beat until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 c half & half, melted butter, and salt.
Preheat a nonstick griddle or skillet over med-high heat. Lightly spray or brush with vegetable oil. Pour 1 TB (I take more...) batter onto griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, about 1 minute. Turn and cook until golden on the other side, about 1 minute longer. Reduce heat, if necessary, to keep them from getting too brown.


In our family, each of us loves to eat the pancake his or her own way. The Geek mixes sugar with cinnamon and puts a generous amount on the pancake (and then rolls it up, as all of us do). Kaefer loves to spread it with apple sauce and some cinnamon. And I?

Only this:

What's your special treat on a Sunday morning?


Marcie said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect breakfast - YUM!! And - thanks for the recipe. I've never had swedish pancakes!!!

Anonymous said...

What are you cooking next Sunday? I'll be ready at 10:30!
Love, ROXY's Walker

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks so nice! I love Nutella! ☺

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Carola-thanks for the breakfast! I usually have a cup of coffee and 2 Ryveeta wholegrains:( but I LOVE the wholegrain pancakes at IHOP! THank you so much for your insightful comments on my blog post the other day...Yes, when I first started writing my blog I had so many fears of writers block. It is very difficult to write all the time...while being authentic and relevant and interesting and...But I loved the insights you shared and don't worry so much about English not being your first are doing great; I never would of guessed. I know what you mean though about not understanding certain things/nuances etc. English is my first language and it's still difficult writing all the time!! So my hats off to you. I love all the summer pics in your preceding posts-the baby clothing hanging up to dry (on the beach) and the Golden Gate (?) bridge in fog are faves! Hope you had a great weekend. Tim left today-we had a wonderful week together but it flew by. At least he will be home every weekend now!

patty said...

Well, now I just realized that I worked right through lunch - these look amazing!! I want to try them and you have made that possible - thank you!!

Unknown said...

yum yum. love pancakes but never make them. i like the cound of this recipe.
i'm a nutella fan too.

Adriana said...

OOhh Love Nutella!!
I grew up with Nutella back when I was a child in Italy. My children later grew up with Nutella in Australia and still love it to the moon and back!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've never made pancakes.

My earliest memories are of waking up Sundays at my Grandma's house & snuggling in bed while listening to her cook a big country breakfast. It was my favorite time of the week those lazy Sundays with Grandma. I hope I can create such wonderful memories for my daughter.

Carola Bartz said...

Such beautiful memories, Mee. I think the "grandparents memories" often belong to the best. I have wonderful memories especially of my grandpa who unfortunately passed away when I was 8.