Anyone who knows me also knows I’m a big fan of a proper breakfast. No, cold cereal is not a proper breakfast. I almost always make what most people would consider a “Sunday” breakfast. I usually plan it out the day before or if I didn’t, I lay in bed awhile in the morning just thinking about what to have. Yum, yum! Today I had one of my favorites….sourdough pancakes. When I was a kid, my Sunday school teacher at Novi Methodist Church, Maxine Gillett would always bring a Thing of Beauty. It could be just a pretty apple or some leaves or flowers, but we learned that there’s beauty in all kinds of everyday things. Even pancakes. Look at that, if that isn’t a Thing of Beauty, I don’t know what is. I’ll bet Maxine would agree.
I’m really GOOD at sourdough pancakes. Gingerbread are my favorite, with cherry-cheese pancakes a close second. And blackberry or raspberry, chocolate chip, or just plain banana nut. I always put 1/3 of a ripe banana in my pancakes, no matter what the end flavor’s going to be, because it makes them really tender. Here’s my morning pancake after being all dressed up with butter, cherry preserves and real maple syrup. Oh yeah.
Another favorite breakfast is Everything Eggs. It’s a skillet scramble of whatever you want, but I usually use shredded potatoes, eggs, sausage, ham, green & red peppers and onions with melted cheese on top. Mmmmm, I’m having that tomorrow!
I’ve been putting off telling you about this, but I’ve lost my brother. I know I put him out on the air conditioner to catch some fresh air at the state park last weekend, and I don’t recall seeing him since then! I can’t help thinking that perhaps one of the neighbor kids saw him and spirited him away. Well he sure is having more adventures in death than he did in life! RIP Dennis. And for those who wanted me to take their ashes with me on my travels, you might want to re-think that idea.