Friday, February 3, 2012

Morning Matters

I make sure that my boys eat breakfast every day before school. Toast with pb&j and a banana. Oatmeal with chocolate chips and pecans. Scrambled eggs with buttered toast and jam.  Easy but healthy is what I am going for. So on weekend mornings, it is nice to fix something a little more special.
The whole wheat pancake recipe I use was given to me by my friend, Renee. Handwritten in a recipe book she gave me years ago.  Strawberries and bananas with powdered sugar on the side.
After breakfast, I spent time rolling my yarn into balls.  I find it makes crocheting much easier.
Another day at home, my favorite place to be.  

You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so where you do not know what was in the  morning paper ... a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are, and what you might be ... At first you may find nothing's happening ... But if you have a sacred place and use it, take of advantage of it, something will happen.  (Joseph Campbell)

I hope you have a fabulous Friday!

23 comments:

Linda said...

That looks great and what a good Mom you are. :) I'm not so good, lol, seriously - None of us eat breakfast at our house, never have, except on the occasional weekend. I'm not even home when Sarah is up and getting ready for school - long gone to work.

I should post what we had for DINNER the other night though (a yummy, rich breakfast item). Sometiems we do breakfast foods at dinnertime.

Hope you're enjoying a great weekend. Mine is just about to begin in just a few short hours and it will be a very quiet house for sure.

Linda

Candylei said...

That is super that you make mealtimes special and healthy. I am going to learn how to crochet. I see so many cute things that are crocheted!!

Pearlin J said...

the pancakes look yum! please share the recipe

nanny said...

I love pancakes....those look so good.

Great quote....Need to print and frame that one!

Have a great weekend.

Judi said...

You continue to be amazing, inspiring and a kind spirit!

Stella said...

The pancakes look delicious. We try to eat breakfast before we go to work but it is usually just Cheerios. Have a good weekend.

Jan said...

Feeding the boys breakfast sparked a past memory of our son and Pop Tarts. Long story short, we found ALL of them in the truck of his car one day. There had to have been 6 dozen! He took a pkg on his way out the door each morning and instead of eating them, threw them into the trunk. :(

I like the yarn balls....they are happy and waiting to have to play with them!

Have a great weekend yourself!

Jan

crafty cat corner said...

Those pancakes look scrummy, have you posted the recipe at any time?

My workroom is at the top of the house, it is basic with painted floorboards, shelves, my computer and all my craft needs. It is my escape hatch. Mr.T knows that I like to be on my own up there and so doesn't bother me. Lovely.....
He's usually down stairs doing a bit of reading or crochet.

What is powderes sugar, never heard of it?

Briony
x

rosarod said...

Hey, that looks nice photos, very apetesibles. It is always an advantage to have recipes available, I love the pancakes at breakfast with fruit, are divine! Today I am cleaning my sewing room and believe me, is a great therapy! hugs, Rose Marie

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY.......I WAS THE SAME WAY WHEN MY KIDS WERE YOUNGER......ALWAYS MADE SURE THEY HAD A GOOD BREAKFAST..
I TRULY BELIEVE IT REALLY STARTS THEIR DAY MUCH BETTER.....LOVE YOUR YARN COLORS TOO.....BEEN VERY BUSY LATELY....MUST MAKE TIME TO DO MY BLOG.....HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND. RIZZI

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Looks so good! The yarn colours are delivious as well, lol!

Stop over and enter your name into my giveaway!

Sue
xo

Astri said...

Breakfast...the most important meal of the day an you are making it so healthy and good for your family.

Love those yarn balls. I wish they came that way in the first place but then again I would miss the soothing activity of creating them. Have a good weekend, Tammy.

La Tea Dah said...

I think I should come eat breakfast at your house! Even the "school day" breakfasts sound fabulous! Yummy!

Those beautiful colored yarns are enough to cheer everyone up! I have a basket of yarn by my chair for these winter evenings. They aren't as colorful as yours, but they keep my hands busy doing something useful after a busy day. It's crisp, cold, and frosty here!

Becky~ said...

I love whole wheat anything.I eat it in pasta, bread, macaroni.Its so good for you.I never eat white flour.

Happy weekend to you tammy!

Sam I Am...... said...

Thanks for the recipe, I do whole wheat everything. I just clicked on the recipe book in your picture and it came up large enough that I could see it and copy it. Also, love the quote. My ex used to think I was crazy because I needed my alone time well....I'm all alone now and love it and no more having to "explain myself".
The yarn looks delectable!!!! Such pretty colors...what are you going to make?
I always fixed my kids things from scratch too, we never did fast food and we had our own garden. Now, they have their own families and feed them junk food...where did I go wrong? LOL!

Kathleen said...

We love pancakes at our house too. I must remember to serve fruit with them instead of just plain old maple syrup.

I've just ordered some yarn over the internet and am going to join you in your crochet obsession just as soon as I learn how!

Serena Lewis said...

I always made sure the kids ate breakfast before school and my now-adult children are still in the habit of a daily breakfast. However, Aaron is a whole other story. From around 11 years old, he refused breakfast and I couldn't force him if I tried. He may sometimes eat breakfast but that's usually on weekends.

Your pancakes look delicious! I don't always eat breakfast myself but, occasionally, I do enjoy poached or scrambled eggs on toast or a bowl of cornflakes. We have porridge in winter. YUM! Aaron does love his porridge in winter so at least he eats breakfast then.

I'm about due to roll some new balls of wool too. I'm been busy working away on a granny stripe throw blanket.

I LOVE that Joseph Campbell quote!

Have a beautiful weekend ~ xo

A Cottage Muse said...

Tammy you inspired me this week to make a beef stew, I used my Dad's recipe ~ and surprised my family! Now I would love pancakes in the morning!

Love the colors on the yarn!!

Mereknits said...

Tammy, when are we all invited to breakfast because that looks very yummy. I love to roll my yarn into balls, I have a ball winder but I really don't use it much, rolling it by hand lets me get to know the yarn a little better.
Happy Weekend!
Meredith

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You are a good Mom. I used to make mine breakfast then when they were teens, I was lucky if they ate a bowl of cereal. I enlarged the recipe and am going to try it for Hubby. He loves pancakes and waffles too. I would love that bowl of strawberries and bananas.
Liked the quote. My swing on the patio at our old house was my place. Haven't really found one here yet.
Have a great weekend with your family.

Fruitful Fusion said...

The pancakes look great (so do the yarn balls!) I like the fruity idea. Definitely better than just syrup!

Melissa said...

Mmmmmmm....so when are you having me over for breakfast...sounds perfect for the chilly days that we've been having.

vicki said...

Hi Tammy- the pancakes look totally fab---
I could seriously enjoy those!

Oh how I love the photo of your yarn balls--- so colorful- cant wait to see your projects-

Enjoy your weekend-
Vicki

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