Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Morning Sprinkles

Ah, how good it feels to be back.  To be sitting in the ol' comfy chair and stretching out the fingers over the keys in response to my random thoughs.  I have missed writing.  Let's face it, it has been a long time.  And then it got so long that I thought "Oh, it will be akward to write now" and so I let more time go by (talk about akward!).  Anyway, akward or not, I am back and resolved to write more.  I guess somewhere in my thinking is the thought that my blog has to be "something"  I blame this on the fact that I visit many blogs (usually via pinterest) and know that there are amazing blogs that show awesome things to do with your kids, or wonderful blogs showing mouthwatering recipes, or terrific blogs sharing great diy projects and ideas.  So...I was wondering, what is mine?  Well....mine is simply mine.  I may babble about my kiddos and something we are doing.  I might share my adventures (and misadventures) in the kitchen, and I might even talk about some project going on.  My blog is simply going to be my life.  It is varied, it is random, and it is sometimes chaotic and crazy.  That all being said, I am back.  So, what is the first thing I feel compelled to share?  Sprinkles!!  Sprinkles for a Saturday morning!!  If you don't know me, you should know this -- I love pancakes!!!  This love, has easily transferred to my children who often request the circles of yumminess themselves.  My girlies all-time favorite (and probally most requested) is my banana chocolate chip pancakes.  It's funny, I started making these to "sneak in" something good and nutritious (bananas) in my girlie's pancakes (and it worked -- I mean, it REALLY worked).  Anyway, it is not uncommon for me to hear the cries of "we want pancakes" on a Saturday morning.  And, it is not uncommon for me to do so.  I love the laid back feeling on a Saturday morning of not having to rush anywhere and being able to make something yummy that they all really like and really eat (It doesn't hurt that I usually double the recipe and then we have yummy breakfasts that can easily be warmed up throughout the week to come when things are not so laid back).  So, this morning, was not unlike other Saturday mornings.  I got up and soon the kiddos were asking for breakfast -- more specifically pancakes.  And, I don't know how it happened, but it did -- I did not have chocolate chips!!!  What's a mommy to do?!!  Well, being the mommy and being the pancake lover that I am I recalled that I have pinned several different pancake recipes on that one site (yea, you all know the one) and scrolled through my recipes until I found the perfect one.  What is the next best thing to chocolate chips?  Sprinkles!!!  Introducing...Cake Batter Pancakes.......
If you are wondering, they were a hit!  I will not even tell you how many my middle child ate!  I think they will be made again, maybe for a birthday morning!
In case you would like the recipe, and because I like to give credit where credit is due, the recipe can be found here at:
Enjoy!!!  And in case you are wondering what a mommy does after making such a yummy sugary breakfast for her kids...Excercise!  Yes, you  read correctly!  I followed my conscience downstairs and did my excercise dvd.  See, I'm trying! 
Thanks for reading my ramblings today.  I hope you check in another day and see what is going on then!  Later!