Good morning!!! It’s not too often that I’ll make something for a Sunday morning. There is usually very little time for me to do so, but G–Man has been requesting pancakes lately. I’m not a morning person…you don’t say! As if anyone here has missed the memo on that lol!! Sunday mornings I’m doing good just to get up and get ready for church. So G–Man asked me, why don’t you make breakfasts on Sunday morning? Apparently he had heard from another boy in his Sunday School class that his mom woke up early every Sunday to make waffles for them. In my head I thought well that’s great for them (note, I can be very sarcastic and a lot of the time I don’t voice it because it can be mean or rude…I don’t mean to be that way it is a knee jerk response though). I told him that I’m not a morning person to begin with, it’s not easy for me to get up before the crack of dawn. His solution of course, go to bed sooner and get up earlier. Oh sweet child of mine!
If only it worked that way! Instead I made a compromise, I told him that Saturdays could be the mornings that I make a special breakfast and any leftovers can be had for the next day! He agreed and I get to sleep in an additional hour now on Sunday mornings. I know that probably doesn’t paint me in a very good light, his childhood is fleeting I get this, he’s 10 going on 25 and knows everything. I should be more willing to get up before the sun and make those memories with him but honestly I just can’t do it. I’m lucky most nights if I can even get to bed before 4am. The hardcore truth is that my insomnia is getting worse and it is taking its toll on me. No matter how hard I try or how exhausted I feel, when I get into bed my brain will not for the life of me shut off. I’m thinking about everything I need to do, things I should have done but forgot about, projects I’d like to accomplish before the month/year is out(btw, there are 9 Fridays till Christmas as of today). Throughout the day my mind is like sludge but at night it comes alive and won’t turn off. I’ve lived up the the night owl name for quite some time but I would like to get some sleep and what little I get I’m not too eager to relinquish so quickly.
Everyone thinks they have to keep up with the Joneses, well folks I am a Jones(no seriously, that’s my maiden name) and I’m moving at snail speed through thick peanut butter, feel free to pass on by 😉 I’ll most likely hold ya up. In the end, I don’t let what others are doing get me down. We all living our own lives, creating our own memories with our families. We can’t all be the same! But you have to do what is best for your crew(family). After explaining this to G–Man he’s content to let me have what little precious sleep I can get and enjoy what memories we can make. Besides, I’ve never been one to do what everyone else is doing. I’m a go against the flow kind of gal 😉
In honor of G–Man and our Saturday brunch together, here’s a recipe that we made. Hope you enjoy!
Sausage Pancake Patties
(Basic Buttermilk Pancake recipe can be found HERE)
8–10 sausage patties
1 recipe for Basic Buttermilk Pancakes
Fry up the sausage patties and place on paper towels to drain. Don’t throw out the sausage grease, but add a little vegetable oil to it and reduce the burner temp to medium to get the oil heated. Follow the recipe for the buttermilk pancakes. Dip each sausage patty in the batter. It will be thick, you might be tempted to stir it till it’s runny. Please don’t do that, you want the batter to be foamy, this is what will give you the lighter pancake. Just carefully coat the sausage patties in the batter and place in the hot oil. Fry till they are golden brown and place on a paper towel lined plate. Serve with your favorite syrup, fruit compote and morning beverage!
We. Loved. This! If you have leftover batter, which I had enough to make a couple of pancakes, just cook it up on a hot griddle and freeze once cooled. Makes for a nice breakfast the next day! Pop it in the toaster oven and enjoy with butter, syrup or jam.
Have a blessed Saturday!!