Lazy Saturdays and Blueberry Pancakes

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I’m a little late getting something up on the blog this morning afternoon.  I very rarely get the time (or inclination) to sleep in – or at least not on a day where I can actually do it so I’ve been a bit lazy today.  Lazy Saturdays and blueberry pancakes are the best.  It seems like lately (i.e. the last 15 years or so) I’m always either traveling on the weekends or I’m home and working through a massive to-do list on weekend mornings.

Dan over at Points with a Crew apparently was NOT sleeping in this morning.  (I’m thinking that having six kids might have something to do with that…)  We did an interview earlier this week which he posted this morning.  Hop over to his blog if you are interested in learning a little bit about me.  (And friends who travel with kiddos… Dan has all kinds of cool ideas of how to take your family on cool vacations without spending a ton!)

Today I didn’t have my first appointment until 2:30 and I travel next week so I had no pressing errands to run.  I finally got up when I realized I wasn’t going to fall back asleep so I got up and hit the kitchen to make my blueberry pancakes.

Blueberry pancakes (gluten-free) with bourbon maple syrup.

Blueberry pancakes (gluten-free) with bourbon maple syrup.

I love making pancakes but haven’t done much of it since discovering my wheat intolerance.  I’ve decided to check out gluten-free mixes to see if I can find one I like – this one made light and fluffy pancakes.

Gluten-free baking and pancake mix from Pamela's.

Gluten-free baking and pancake mix from Pamela’s.

The key to getting blueberry pancakes to hold together is to pour the pancakes first and then as the bubbles start slowing on the front side to press the blueberries in.

Blueberry pancakes - adding the blueberries.

Blueberry pancakes – adding the blueberries.

And then flipped - beautiful pancakes!

And then flipped – beautiful pancakes!

This same pancake trick works with other add-ins too – bananas, strawberries, chocolate chips, bacon – its a great way to spice up weekend pancakes.  It’s also a fun way to let kids help with making breakfast if you have them… they can even create their own designs.  (Just be sure and watch them near a hot griddle!)

I’ll spend the rest of the day trying to get a few personal upkeep things taken care of and making a list of household things that need attention (a light fixture that’s not lighting up all the bulbs, some touch up paint) as well as working through laundry and packing for next week’s travels.

About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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  1. Yes, even accounting for the 1 hour time difference between us, I was up quite early and yes, it was due to the kids 😛

    Actually someone was picking me up to go somewhere at 8:45 a.m. so I would have been up early anyways, but….

    My wife likes to talk about being a kid and her and her brother waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and how they were SO quiet so as to not wake up their parents. And now we wonder, were they really as quiet as they thought they were? Or did their parents just have a better way to ignore them… 🙂

    • I feel like I was pretty quiet as a kid. I’d go downstairs and have whatever junk cereal that I was only allowed to eat on the weekends and watch cartoons. I think the television was better back in our day….

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