Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happiness on a Saturday Morn

I have been waiting for this Saturday for a long, long time.

Today, for the first time in I can't remember when, there is absolutely NOTHING written on the calendar.

Nada. Zilch. Zero. Not. A. Single. Thing.

I envisioned myself sleeping until noon and then watching hallmark channel movies all day long.

My inner alarm went off at 6:30am, so I got up and had some quiet time with God while sitting in the backyard. I love the stillness of the morning but lately have been overlooking to do list is always a mile long and I feel the need to hit the ground running.

The thing is...when I do hit the ground running I feel like I never catch my breath, I think because I never took a deep breath to begin with.

And then I decided to make breakfast for my men-folk. I always laugh at the power of smell...apples and butter and cinnamon this time around and how even the sleepiest of boys can be roused from their beds. Also sweet...the fact that they have a dad who loves saturday morning cartoons more than they do.

While there are no activities to rush to today, there are jewelry orders to work on and papers to file and a floor that is so dirty that I want to wear flip flops IN the house. A bathroom or two could probably use a freshening up and the laundry...well, the laundry has taken over.

But in reality, all that stuff is on the 'soft' won't matter if it carries over to tomorrow...right?
(all these pictures were taken on my iPhone...kinda fun!)

German Apple Pancake

2 apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 C butter
2 T sugar
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
1 C flour
1 C milk
1/2 C sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

*Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter in a large oven proof skillet. Add apples, 2 T sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining ingredients. Batter will be slightly lumpy and that's ok. Pour batter over hot apples and place the pan in the hot oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 375 and bake for 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven, turn out onto a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar (or syrup). Serve warm.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the video-recipe! Don't even have an oven or stove here, can you believe it? (just an electric 'hot plate' & small microwave) But when I'm back in my own kitchen this summer, I'm going to try that!


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