When I watch cheesy hallmark movies (oh yes I do) Sunday mornings are relaxed. A mug of perfectly steamy hot coffee in one hand, a light enough to hold book in the other, and warm fluffy slippers on the toes.
Come to my house. We are a bunch of nut jobs.
Sunday is an effort to find the middle child’s belt or tie clip (the outfit isn’t the same without), pop the girl’s hair into something that we can only hope will be presentable by the time we are at church, and try convince my own hair to do what it needs to do. All this fun while making a breakfast we can eat and clean up before we dash out the house. We might get the outfits together, but it’s the hunt for matching shoes that is really where the party starts.
There’s coffee in that mix too, but it’s not what’s steamin’ by the time we need to get in the van.
We do the outfit planning thing. That helps. I had a pretty good solution for the hair challenge for a while- but that’s a different story. But sometimes Sunday mornings are still far from relaxed.
This isn’t how it should be. I realize that much.
Sunday probably shouldn’t be a mix of “hurry up”, “get going”, and other nags that I’m embarrassed to admit. We do believe Sunday is a day of rest from our daily work, and so I’ve being trying really hard to make that happen. Trying.
What’s really helped us out the most is a delicious breakfast. Say what?
Food may just be the answer to many of life’s little problemsthe bliss of this. com
The Breakfast Pancake Puff in particular.
It’s something that I can measure out on a Saturday evening, blend together and place in the fridge to be poured into a hot 9×13 dish on Sunday morning.
I have 30 minutes that we can get ready for the day, without needing to watch breakfast.
We are still a bit crazy. I don’t imagine our home will ever look anything like a cheesy hallmark movie, but at least it’s starting to look a bit more functional.
What about you?
Is Sunday about survival? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks to making mornings run a bit more smooth- I don’t imagine we are alone in the chaotic party.
Can I help you find a delicious Sunday lunch recipe? Our Wild Rice and Chicken soup is a favorite!
Looking for a new breakfast idea? Epicure has a meal solution pack for Huevos Rancheros. It’s an easy, savory Mexican flavored mix that uses tomatoes and beans…and eggs! It’s served on wraps with guacamole and salsa.
Breakfast Pancake Puff
This is the answer to Sunday morning breakfast. Easy to measure out the night before, and quick to prepare for the oven. Bake this puffy treat up while getting ready for the day.
- 1/2 cup butter See instructions
- 2 cups milk
- 5 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Icing sugar (for serving)
- Lemon juice (optional, for serving)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Add 1/2 cup of butter into 9×13 pan. Place this in the oven while the oven is preheating. Watch while oven heats- it should be melted and may be slightly browned, but should not burn.
In a blender, blend remaining ingredients for about 30 seconds
When oven is heated, pour batter on top of melted butter in 9×13 pan
Return to oven, bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and puffy.
Pancake will flatten slightly within a few minutes, but taste just as wonderful.
Serve with icing sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice