I’ve mentioned before that we were going on a quick road trip in mid July. The Imaginative One had a camp in Kent, Ohio. Then he was going to go to another camp in Michigan. Hubby and I decided to drive him from one camp to the other camp.
It was a lazy Saturday. The boys had gone from place to place the day before so I told them they could sleep in. The first one up was the Imaginative One. So I asked him what he wanted for breakfast – waffles or pancakes. He decided waffles sounded delicious.
Almost 2 years ago, we went to Walt Disney World. Hubby got us reservations for Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary so that we could met Mickey and the gang.
It was there that I discovered the breakfast pizza. Delicious! I’ve found recipes for the pizza but hadn’t tried to make the pizza until tonight.
This is an easy recipe so that’s a win for me.
My plate from Chef Mickey’s
Disclaimer: I don’t know Paul. He attended the same church my grandma did back in 1994 but that’s all I know.
In 2007, my grandma fell and broke her leg. Since she had to go live in a nursing home, we had to clear out her house. That was a somber and tedious task. I ended inheriting some of her cookbooks. One was from the church she was a member of. I ended up putting the cookbooks in her the bench I also inherited from her. When I finally did pull the cookbook out, I was pleasantly surprised. On some of the pages were notes about the contributors of the cookbook. It was so nice to see her handwriting once again.
This summer I once again pursued the book and found this recipe for pancakes. I made them for Imaginative One’s 12th birthday. (When did he get so old??) They loved the pancakes.
When I made the recipe again, Wee One ate 8 of the pancakes. I think he approved of the recipe. He also told me how good they were. Onto the delicious recipe:
World Famous Pancakes
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 c. all purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 2 lrg. eggs
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 2 c. whole milk
- Heat up the griddle to 400 degrees or medium high heat.
- Grease the griddle with vegetable oil or butter.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and sugar together in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil, and milk until well blended.
- Add liquids to the dry ingredients. Mix until creamy with little lumps.
- Ladle the batter onto the griddle using a ladle or 1/4 c. measuring cup.
- Cook until bubbles form and edges look dry.
- Flip and cook for a minute more.
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My absolute favorite breakfast besides granola and yogurt is sausage gravy and biscuits. Sometimes I treat myself to an order of them at our local farmer’s market.
Since I was on winter/Christmas break and life was back to normal or almost normal, I decided I needed to make some for Hubby and my lunch. The Wee One and the Imaginative One won’t touch the gravy with a ten foot pole.
So if you are looking for a delicious lazy Saturday type of breakfast, this recipe is for you.
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 pound of bulk sausage
- 1/2 c. flour (I used whole white wheat)
- 4 c. milk or 2 c. milk and 2 c. half and half
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- black pepper and seasoning salt (or white salt) to taste
- Brown crumbled up sausage in a skillet on med. heat. Don’t drain the grease off.
- Add the flour and stir until all of the sausage is coated with flour.
- Cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add the milk and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet.
- Turn the heat up to high and allow the mixture to boil. (Keep an eye on the mixture.)
- After it boils, turn the heat down to med. low and allow to cook for 5 more minutes or until the gravy is thickened.
- Enjoy over biscuits! Some biscuit recipes from my blog are 7-up biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, or buttermilk biscuits revisited.
My two love French toast cooked by Moi instead of from the freezer section. The Imaginative One gets a headache with store bought French toast/sticks.
French toast is simple to make and you can try a variety of different breads. I usually use sandwich bread or if I want to make sticks I’ll use Texas toast bread because it’s thicker. When I made it on Saturday, I used ciabatta bread for Hubby, Imaginative One, and myself. I used sandwich bread for the Wee One because he likes me to cut them into strips.
BTW: Did you know ciabatta is Italian for slipper?
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 large egg for every 2 pieces of French toast
- 1 – 2 Tbsp. milk for every 2 pieces of French toast
- 1 tsp cinnamon for every two pieces of French toast
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract for every two pieces of French toast
- toppings: maple syrup, butter, fruit, powder sugar
- Warm up a flat griddle pan (my favorite) or skillet over med. heat.
- In a flat wide pan, whisk together egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- Using a fork or tongs, dip your bread into the egg mixture making sure to cover both sides. (You may need to let it drip a little bit to get rid of excess egg before transferring it to your pan.)
- spray your griddle pan or skillet with cooking spray.
- Transfer it to skillet or griddle pan.
- Allow it to cook until golden brown on both sides (3 to 4 minutes on the first side and 1 to 2 minutes on the second side.)
- Transfer to a plate.
- Enjoy with whatever toppings you like!