In the middle of almost every night the little feet hurry from her room. Still clutching on to her pink teddy, she tugs on the duvet and very sleepily says, “Mommy, I found you!” In the same way – still half asleep – I pull her up and snuggle her in between myself and her father. Sometimes – half asleep – I worry when she will learn to sleep in her bed all night … sometimes when I wake in the middle of the night I miss the warm little body wedged in. There will be a time in my life when no sleepy girl will ever say, “Mommy, I found you” in the middle of the night. There will be a time in my life when in the middle of the night I will be awake thinking about her and missing a part of me because perhaps she has moved away in a far away land to become herself, just like her Mommy did. Those nights will be hard, I realize that.
Saturdays are good days. Saturday is the day that the family sits down together for every meal of the day, starting with breakfast. It is the day of the week when the meaning of breakfast becomes more than just the first meal of the day. Breakfasts become less mundane. And most Saturdays I make pancakes. We love pancakes in our house.
- D’Anjou pears: 2
- Eggs: 2
- Flour: 1.5 cups
- Milk: 1.5 cups
- Sugar: 4 tbsp
- Unsalted butter: 3 tbsp, melted
- Baking Powder: 1.75 tbsp
- Salt: 1 tsp
- Greek Yogurt
- Rosemary Honey Syrup
- Whisk the eggs with the milk.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and the melted butter and mix, taking care not to over mix.
- Grate the peeled pears into the batter and stir to combine.
- Over medium heat add butter in your griddle and pour the batter by spoonfuls.
- Cook until bubbles appear on your pancakes and are golden on the bottom before flipping. Cook the other side for a few more minutes.
- Serve hot with thick greek yogurt and honey rosemary syrup.