Thursday, February 9, 2012

Breakfast in Bed

Average folks probably get breakfast in bed on their birthday and Valentines Day; if they're lucky.  However, breakfast in bed is a much more regular occurrence when the Weage princesses return home.  We have special trays that until last year had unicorns and fairies on them.  And usually we move from our separate bedrooms into our parents' room so we can watch TV and socialize while eating.  It would be just as easy to relocate down to the kitchen table instead of Mom and Dad's bed, but that is beside the point.

To the rare reader who possesses a Y chromosome, let me help you out a little.  Surprise your wife with breakfast of these whole wheat yogurt and blueberry pancakes this weekend.  Yes, this weekend, before Valentine's Day.  And while we're at it, a single flower on the tray is a nice touch.  So is cleaning the kitchen after you make breakfast.  And opening car doors, winking and smiling from across a crowded room, notes left on the bathroom mirror, annnnnnnnnnd I digress.

To the single ladies, make these for yourself this weekend instead of lamenting spending another Valentine's Day alone.  Buy yourself a single long stem red rose and be thankful for this season of being in full control of your schedule and the remote control!
Whole Wheat Yogurt and Blueberry Pancakes (adapted from Annie's Eats)
Serves 2

1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
heaping 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
heaping 1/4 cup all purpose flour
small handful oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon grapefruit zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup blueberries

Mix dry ingredients together.
Beat in butter, egg, yogurt, zest, and vanilla.
Fold in blueberries.
Heat skillet on medium.
Melt small pat of butter in pan and pour about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake.
Flip pancake after bubbles rise to the surface.
Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream, or powdered sugar.

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