The past few weeks have been chilly, but beautifully sunny! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house, potluck style, with our families. This coming month I’ll be focusing on enjoying the holidays and taking a photography class on top of my usual routine, so things may be a bit quiet here on the blog. Enjoy the holiday season!
I usually eat a quick bowl of cereal during the weekday mornings, so weekend breakfasts are one of my favorite meals. This recipe for buttermilk pancakes has become a favorite of mine for a few reasons… the ingredients are simple, the batter is relatively quick to make, and the pancakes are scrumptious! I prefer mine with a light drizzle of maple syrup, but they are honestly tasty enough to be eaten plain without any topping at all which, to me, is the true test of a delectable pancake. :)
A few side notes:
~ I split the recipe in half for our family of four… I measure out 1 and 1/2 eggs by whisking two eggs in a bowl and pouring 3/4 of it into the batter.
~ If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, here are some ideas for substitutes.
~ If you prefer to use a pancake mix, I highly recommend this one.
What happened to the month of October?!? Work and family activities are keeping my plate full/overflowing and the weeks are flying by. Here are some snapshots of what I’ve been up to:
We finally bought new bookcases for our home office to replace the fake particle board ones from our medical student days. These bookcases were an easy pick as I am slightly obsessed with reclaimed wood. The shelves are still empty as I haven’t found time to organize and set them up yet, but at least they are pretty to look at!
We went to an apple festival and these beautiful llamas were on display. The girls tried to feed them straw, but they weren’t hungry.
Cute pumpkin-like squashes.
Easy side dish- Potatoes and asparagus, generously drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper, and dry onion soup mix. Roast at 425 degrees until desired tenderness.
We went to a Disney On Ice princess ice skating show… such a treat to watch as I love ice skating and musicals. This Ursula the sea witch costume was my favorite.
Date night dinner with my husband at Ringside Steakhouse. I hadn’t eaten filet mignon in years and devoured this six ounce piece in minutes!
Pretty posies at a newly discovered shop called The Meadow.
We went on a weekend getaway to Great Wolf Lodge. This huge tarantula was hanging from the ceiling of the lobby… it was made entirely of balloons!
The girls really enjoyed the water park at Great Wolf Lodge and in the evening they changed into their costumes to enjoy the Halloween festivities!
Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!