Friday, December 5, 2008

It's my birthday - I get breakfast in bed

After nearly 28 years of marriage, three kids and 72 cumulative years of parenting, we have come out the other side and remembered why we liked one another so damned much in the first place. We have also taken a vow to never eat another fish stick nor another serving of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

In honor of my 24th consecutive 23rd birthday, I got breakfast in bed. Let's just say that I am not the only person in this house who can cook.


Vanilla-pear pancakes and turkey sausage!

Dice a fresh pear into approximately 1/2" cubes
Make a bastardized version of a compote from the pear by tossing in a medium hot skillet with a tablespoon of butter and toss for a couple of minutes. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of vanilla and two tablespoons of brown sugar.
Cook down for a couple of minutes.
Remove from heat.

Mix up enough pancake mix to make 6-8 pancakes, stir in the pear mixture, and make pancakes per the usual way. Serve with butter and maple syrup, and sausage links. We don't do pork in this house, so turkey - or Morningstar Farms vegetarian links - it is.

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