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.
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.