February 11, 2014

EVERYDAY MOMENTS: BLUEBERRY PANCAKES.

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When I wrote that fictional post about sugar therapy, I was sort of writing from personal thoughts and experiences. Not so much the break-up part, but rather, the cooking part. Cooking really is my therapy.

There's something about making something out of nothing that continues to surprise me. If I was being spiritual, I would probably note that it's like God making us, making the world out of nothing. But that truly bewilders me so I'll save that for another post and another day (creation really is amazing, though, right?).

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But I digress. What I love about cooking is how a little measuring, pouring, stirring, and a little heat (of the oven or stove variety) makes something beautiful and (hopefully) very delicious.

It's powerful and empowering, if you think about it. And while I wish I had these same opinions and thoughts every time I cooked (trust me, there are times when I don't want to and am thankful for a mom who cooks for me!), I still find myself stopping and savoring the beauty of cooking.

It's amazing and another moment I don't want to forget.

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This past Sunday, with church cancelled because of chilly weather, we had a lazy morning. A lazy weekend, really. I like cooking breakfast on the weekends because it's a chance to slow down, give my mom a break from cooking, and just enjoy each other's company. Cooking breakfast for the family is a treat and something I cannot wait to do with my own future family. But for now, I'll practice my cooking and recipes on my hungry family who never fails to compliment my cooking--no matter what I cook them.

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This week's recipe was blueberry oatmeal pancakes. A little Greek Yogurt, some oats and flour, and a few other equally important ingredients whisked together. A heaping couple cups of defrosted summer blueberries, melted butter in the pan and the sizzle of the batter hitting the pan. The smell of fresh pancakes.

Yep, these are the everyday moments I want to remember.

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So tell me, do you love cooking and/or baking? What's your favorite recipe? If you interested in the blueberry oatmeal pancake recipe, here it is--it's truly scrumptious and one I will definitely make in the near future.

p.s. The Circle is tomorrow--are you as excited as I am about it?

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  1. Love this post! Little moments are the best.

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    1. Thanks, girl! I have really fallen in love with everyday little moments and the huge lessons you learn from them. I'm so glad to hear you love the little moments in life, too! :)

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  2. these look so good! i may have to try them :)

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    1. Yes, you really should! I love the combination of the oats, the Greek Yogurt, and the blueberries. I'm definitely making them again!

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  3. Oh my goodness, blueberry pancakes are my favorite. They remind me of my childhood!
    So excited about the circle!

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    1. I loooove blueberry pancakes, too. I don't actually get to eat pancakes all that often, but I always love the nostalgia that's associated with them. Definitely a childhood favorite, too!

      And hooray! I'm super pumped about The Circle, too. :)

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  4. :-) I love seeing glimpses into people's every day lives!

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    1. Everyday lives are THE best and I love getting a better glimpse into the person's life and their everyday routines, too. It really gets a better picture of the blogger/person, that's for sure!

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  5. my. mouth. is. watering.
    LOOKS DELICIOUS!
    can't wait to try these suckers out!

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    1. Haha, you should! They really are amazing and the perfect weekend breakfast. Plus, they've got oats and some Greek Yogurt and blueberries, so that makes for a semi-healthier meal, right? :)

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  6. Now I really, really want pancakes! Ha ha.

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    1. You should! Seriously, these were a-mazing. :)

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  7. Blueberry pancakes are my favourite! These look crazy delicious!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Lauren! Blueberry pancakes are some of my favorite, too! And these pancakes are really crazy delicious so I highly suggest trying them out! :)

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