Winston Churchill

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy February 29th!

What do you do with an extra day every four years?  The idea of getting an extra day is great - if only it could be a free day.  A day to hang out with family, have fun or relax, you get the idea.  Unfortunately, on leap year day, life goes on as usual - today I still had to go to work, do housework and all the usual stuff I do each day. 

But wouldn't it be nice to get a day free of your usual responsibilities each leap year?  A day to completely relax and have fun.  I guess I'm just missing some down time right now.  Work has been beyond busy and I've started training to run in a half marathon in June so needless to say, I don't have much free time. 

I'd really love a day off to read or watch some movies - old favorites and some I haven't seen yet, maybe do some shopping and browse online uninterrupted for a little while.  Wouldn't that be nice? Sigh!  I need a vacation.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

In honor of National Pancake Week, here's a recipe I found on Pinterest that I've been planning to make.  I think I'll have to make these this weekend.  The idea of Maple Butter Icing is just too tempting.  My mouth is watering. 

Source:  See Jane in the Kitchen

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoons Salt
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 whole Eggs Beaten
1 cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
¼ cups Butter, Melted
1 Tablespoon Vanilla

In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon with a whisk. Whisk well to make sure everything is combined. In separate large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, corn syurp, butter and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium/low heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto griddle. Brown on both sides.
Maple Butter Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
dash salt
1 TBS maple syrup
1/4 cups milk, more if needed

(I recommend doubling the icing also, I added a lot more syrup than the recipe calls for)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Today I'm so very grateful for my fabulous husband and three wonderful sons.  My heart is brimming over with love and appreciation for my family.  Life with them is so very fulfilling and worthwhile.  I am blessed - truly blessed.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Missing Dad

Today is the three year anniversary of my father's death.  It's hard to believe that it's been three years since my dear Dad passed away and yet at the same time, it feels as if it's been more like 10 years since I last saw and spoke with him.  Despite his being gone, my Dad's influence is always with me - that little voice in my head guiding and helping me.  He is my Guardian Angel.  I Miss you and Love you Dad!