Monday, 9 July 2007


... funch, munch, crunch..

I was tagged a while ago by madman Paul at Writing at the Kitchen Table. I'm sure he wont mind me calling him that, we are afterall very fond of Freya and Paul. Besides he is a man and madness does feature. Nothing wrong with a little madness, I've done very well on it for years.

The tag was brunch and it started with Rosa of Rosa's Yummy Yums... The deadline has long since passed but I still felt I needed to give a nod in Rosa's direction. Rosa has a yummy blog indeed, based in Switzerland. Take a look for some great food and stunning scenery shots, some cute cats too.

I don't really do breakfast, especially during the week. A well kept secret from my children, as trying to be a good mummy, I lead them to believe that breakfast is fabulous and must be eaten to start the day well. Best meal of the day and all that.
Personally breakfast too early makes me gag and I'd much rather have a good cup of coffee and if I'm feeling really good or virtuous then a glass of water or fruit juice too. Luckily the boys seem to be the opposite. They can quite happily polish off a bowl of cereal at 6.30 in the morning and then graze on fruit, toast and whatever else they can get their hands on (whole cucumbers and carrots) until the next meal.

Now brunch is something entirely different. I love it. Mostly because it's generally served at a much more civil time. Nearly every weekend we have a brunch of sorts. Often a cardiac arrest inducing type affair with bacon and sausages featuring heavily, sometimes just a light poached egg with some toast. As we've been doing America I made some American style pancakes on Saturday (using Nigella's recipe). Little and Small love these pancakes smothered in maple syrup.
What's not to love? Hubby insisted we also squeeze some lime juice on top of the maple syrup this time. It was quite nice...

I wont tag anyone, as, like I said the deadline has been and gone but brunch it was...

Also you may aswell know that I have agreed to try and always attend the breakfast table and force something down just for the sake of keeping up appearances and because finally it does seem to be sinking in about it kick starting your metabolism and my metabolism certainly needs a kickstart.


Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Hahaha...oh yes, I know what you're talking about. For years I lived on black coffee...lots of it...for breakfast. My husband threw a fit about it, much along the lines of what you've been telling your boys (I tell the same thing to my son too). And I must say, I am now a convert...I actually eat a decent breakfast...with loads of coffee. Whether it helps or not, I don't know...just keep the coffee coming!

Nora B. said...

That's great that you make time for brunch nearly every weekend. I am more of a late lunch on a weekend afternoon sort of gal.
p/s: I tagged you for the 7 random facts meme (have a look on my blog). I don't know if you've done this before. Of course, you are not obliged to participate.

Marie said...

I just love pancakes and so did my kids. I have flipped tons through the years, although now Todd and I generally tend to have them for supper once in awhile instead of breakfast. We love buttermilk pancakes served with sliced peaches, crispy streaky bacon and great lashings of Maple Syrup!

Cottage Smallholder said...

Having just finished a breakfast of grilled bacon, freshly laid eggs and toast, I decided to graze a few blogs and found your post!

Those pancakes look yummy. I'm going to try some at the weekend.

Couldn't go without breakfast, lunch or supper. Ever.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Caffienated Cowgirl, I don't think I'll ever get used to it but I'm encouraged by the fact that you're now a convert.

Hi Nora, We used to be like that until we had the children. I'll get round to the meme asap, I was tagged by Pat too so I'll combine them.

Hi Marie, I sometimes do them as a treat for the boys supper too. I still can't get my head round having bacon with them though.

Thank you for your comments
Amanda x

Asha said...

Yummy!!! That is our Sunday breakfast along with some Hashbrown! Kids love them:)

Kelly-Jane said...

Pancakes for breakfast - yummy :) I must do some more....

Patricia Scarpin said...

Those pancakes are delicious, Amanda - I've made them several times, they are so fluffy!
I wish I could make a batch right now. :)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Asha, Kelly-Jane and Patricia

There is something about American Style Pancakes.

Amanda x


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