Good Morning on this Sunday to all of you beautiful people around the world. (Well, and a good evening as the case may be)
I love following all of the lives of people that I have met through blogging. As we each post funny little cartoons and cute cat photos on Facebook and Twitter, it makes me smile that we all share the same human nature for chuckles and sighs, pretty photos, and uplifting quotes.
What do you do on Sundays? Do you go to church, or mosque, or temple? Do you sleep in late or wake up really early? Do you follow a set routine and stick with the tried and true or have a once a week complete deviation?
I certainly know right now my brother is on the slopes of Aspen (hi Andrew!), and my friend is on slopes too, but in Whistler, Canada. Another wonderful blogger friend is trekking through Myanmar. Robyn and her husband Dave are ambling along the Turkish Black Sea coast in search of fresh local menus to write about in their New York Times articles.
As most of our family knows, if you are at the Kenney’s on Sunday morning, in terms of food, it’s all about Patrick’s waffles. He sleeps later than normal (but for us morning birds that might be 8am). I usually slip out with Chester and take a quiet morning walk to catch the first filmy rays of the sun.
Patrick shuffles right into the kitchen…seemingly on auto pilot…
…for the morning waffle routine.
Occasionally, we might have a deviation. It might be crepes, or french toast or…this time, Buckwheat Pancakes.
Delicious, hearty, wholesome buckwheat pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast options.
Any berries or fruit, honey or jam, sausages or bacon taste good with these thick but still fluffy pancakes.
Houston is at its finest right now. Bright blue skies, crisp cool days (that means NO humidity), and beautiful soft winds that sweep through the house.
Reserved for Sunday, is fresh hot strong coffee made in our little silver Italian coffee pot brought back from Florence 7 years ago. Dark Verona coffee is packed and pressed into the little insert cup. As the stove top flame heats up, the pot gurgles and then spits out beautiful strong scents of coffee.
It makes just enough for two small cups, so we steam hot milk to round out the heavy notes to create a smooth creamy cup.
So have a wonderful February Sunday morning, whatever breakfast choices you have at your home. Whether you’re crunching through snow, or it’s summertime where you live, or it is pre-humidity luxury weather here in the deep far south.
Hearty and Thick Buckwheat Pancakes…for Sunday mornings
- Vegetable oil for coating the pan
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (can sub with buckwheat flour for a 100% buckwheat pancake if you wish)
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (475 ml) buttermilk