Sunday, April 30, 2017

whole wheat sugar-less peanut butter pancakes with blueberry "jelly" "syrup"

anyone have any boys out there?
multiple boys??
we have four.
and yes, we've been teased about how much they will eat us out of house and home when they get to be teens.
now is the correct term.

mama loves a good pancake.
we eat them regularly around here.
(average? once a week.)
and my boys can pound some pancakes.
michael can eat around five, on average.
jack averages four.
gabriel averages two.
and we aren't talking silver dollar pancakes.
we are talking hardy, six-inch pancakes here.

anyway, i digress.

i try to fill them with as healthful ingredients as possible but i have never come across a pancake recipe that my oldest hasn't eaten a ton of.
until now.
these are incredibly delicious and very, very filling.
michael stopped at two.
and that's sayin' something.

so if you have boys...or a husband...or a healthy appetite of your own, try these!
they are all-health, guilt-free, and oh-so-good!!

Whole Wheat Sugar-Less Peanut Butter Pancakes with Blueberry "Jelly" "Syrup"
Makes around 8-10.
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup peanut butter of choice
2 tablespoons honey
1 egg, beaten
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Blueberry syrup
Chopped peanuts

Whisk all ingredients until combined in a large bowl.
Heat a skillet over medium-low and add a dab of coconut oil or butter.
Pour in 1/3 cup of batter and cook until bubble surface. Flip and cook until done through.
Serve with blueberry syrup and chopped peanuts on top! Enjoy!

Blueberry Syrup
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup honey

Simmer in a small saucepan until thick and reduced by about half. Serve warm!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

our Easter!

we had a wonderful Easter, celebrating our Risen Lord!
enjoy our pictures!

our holy week theme
homemade cinnamon rolls for Easter morning
ready to hunt!!

paw paw held baby rob as they looked on ;)

all done!

coming inside to check out a few more surprises

we do homemade eggs each year and this year was dragons!!

this was this mama's favorite part of Easter...all the boys' outfits laid out and ready to go after egg hunting and breakfast

my flower basket :)

all ready for church!

our awesome Easter egg cake, after a dinner of ham, potato pancakes, asparagus, and hot cross buns! yum!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


happy Easter!!
may you enjoy your day and remember that Christ died for us and was risen on this day!!
eat a bunch of chocolate bunnies for us and know that while we are searching for eggs before church, we are celebrating our risen Lord!!

this is what we've been up to for the past month :)

our Lenten promise!

pancakes for fat tuesday!

working hard stacking those logs!!

g-ma came to visit when mike was out of town!!

and brought goodies ;)

goodies for mama too!!

during lent, we attended blessing of the holy sacrament masses on sunday nights

bones and veggies go into the crockpot at night...

...and i wake up to simmering bone broth in the morning!

tea and sunshine one morning, before the boys woke up :)

little devil stole my meat cleaver (he actually did ask to borrow it) and was smashing acorns "to feed the squirrels"

stuck inside on this rainy day.

love the way this kid eats his apples!!
one bite from each. then finishes lunch. then returns to the apples.

after bath selfie!

st. patrick's day!
we own nothing apparently that would be appropriate so i let them dress themselves ;)

kale smoothie, kiwi, avo, green beans, pickles, broccoli quinoa, and pistachios!

and a matcha tea green smoothie for me!

on the rare occasion that the baby decides to wake early from his evening nap, i get to rock him back to sleep.
this evening coincided with date night.
so, i did my hair, nails, and makeup while sitting in front of our (dirty) mirror!

leftover meatball and pepper pizza, fried up with fresh eggs!!

choir practice in an empty (and beautiful!) church!

off to a friend's birthday party!

homemade focaccia

current reads

family run fun!

planting bush beans!

mike had a conference in san francisco and had this gorgeous and huge crab for dinner one night.
i'm not jealous. at. all.

and broiled oysters on the wharf!

mike has also been learning about bees lately!
he has a friend that's been helping him catch swarms and relocating them.

look at that beautiful work!!

g-ma visited again later in the month and brought our cousin daisy!!

we also let baby rob try food for the first time.
he was not a fan.

he's gotten a bit better since then though... :)

g-ma brought back cuban cigars for mike from a recent trip of theirs!

out to dinner with the whole crew!

on sunday, we had plans for church but the weather report showed high winds, hail, and major flooding.
so, we got undressed from church clothes and daddy ran to the local donut shop before the rain started ;)

we decorated the porch all day...

...watched movies...

finally got pictures of mama's christmas presents to the boys!
homemade dinosaur hoodie...

batman hoodie!!

i love his feathers :)

date night!
he surprised me with a "taste of" events and we sampled local restaurants all night!

a rare mama moment out alone :)

summer gabriel is my favorite.
dirty hands, milk mouth, crunching on an apple.

incense filling our church

our beautiful eggs!

cool dude.

snake season.

our little man turned six months!!! happy 1/2 birthday!!
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