Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekend Mornings

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There are few things I enjoy in life as much as I enjoy Saturday mornings.  Saturday is usually the break in our routine; it is the day when we get to change things up and enjoy relaxing just a little more than usual.  I absolutely refuse to set my alarm clock on Saturday mornings, thus allowing me to enjoy the morning as I wake up to the sound of the birds chirping outside … or my children getting antsy for Monte and I to wake up and making lots of noise to make sure that happens!

Regardless of how or what time we wake, the one thing that is always consistent about Saturdays is that they are our pancake or waffle day!  Monte will start cooking a pan of bacon, as well as the pancakes or waffles for the kids.  Since I am not a pancake fan, as the syrup is too sweet for me, I typically will start my day out with a cup of coffee and help Monte serve breakfast to the kids. 


Having all four kids enjoying breakfast at the same time often causes someone (usually Colin!) to say, “Daaadddddd, I’m ready for my next pancake!” as the next batch is still cooking.  This is one of many sounds that are common in our home on Saturday mornings.  The remaining sounds are those of the newspaper shuffling as the kids read it, slurping of milk and the scraping of forks along plates, as well as the happy chatting of our kids.  Our home is rarely a quiet one, and Saturday mornings are definitely no exception!

Once the kids have finished eating and have put their dishes in the dishwasher, I start cooking breakfast for Monte and me.  Our breakfast usually consists of eggs, bacon (for Monte) and toast.  This is one of my favorite parts of the weekend, as it allows Monte and me to have some quiet time alone while enjoying our breakfast.  Sometimes we will read the paper together and work on the crossword puzzle, and other times we just enjoy each other’s company in silence.  This is the perfect picture of Saturday morning in our home, and I treasure it completely!

Sunday morning seems to bring with it a more mid-week feel, as we are all usually rushing to get ready for church.  Typically, we resort to the easiest breakfast we have on hand: cereal!  I’m thankful for all of the many varieties of cereal that are offered, as it would end up being something that we would easily tire of if it were always the same. 

Our weekend breakfast routine varies from our mid-week routine just slightly; what does your weekend breakfast routine look like?

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120 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I would love to be entered to win this giveaway!!!! Terrific!! Thank you so very much!! Now,off to tweet I go.Thank you and have a blessed week'
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  2. http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/25800443898
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    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  3. On the weekends we love pancakes or cinnamon buns.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    Have a great week!

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  5. Awesome! We eat alot of pancakes on the weekends as well!!

    I will twitter a link to this giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  6. What a great giveaway! Obviously I would love to win this. :)

    Thanks!

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  7. Here is my tweet for the giveaway also

    http://twitter.com/LauraPankratz/status/25829023520

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  8. Yeah,I want to win! PLEASE!

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  9. Our weekend favorite is waffles, eggs, and juice! During the weekdays it’s usually something quick!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  10. Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/25841397571

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  11. Woah! I'd love to win!
    Weekday mornings are usually busier. Weekend mornings start a bit later, and are usually more laid back. More time to cook...and enjoy :)

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  12. Wow, would love a visa gift card! Thank you for doing the giveaway!
    mamabearmcgee@aol.com

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  13. Usually on a weekend my 4 y.o. son and I make a simple breakfast bread with raisins, candied ginger, and pineapple. He measures the flour very carefully and reminds me to put in the baking powder and a pinch of salt. He always begs for a taste of sugar (which I always decline). He also gets to mix- his favorite part. He also loves to grease the bread pan and most of all he loves to lick the spoon afterwards. The only thing is he can never wait for it to bake or cool down- he is ready to eat as soon as it gets in the oven.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  14. That is one of my most favorite past times. My parents divorced when I was very young, so when I would have weekends with my dad, we would wake up EVERY Saturday morning and make waffles together, for years. He does that now for his grand-daughter when we are there visiting.

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  15. Usually I try to make muffins... nothing fancy but something that does take a little more time than I have on weekdays.

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  16. We usually make a big breakfast on weekends. Our family favorite is pancakes, eggs and bacon.

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  17. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/25911174988

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  18. http://twitter.com/fostertam/status/25915574628

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  19. We are much lazier on the weekends and don't eat breakfast right away. I like to whip up some blueberry pancakes with some lite sausage--everyone loves it.

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  20. Would love to be entered, thanks for the opportunity!

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  21. Thank you Kellogg's and Blogher for the chance to win! our weekend breakfast routine is something simple like cereal or oatmeal

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/25949488087

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. We make crepes on the weekends! Yummo!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  24. I'd love to win! We love pancakes and waffles and strawberry & cream French toast!

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  25. My husband likes to make Saturday breakfast and I get to choose the menu…anything from blueberry pancakes to french toast or eggs!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  26. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/25999783698

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  27. I loved getting the hottest pancake off the griddle - all warm and perfect and my brother stared in envy. To be a kid again!
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  28. We usually sleep a little later on the weekends. I like to make something for breakfast and then eat it in bed - even if it is a bowl or cereal or peanut butter toast. I also love pancakes! If we leave early to run errands, we might stop at Einsten Bros. for a bagel or Chick-Fil-A for a chicken biscuit. Yum!

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  29. Weekdays are pitiful but on the weekends it's big bruches filled with biscuits & gravy, or eggs, bacon, hash browns or whipped cream pancakes or waffles.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  30. Weekends are the only day of the week we take the time to sit down and enjoy breakfast together as a family. Too much commotion during the weekdays trying to get ready for school and work.

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  31. I normally do a big breakfast on Saturday mornings also. But during the week it's cereal for everyone!
    Kim in VA

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  32. weekends tend to be crazier than weekdays here.....so lately breakfast bars have been a favorite:) love your blog btw!

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  33. Weekends are my favorite!! We sleep in and eat homecooked breakfast! In our jammies!

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  34. I usually make steel cut oats on the weekends.

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  35. Now I'm craving pancakes - I know what I'm cooking this weekend!

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  36. On the weekends I typically have a bowl of cereal or oatmeal. I have a bit more time to enjoy breakfast on the weekends witha cup of tea and the newspapers. Although pancakes sound delicious right now.

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  37. Weekend mornings are the best, especially on Saturdays!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  38. We always have a nice, relaxed breakfast on weekends--as opposed to the madhouse mornings of weekdays! Usually waffles or pancakes!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  39. On Sat my grandkids can pretty well have whatever they want for breakfast...sometimes I make blueberry pancakes or blueberry french toast casserole which I know they all like

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  40. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/26068699364

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  41. I would say our family's favorite weekend breakfast is pancakes and bacon--maybe eggs, too! Thanks!
    kmassman gmail

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  42. Thank you so much for the opportunity <3 Love the donald picture up top hehe

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

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  43. My favorite weekend breakfast is bacon and eggs. On weekdays it’s a protein shake.

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  44. Tweet http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/26117780427

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  45. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  46. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/26128309908
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  47. saturdays we are on the go early so we usually stop for a bagel..but sundays i try to make bacon and whatever else i can convince my lil guy to eat
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  48. Yea breakfast. I love that meal It is a chance to prepare for the day.

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  49. tweet http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/26129148936

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  50. Weekend breakfast allows time for us to make fun foods like blueberry pancakes and french toast with cinnamon.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

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  51. I tweeted
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  52. Our weekends are usually almost as busy as the weekdays. But, in the rare chance that we have extra time, we usually will make homemade pancakes.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  53. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/26132706379
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  54. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-great-blogher-giveaway.html

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  55. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/26145737902

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  56. Our weekend we sleep in then have pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

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  57. On the weekends, my kids love when I make pancakes and bacon!

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  58. On the weekends we love making a big breakfast feast with bacon, eggs, french toast, and chocolate chip pancakes! ;)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  59. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/26180778421

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  60. We have a tradition every Sunday morning. Dad makes breakfast for all of us. Usually pancakes or something else delicious. My girls are nearly grown now but they still wake up delighted to sit with us and have a special breakfast together on Sunday morning.


    deeandco3 at gmail dot com

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  61. Tweet: http://twitter.com/ATweetMom/status/26188485291


    deeandco3 at gmail dot com

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  62. Funny I don't like pancakes (because of the syrup) either but my kids love them! So while most people make pancakes on the weekends I usually make them during the week and then on the weekends I make stuff I like! like
    smoothies or eggs with bacon!
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  63. tweeted too! http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/26195355407
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  64. Thank you and Kellogg's for a chance to win this! Winning $100 would get my mornings off to a good start for at least a week!

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  65. During the week we all have cereal because it's all we have time for. On the weekend we go all out with omelettes, toast, juice, and bacon. I make waffles and pancakes sometimes as well.
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  66. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/26210202997

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  67. On weekends we usually have eggs, cereal, bacon and pancakes. We all eat together. Weekdays it's usally cereal.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  68. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/26211897821

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  69. Thanks! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  70. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/26212376154 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  71. Today I made steel-cut oats, a very-time consuming process; and, unfortunately, my son doesn't like them. A typical weekend breakfast for us is either french toast with crisp bacon (that I've made) or sausage with pancakes or waffles (that Dad has made). We cook on Saturday usually and if we have enough time before Church, we also cook on Sunday mornings.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  72. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/26212685057

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  73. Our weekend favorite is eggs, bacon, toast! During the weekdays it’s usually something quick!

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  74. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/26213430456

    Thanks so much

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  75. Weekends I have more time to actually use the stove and cook breakfast. I also get my 14 year old daughter to help me..she makes great toast! We like trying new breakfast recipes too and she sometimes brings me recipes to try that she finds online and we attempt them together.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  76. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/26217929155

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  77. Oh how generous, thank you for the chance! Breakfast is my favorite meal, though only on the weekends as the weekdays are too hectic!

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  78. I start all my days with a smoothie. Fruits change, but basically the same drink because I like it.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  79. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-100-week-3.html

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  80. On weekend mornings my parents would make us pancakes with bacon or sometimes omelets. Now I make those for myself and my nieces whenever they visit. Weekdays feature more cereal and oatmeal. Also, we enjoyed two hours of extra sleep! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  81. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/26239027878

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    tweeted :)

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  82. Our favorite thing on the weekend is when my hubby cooks strawberry pancakes for us! My daughter and I love them!!
    thanks
    bleatham(at)gmail.com

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  83. tweet
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/26245411274
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  84. Thank you for the Great Giveaway!! This is fun!! I could really use this GC too!!
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  85. tweeted
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/26263100479

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  86. Weekends used to be for cartoons first while I prepared the breakfast, now the kids are older and so I usually start my weekend here on the computer, blogging with a cup of coffee. Love my quiet time.

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  87. Tweeted giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/26262979201
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  88. Saturday is usually on the go, but Sunday we have a nice relaxed breakfast of bacon and eggs or waffles!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/26290520364
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Now that I'm retired, weekends and weekdays are pretty much the same :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Our weekend routine is wake up later and go out for breakfast.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  92. I love breakfast foods. THanks for the chance!
    whitbrit AT gmail DOT com

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  93. On the weekends, I will make dinosaur pancakes for the family. We also get up a little later than usual. If I could, I wouldn't wake up till noon!

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  94. http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/26305233030

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  95. YOUR BREAKFAST TIMES SEEM A LOT MORE LIVELY THAN MINE kytah00@yahoo.com

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  96. TWEET http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/26306468910 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  97. We don't have a routine on weekends - everybody pretty much just recovers from the rest of the week.

    bsw529 at gmail dot com

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  98. I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/26310487811

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  99. It would be a real stretch to say we have a weekend routine. Our weekend routine is pretty much being lazy. That's not very fancy, is it? We do enjoy a good breakfast, though. We like the whole omelet, pancake, sausage links breakfast. With orange juice, please.

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  100. Our hectic life ended when our 2 daughters moved out of state. We keep in touch by phone now.
    Saturdays we usually just have cereal (I have oatmeal with raisins, and my husband has cold cereal.) Plus juice. Nothing exciting.
    Come Sunday morning I get up earlier, and get ready for church before coming downstairs to make breakfast.
    I either make pancakes or eggs, with toast and strawberry jam, plus juice and I love a cup of hot tea early in the morning.
    All that "good stuff", like bacon etc. disappears, once you get older. Too much cholesterol. Everything changes as you get older. Wait and see! But if your life is good, you can handle the bad times.

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  101. Yum! I LOVE BREAKFAST! I keep mine pretty simple during the week: lowfat vanilla yogurt, raspberries and homemade healthy granola. I like to get a bit fancier on the weekend with homemade breakfast sandwiches: toasted/buttered english muffin, scrambled eggs with some roasted garlic and a slice of sharp cheddar! AND COFFEE!!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  102. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/26328297224
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  103. Your Saturday mornings sound great! :)

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  104. Tweet! http://twitter.com/stillmiss/status/26340144995

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  105. Saturday mornings were special when the children were young. Big breakfasts with lots of fun. Now they are on their own and breakfast is usually a bagel or cold cereal (sometimes leftover pizza).

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  106. Thank you for hosting this contest. Your Saturdays sound wonderful! I run the opposite a lot of times...working only on the weekends so those are my more rushed days.

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  107. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/26379995139

    Thank you!

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  108. Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/26383630792

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  109. i love to make strawberry pancake and we get to spend more time together
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  110. I love a rainy sunday morning

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  111. tweet http://twitter.com/matzsmith/status/26385455535

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  112. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/26385293724

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  113. I'm not a big breakfast eater, but I do enjoy some French toast or waffles on the weekends.

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  114. Tweet!

    http://twitter.com/FakeGradSchool/status/26393463416

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  115. we like to have things like pancakes and waffles on the weekend

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  116. We eat pecan waffles and hash browns
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  117. On Sundays I like to make bacon, eggs, and toast.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  118. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/26416042711
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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