Good Morning, Friends.
On this lovely November morning I woke up to a breakfast of homemade cranberry pancakes with a hint of orange. A winning fall flavor combination in my book.
I believe these pancakes taste extra delicious because they were made from scratch by my husband. Not only that, he also cleans up all the dishes. The only thing I had to do was chop the cranberries.
He started this tradition early in our marriage.
I think it began with waffles and changed to pancakes somewhere along the way.
When the kids were young and we would travel to Tennessee to visit my parents, Brett would bring his recipe and treat the family to his homemade specialty. Though my parents have been gone for several years now, as I enjoyed my breakfast this morning I could almost hear my mom raving over how good they were. She loved breakfast and found it a real treat to have a son-in-law who prepared it for her.
I think that Brett followed the tradition his own dad started when he was growing up.
This summer his dad went to his heavenly home.
While I didn't know his dad when he was making the pancakes for his family, I find these simple traditions a nice way to carry a bit of the past into the future.
Perhaps that is why it warmed my heart to see Jaxson so eager to learn the pancake making skills from "Gompa".
One never knows how long these traditions will continue.
In the meantime they are a fun and tasty bonding time.
Today it was challenging to pick just one thing to be thankful for.
I started off thinking it would be Brett's Breakfasts but as I went along I think family traditions might be a better one.
Either way I am reminded of the many blessings in my life and I am thankful for each one.
If you'd care to join me in thankful thoughts, please feel free to share in comments.
Enjoy your weekend and, if in the USA, don't forget to set the clock back tonight.