Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pancake Breakfast

I decided to make a wonderful pancake recipe that we were served at a B&B in NC a few years ago. I'll explain more on that a little later in the post. Anyway, I thought I'd do a little "Islandscape" and join Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I'm seeing spots, are you?

Just a fun little breakfast for the two of us!

We usually sit at the island for breakfast and look out this window for the entertainment that our little birdies give us. The other day we saw, for the first time, Goldfinches at our finch feeder. (click to enlarge) There were six at one time but by the time I got the camera a few had flown away.

Sometimes we see these big guys and they scare away the little ones. lol Don't miss the Bluejay on the fence to the right. I didn't think I would enjoy watching the birds as much as I do but I really am hooked now.

Back to the breakfast......I thought I would share the recipe for the Multigrain Pancakes for those who might be interested. (It's at the end of post) These are the dry ingredients needed. You need corn meal, white flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder and soda.

I store them in an air-tight container. You can then measure out a cup as needed. You will get many servings from this container.
Mix well.

The liquid ingredients plus brown sugar. Measurements are below.
Mix well.
Add dry ingredients and mix.
I recommend using this maple syrup combo on the pancakes. You won't be sorry! You need Maple syrup, vanilla, orange juice, and orange zest. Any other flavored syrup works as well. Heat till warm.

What's pancakes without warm, crisp bacon. Yum!I put nuts in the batter this morning because hubby loves them. You can add fruit, such as blueberries or stawberries if desired. They are wonderful just plain!

They will be more golden because of the whole wheat and brown sugar.

This recipe is from the Baird House Bed and Breakfast. Dee Dee is the owner and cook. She was asked by so many guests for her many wonderful recipes that she finally published a cookbook. Yeah for us!
I have used many of them and they are always a hit!

I'm joing Michael Lee @Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. Be sure to visit both of the blogs mentioned today but lots of inspiration. They both have lovely blogs!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hello. I appreciated each visit!


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Do you realize how much I look forward to your posts. BTW, we checked on Scott's 4 step program and oh my is it expensive! Oh well, it would be worth it to have a yard that looks like yours.
So glad you are enjoying the birds. When we first moved here I put out Niger seed for the finches and they loved it but here at our house now, last year I put out wild bird seed, and we had grackles kill and dismember the little birds-they are so territorial. This year I'll just be planting bushes to help feed them-I couldn't stand having so many dead birds on my lawn.
Hugs today.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so thrilled you dropped by because I am not doing Tab. Thurs this week and might have missed this ADORABLE table. Oh, how cute! Not only do I love the chickens, but those polka dot plates! That is some major cuteness.

I love birds, too. We have a fountain near the kitchen window, and I like to watch them bathe in the top bowl. We have everything from titmice to red birds, and they have a big time! We also get finches, too. They are darling.

Thanks for sharing your special spot with us. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


Sheila :-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Goodness have become one blogging lady! Love those polka dot dishes!! I sure hope there are birdies when I get there.

Sue said...

You know I always adore your tablescapes Rose, and this one is so pretty. We too enjoy looking out our breakfast room window at our bird feeder, and today we had our first humming bird to visit their feeder, I usually wait until I see one, but this year I went and prepared ahead. lol
The pancake recipe looks great I am going to copy it now. As always such a joy to visit.

Gina said...

I love your tablescape! The red & white polka dots caught my eye right away. And now at 10:06 PM, I'm wishing for those pancakes! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The red polka dot "islandscape" is so cheerful and fun! Love it!

I must try the pancakes, I love multigrain pancakes and this one is a little different from my recipe. Sounds yummy!


Marlis said...

I love your posts, especially when there are birds involved! I have had the pleasure of watching so many robins this year. Your dots are great! what a cheerful way to wake up in the morning. The syrup sounds delightful.. I'll give it a try. Like the idea of having the pancake mix ready to go! thanks for dropping in and good luck on the giveaway!

Alexandrea said...

Those red polka dot dishes are to die for!! They would be fabulous in a Minnie Mouse themed setting. The recipe sounds delicious too. I'm thinkin' my husband would love it if I made those. Thanks for sharing the recipe and fun photos. :)

D said...

What an adorable table. Just my style. Love those polka dots, and the red.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just adore those polka dot plates! What a darling tablescape! And the cupboards in your kitchen are gorgeous!!! I always love everything you pick out, great taste!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your red and white polka dots! The pancakes sound great and I have all the ingredients:@) said...

Aaahhh! LOVE the polka dot dishes...Would love em more if they had some of that BACON on them and I was sitting at your table to EAT! YUMM!


Sweet Meanderings said...

I love your dishes! The pancakes look delicious. I can almost smell them cooking!

Tanya@takesix said...

Red is my favorite color, and polka dots. . . well they are awesome. Sweet table, thanks for sharing!

Happy@Home said...

Now that looks like a bright and cheery way to start the day. Such a pretty table and the birds at the window would be so entertaining. The recipes sound so good and nice that you can have the pancake mix ready ahead. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Yes, I was seeing spots...and loving them! Just how many dishes do you have?? What fun:)

The pancake recipe sounds wonderful - I really think we would enjoy those around here. Yum:)

Hope you are looking forward to a good weekend!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment about my kitchen...I think your yard pictured in your header is amazing. I can't get over the green grass! Everything just looks so beautiful...nice to meet you! ~Ann

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love a good multi-grain pancake. I saved both recipes in my favorites -- the syrup is a fun change-up on normal syrup. Joni

ButterYum said...

I haven't made multi-grain pancakes yet. They sound healthy and tasty!

I love to watch our birds, goldfinches in particular. I feed them thistle seed and they love it. Best part is it doesn't sprout when it falls on the ground.

Happy Foodie Friday,

Dawn said...

Your table always looks so gorgeous! I'm lucky to get the table set at all most days! The pancakes look fabulous, as well as the syrup. Yum!!

Shelia said...

Hi Ro!! Oh, what a precious table you've set and those polka dot dishes! What a treat to watch the little birds each morning. I love to peep at them too. Boy, I'd love to have some of those pancakes!
Be a sweetie,

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks like a fantastic recipe and no better time to try this than on the weekend! Perfect!
What a lovely home you have. Your back patio is so enticing as I am more than ready for spring and the warm weather to call us outdoors once again.

I can see I need to spend some time here looking at the lovely things you have shared!

Your newest follower~

Sue said...

Polka dots are so happy and I love your red and white table! It would be so nice if we were enjoying warm weather and the grass and flowers were growing. I loved being in NC and seeing all those gorgeous colors. The pancakes sound good. I like a buckwheat mix- no one else in our extended family likes anything but buttermilk. But I will try the syrup! yummers....
~ Sue

we three dogs and me said...

I woke up this Easter morning and went to your post first thing. I looked at all your post. You have a lovely home and so enjoyed seeing them all. Love the polka dot dishes. Your husband is a keeper. My dogs looked for our bunny that comes every year to see them. No bunny I hope he is alright.My birdies that nest here every year are just little sparrows but fun to watch them. Happy Easter.

Paula said...

Your blog is really nice! I love the "Places I've Visited" map at the bottom, and noticed that you haven't visited Alaska, which is where I live! Let me know if you ever decide to visit Juneau, and I'll give you a little tour!

Visit my blog if you'd like to get a taste of where I live.