This is how I wish my Monday would have started – with a sunrise out my kitchen window while I make my family a delicious start-of-the-week breakfast:
But alas, I stumbled out of bed while my family was already mid-breakfast, throbbing headache and all. I stared blankly through family time until it was time to go and I could drop Hadley off at a preschool and gain just a few sweet hours of silence and peace. I fought constant distractions at Starbucks while trying to spend time reading my Bible and instead made an overwhelming to-do list for the week.
Somedays, I just can’t seem to pull it together.
It would appear that I have – there is homemade bread sitting on the stove and homemade soup sitting in the crockpot, both waiting for my husband to come home and join us for dinner. There is fresh apple crisp baking, making the house smell, well, awesome 🙂 and productive.
But I’m tired, and ready for bed at 6:12.
There is something so sweet about all of this. Tomorrow, Lord-willing, the sun will rise again. And while I thought I hated the shortened days of Fall, I’ve actually grown to love that I get to watch the sunrise and sunset nearly every day. Praise Jesus, his mercies are new every morning. And he knows I need them every. morning.
So in anticipation of tomorrow’s sunrise, some breakfast options:
1. Popovers (my favorite)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
All mixed together and poured into a greased popover pan – bake at 425 for 15 min, then 350 for 30 min, and whatever you do, don’t open the oven until the timer rings. 🙂 Serve dripping with real butter.
Or if the day doesn’t allow 45 minutes of baking and there is no popover pan in sight, another alternative:
2. Popover Pancakes
Melt 4 Tbsp of butter in a pie plate in 425 oven (don’t let it brown).
Combine: 1/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup flour
Pour batter into melted butter pie plate and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with real maple syrup.