You Want to Start Someone’s Day Off Right

June 14, 2009 by

As you get ready for bed, you think to yourself, "I'd really like to do something special tomorrow for <fill in your name of choice here>."

It's easy to show people you care with food.

And there's something about breakfast in bed that really ups the ante.

I guess it's the unexpected nature of it.

You know when you're going to a lunch, or having a dinner party.

But waking up to food -- when you're not expecting it -- really starts the day off on a special note.

My favorite breakfast in bed menu includes pancakes. (And of course, bacon!) 

Pancakes are comforting, versatile, and always considered a treat.  They're great plain with a simple maple syrup.  And with the addition of  fruit or a new topping, you can turn them into something extra special.  

I'm a huge fan of adding frozen blueberries or chopped up bananas to the batter, or topping the pancakes with chopped strawberries that have been soaking in a little sugar and water.

When you want to show someone you care, pancakes will always do the trick. 

So the next time you want to start someone's day off with breakfast in bed, go ahead and get your serving tray out of storage before you go to bed.  You've got the perfect recipe for the perfect morning start.

Until our next meal,


Fluffy Scratch Pancakes


Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine, Melted


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Combine egg, milk, and butter, and then stir into dry ingredients until moistened.
  3. Grease and then heat a griddle to medium, and pour 1/2 cup batter for each pancake. 

Tip: Make one "throw away" pancake first, and use it to wipe up the grease on the griddle.  The rest of your pancakes will be golden brown!