Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekend Mornings & A Giveaway

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Caprese Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Recipe

Looking back 10 years, weekend mornings meant waking up whenever my body was ready, nursing a cup of tea while lying in bed and reading the morning paper, and wandering up the street to our favorite bagel spot. Fast forward to present day...these mornings have changed radically. Each Saturday morning, I wake up before 6 am to meet my friend for our long run of the week. While stumbling out of bed, shoving half a banana into my mouth, and chugging down a glass of water is not what I would call relaxing, I always feel fantastic once the run is over. It makes me feel good physically and curbs the need to do something for myself.

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The rest of Saturday is spent getting the kids ready for their soccer games. My husband and I make sure that they eat a healthy breakfast, such as cereal or a whole wheat bagel and fresh fruit. Off we go to the soccer fields to spend 3 to 4 hours cheering, running, kicking, and enjoying the time together. Really, it just does not get any better than watching our two boys run up and down the field, with huge smiles plastered to their faces. Pure joy.

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Sunday is a little different. This is the day that my husband wakes up early for his long run. Since he is a marathoner, a long run means 20 to 23 miles. I'll stick with my 6 to 8 miles, thank you very much. While he is out knocking out the miles, the boys and I snuggle on the couch, watching cartoons and cruising my favorite food blogs. As you might imagine, my husband is famished when he returns from his run, so Sunday mornings are a day when we sit down to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Some of our favorites are Caprese Frittatas, Baked German Apple Pancakes, and Potato-Crusted Quiche.

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112 comments:

meeyeehere said...

We like to eat pancakes on the weekend and I always make mickey mouse shaped pancakes,it's hard to keep the ears on

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Mami2jcn said...

On the weekends we love pancakes or cinnamon buns.

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Nicole Greene said...

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

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Just call me b said...

Weekday mornings are usually busier. Weekend mornings start a bit later, and are usually more laid back. More time to cook...and enjoy :)

We LOVE to have French Toast!

Smarti said...

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.
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Robin M. said...

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

Nancy said...

Our favorite family weekend breakfast is making pancakes, eggs and bacon.

Nancy said...

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fostertam said...

Blueberry pancakes with Jimmy Dean lite sausage--my favorite--we have it almost every weekend.

fostertam said...

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Dana said...

On a really special morning that neither of us are working - like out anniversay, I'll make crepes suzette for my honey. This recipe, originated from Julia Child, is one that my brothers & I used as kids (sans alcohol of course!) to cheer our mother up.

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Jennifer (Savor) said...

On Sundays we go for better cereal choices and on Saturdays I usually make some type of egg dish

Amanda said...

During the week it's pretty much the same, cereal or toast, muffin, something simple. On the weekend however we do like to make something bigger. Pancakes or homemade waffles are a favorite, so are what my kids like to call a farmhouse buffet. We make a big batch of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon and toast. Everything goes on the table at once and for some reason the kids really enjoy that! :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway, very nice of you :)

eula said...

We love waffles! Recently I made bacon waffles which were a hit.

ms-texas said...

we usually have cereal or oatmeal on weekends - occasionally we'll get a Bacon Egg & cheese from Mcdonalds.

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Patty said...

With the kids grown and living their own lives, we hardly get to share a meal...so Sundays have become the day we all meet for breakfast at a local pancake house. I always eat eggs and fruit, but the rest of the clan orders french toast, pancakes, sausage, breakfast burritos...etc. It doesn't matter that we are not home in the kitchen, it only matters that we are together.

Charity Donovan said...

We make crepes on the weekends! Yummo!
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Jessie said...

My favorite it homemade cinnamon rolls...but only on occasion because they are sooo good and seriously unhealthy. I also love whole wheat belgian waffles!

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Anonymous said...

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

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Brooke said...

1. That omelets looks so good.
2. I'm not to savvy with the omelets but I try.
3. Pancakes - never mess them up and they go down so fast.
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Mary Helen said...

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!

Dina said...

We love pancakes!

Tamara B. said...

Belgian waffles topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
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3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

Waffles are a weekend breakfast must have in our house.

Krissie said...

We all love bacon, eggs and country style potatoes on weekends!
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Lisa P. said...

My almost-three-year-old and I have made it routine to make popovers on Saturday mornings. It's fun to have her help mix things together and then watch the popovers rise and puff in the oven. We're always a bit impatient waiting for the timer to go off. :)

Lisa P. said...

My almost-three-year-old and I have made it routine to make popovers on Saturday mornings. It's fun to have her help mix things together and then watch the popovers rise and puff in the oven. We're always a bit impatient waiting for the timer to go off. :)
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Susan C. said...

On the weekends I love to bake - muffins and scones especially. I don't have time to bake during the week, that's for sure!

Henria O. said...

We like to make pancakes, french toast, turkey bacon and eggs!
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Betty N said...

When my grandkids are with me I let them choose what they would like. Sometimes I fix something special...I will have 3 grands overnight tonight and I am making a blueberry french toast casserole for tomorrows breakfast

Betty N said...

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Kelly Massman said...

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

mmm.. mmm love weekend breakfast because it usually means fluffy french toast with seasonal fresh fruit. deeeelicious. <3

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Macy said...

Weekend mornings simply mean anything other than cereal and milk. I like trying out different pancake recipes, but sometimes it's french toast or eggs and turkey bacon.
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Racingjourno said...

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

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marcia goss said...

My granddaughter visits on the weekends, and insists that her Grandpa make his special oatmeal with fruit. I like French Toast and bacon.
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The Sunshyn said...

Weekends we like to actually cook something for breakfast, Sometimes french toast or blueberries pancakes or bacon and eggs. Its not the type of thing we get around to doing during the busy week.
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sodahoney said...

we eat a variety from cold and hot cereal or eggs or even soup. I am not locked to typical breakfast fare.

The Sunshyn said...

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sodahoney said...

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jakiesmom said...

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
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Kerry said...

We have pretty much the same thing on the weekends because they are as busy as the week days. But sometimes we treat ourselves to fresh donuts from our town bakery.
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floating said...

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

Deb said...

I let my boys pour ladles of batter on the griddle to help make our pancakes on Sunday mornings.

Amber said...

Ooh that looks so yummy! We like to make french toast, waffles, and omelets. We sometimes make pink tinted scrambled eggs or add sprinkles and whipped cream to pancakes too.

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Dee said...

Saturday is a free for all... everyone chooses what they want.. eggs or cereal usually but Sunday is special. 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


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happyenchilada said...

On weekends we keep it simple and stick with our favorite Smoothies ..during the week I make breakfasts but on the weekends the kids are free to make their own. This usually results in a kitchen that looks like a fruit nuclear meltdown but so does the rest of the house so what the hey!
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

On the weekends we eat a big breakfast...eggs, bacon, biscuit/gravy, etc...Sunday we eat cereal because we have church at 10:00 a.m.

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Ellie said...

On the weekends we love to eat fried eggs, bacon and hashbrowns. Very greasy!

Tracy R said...

biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs. Yum!

bukaeyes said...

WE have Bacon, Eggs, Toast or Peanut Butter and Banana on toast, waffles, or pancakes- we try to switch it up!

susan1215 said...

On weekends we have bacon, eggs or omlettes and pancakes.

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Lexiquin said...

I like to fry bacon (crispy) and make french toast. The kids like other breakfast foods that I don't eat, such as sausage and eggs. Sometimes my husband makes pancakes or waffles. We also love muffins and cinnamon rolls, but I seldom have them ready early enough to eat for breakfast.
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Anonymous said...

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jillyrh said...

Our weekend favorite is eggs, bacon, toast!

jillyrh said...

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Shel said...

Last Christmas the gift that I really wanted was a double burner griddle so I can make blueberry pancakes on the weekends. I love that griddle..it's making memories!
I also make either bacon or sausage. My daughter also discovered biscuits and sausage gravy and now wants us to try to make that for weekend breakfast.

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thepricklypinecone said...

We like to have fried potato and fried eggs on the weekends, it is a nice change from the cereal we eat on weekdays.

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slehan said...

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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Dee said...

On weekend mornings my parents would make us pancakes with bacon or sometimes omelets. Now I treat myself with those :)

I make those for Weekdays feature more cereal and oatmeal. Also, two hours of extra sleep is never too shabby! :)


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allysmama said...

We love to eat strawberry pancakes for weekend breakfasts!! YUMMMM
And we always eat together as a family on the weekend!
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gmissycat said...

Weekends are for making something new and different. Breakfast is fun when we are trying different things. Keeps us from getting bored!

bdiane34 said...

We all wake up at different times, so breakfast and mornings are the same around her, you eat when you get up. Every once in a while I may cook a big breakfast and they will heat it up whenever they wake up. Other wise it is Cereal, Poptarts, Fruits etc.
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bdiane34 said...

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bdiane34 said...

We all wake up at different times, so breakfast and mornings are the same around her, you eat when you get up. Every once in a while I may cook a big breakfast and they will heat it up whenever they wake up.
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Betty C said...

We don't have children at home any more but when they were young it was always a big breakfast on Saturday and either the same on Sunday or an occasional treat of doughnuts from Winchell's (they're still my favorite).

Anonymous said...

On weekends I like biscuits with gravy. My daughter would rather have biscuits, sausage, eggs, hash browns.

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Norma said...

We like an pancakes or waffles!
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LAMusing said...

On weekends we enjoy an omelet or bacon and eggs and some fresh fruit :)
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PauleyD said...

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!

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Terri said...

Often my husband makes breakfast on the weekends--usually from scratch but even if it's cereal, at least it's not my responsibility!
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Barbarawr said...

We like pancakes or waffles on weekends.

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Tammigirl said...

Our favorite weekend morning breakfast is big fluffy scrambled eggs with pancakes and sausage links. Unless we are feeling super lazy. Then we 'let' my daughter make a can of orange rolls. Just keeping it real.

may1927 said...

My husband and I are not young, as most others here, are. We are 83 years old, and married 61 years! We have 2 daughters living out of state, plus 2 Grandchildren.
Therefore our lives are very different. On Saturdays we call each of our daughters and find out what's going on in their lives. Our breakfast on Saturday is dull...cereal and juice. Sundays is MY day to make breakfast. I make either eggs and toast with strawberry jam, or else pancakes. It's a great life and we feel blessed.

Katie said...

I like to eat pretty healthy during the week: For breakfast I make a yogurt parfait to enjoy at work - lowfat vanilla yogurt, frozen raspberries (which thaw by my break) and healthy homemade granola. On the weekend, I change it up with a breakfast sandwich consisting of a toasted/buttered english muffin, scrambled eggs with some roasted garlic and a slice of sharp cheddar. Don't forget the coffee! :)
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Katie said...

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Deanna G. said...

We like to have french toast! :)

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Betty C said...

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purplelover04 said...

i tweeted i love to make strawberry pancake and we get to spend more time together

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Liz said...

We like to eat a nice, slow breakfast with something sweet--especially cinnamon rolls and French toast!

Liz said...

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07violet said...

something sweet like homemade pancakes or waffles

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Tabathia said...

I love to make pecan waffles and homemade hashbrowns
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