Growing up my Dad would always make cheesy eggs and bacon for breakfast in the morning before school. This was our family meal once we kids were older and involved in a lot. I guess my parents realized that at least for breakfast, we would all be together.
I think food traditions are so important for a family. Our family has homemade pizza every Friday and pancakes every weekend.
My kids love these little traditions.
They have come to rely on them and it has become important to them. When something happens and we do not do this, they are upset and wonder what happened.
I love this. I know that I have the best memories of breakfast time with my family growing up and I want my kids to carry that with them into their adulthood and on into their own families.
On the weekends, it is typically my husband who handles the pancake making and he’s gotten really good at it without any help from me!
I hate making pancakes.
Maybe its the standing there and flipping them, figuring out how to get the center done when the outside gets done so quickly. It’s almost embarrassing but I just don’t make good pancakes.
And no, we do not do boxed mixes in our house. It really is easy to make pancake batter from scratch and it doesn’t take much longer than dumping the box mix into a bowl with the liquid ingredients.
However, due to this fast of my husband’s and my vegan detox, my husband has been staying clear of the kitchen other than his juicing.
But I wanted to still give my kids the pancakes they love, and frankly, it sounded so good this past weekend.
So I found an intriguing recipe here for light and fluffy vegan pancakes. My kids don’t have a clue what is or isn’t vegan and right now my husband doesn’t care (hooray). So the pancake making was all mine!
Let me tell you, they were light. They were fluffy on the inside with a bit of crisp crumb on the outside, and they were delicious.
And my kids still got their weekly tradition.
And my husband drank his juice.
We all won.
What are your family traditions? Do they involve mealtime gatherings?