Mornings like these surface every once in a while and I am thankful that I am blessed with eyes to see, reasonable health, and a hearty appetite to enjoy good down to earth food.
I had a hankering for some easy peasy pancakes out of the box smothered in syrup.
My sidekick also had a hankering for pancakes, and so it was.....pancakes were on the menu.
Mixing the batter was a quick task and pouring it into the hot pan was a no-brainer.
In two minutes the pancakes were ready to be devoured.As I watched Brownie "yam down" his syrupy pancake pieces I couldn't help but laugh.
Then I laughed louder as it made me remember the last time we had pancakes for breakfast.
A few weeks ago, daughter dear had paid me an early morning visit and I fixed her a breakfast plate of pancakes and sausages as well, since that was the menu for that day.
As usual Mr.BrownBerts would eat his portion hurriedly and then stare you down for another piece.
Daughter dear gave him a morsel from her plate and he stood there looking at it with disdain.
"Mum, how come he doesn't eat the pancake I gave him?" she asked.
I looked over at the piece she was referring to, and immediately saw what the problem was.
Can you guess?
Yes, it was a plain old piece of pancake....no syrup.
I went over and dribbled a little syrup on to the pancake and it was immediately wolfed down before we could say "Jack Sprat."
"I can't believe how spoilt he is, imagine he refused to eat it because it had no syrup...really!" she cried.
"Would you eat it without syrup?" I queried.
"No," came her reply.
"Then why should he?" I asked
"He is just spoilt, spoilt, spoilt" she said.
"Hey watch your mouth, you're talking about my boy!" I replied.
Brownie sat watching us both with a grin on his face.....I kid you not.
Me? I enjoyed my pancakes too!.