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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Celebrating Birthdays

Around our house, we begin our birthday celebrations at breakfast.  Today is my oldest daughter's 23rd birthday.  Wow, she's 23, when did that happen??

This tradition began years ago when I found this adorable tea cup and saucer.  

Shortly afterwards, I found this cute plate.  It just screamed party to me when I saw it.  So, I grabbed it up and added other pieces to the celebration dish family.  Since we usually go out to eat for the birthday dinner and wouldn't be eating at home to use the dishes, I decided they would be perfect to use for breakfast. 

Before the big day, I ask the birthday girl what she would like for her birthday breakfast.  We have three daughters and, it's funny, each has their favorite combination but they all agree that sausage or bacon MUST be included.  

Another favorite request is biscuits with Mamaw's sausage and gravy.  My mother is an expert gravy maker as was her mother before her.  I'm learning.  I can't say it's always perfect but it's getting there.

This morning's request was pancakes with homemade chocolate syrup and sausage.  

Did you know that if you add a splash of maple flavoring to your pancake batter, they'll taste even better?  

Yeah, like pancakes need to taste even better.  Heaven help us.

There was also good ol' maple syrup on the table for those who may have been deprived as a child and never experienced homemade chocolate syrup on hot buttery pancakes.  

Sadly, they just don't know what their missing.  Let's have a moment of silence for them.  


I'm pretty sure pancakes smothered in butter and saturated with hot, chocolate syrup is a little taste of heaven on earth.  

Just sayin' :)

Well, happy birthday to Number 1!  We love you and hope you're having a great day!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

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  1. Now that's a really sweet tradition - love the dishes! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  2. I love birthdays! I think your special dishes tradition is very sweet. We also give the birthday boy or girl a special breakfast. In fact, they get to choose all the meals that day. Also a great tip about adding maple syrup to pancake batter. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!



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