Wednesday, May 11, 2011

breakfast oh breakfast

So sadly Beau doesn't like to cook much. 
It takes a lot to get him into the kitchen.
But, there is one thing that he always makes...pancakes.
Why is he always the one to make these, you may ask?
Because I burn them. 
Can I admit something to you? I sometimes do it on purpose.
I find that he is MUCH more willing to make food if he knows that I am terrible at it. 
That's been my trick in getting him to make pancakes AND eggs. 
Good strategy, huh?

Anyhow, we had delicious pancakes and homemade strawberry syrup 
for breakfast the other morning.   
I don't usually have fresh strawberries at home, only because they are ridiculously expensive. 
But, the grocery store was having a buy-one-get-one-free sale this week and I had to jump on it.
So I made my first ever homemade strawberry syrup. Not only was it amazingly delicious and easy, but it made our house smell absolutely heavenly. Seriously, I wish my house could smell like that everyday.  Mmmmm.

Want to make your own homemade strawberry syrup? 
In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water and 1/2-1 cup of sugar (I used 1/2 a cup and it was perfect). Bring to a boil.  Slowly add in 1 1/2-2 cups of mashed strawberries.  Bring back to a boil and then reduce heat to low an simmer for about 10 minutes.  If the sauce needs to thicken, add a tsp of cornstarch mixed in a small amount of water and add to saucepan for the last minute.  Use over pancakes, angel food cake, or anything else you like.  Enjoy!


Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! That looks amazing! I love strawberries.

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

Candace- that looks incredible!!! Thanks for posting the recipe. I would love to use this sometime with crepes or angel food cake (like you suggested!) :)

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

You're making my mouth water! I will be trying this for sure! and you're not alone.. I burn pancakes too/am too scared to set our sensitive fire alarm off again so I always make my boyfriend cook them for me!

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

YUM! I love breakfast food at anytime of day- it's my favorite! Your story about pancakes and Beau is too funny, that's pretty clever on your part! haha.

Kimberlee said... Best Blogger Tips

Best way to eat pancakes is topped with strawberry syrup. Yum.

Courtney B said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh YUM! Thank you for the recipe, I'm totally going to make it!

And Eric makes the pancakes in our home as well :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

You always take such GORGEOUS pictures! Never even thought about making pancakes from scratch - what a great idea!

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that looks great! Much more delicious than the cereal I'm currently eating!