Friday, December 24, 2010

The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me...

A- a - Ca - non.
Se - e - ven - Dee!

And while yes, that amazing gift will be bringing me Joy for the next seventy years or so,

It was not what I picked for my Joy yesterday.

It was, in the moment, an even better gift.

Egg Nog Pancakes.

Eldest was able to venture out for the first time yesterday.  
She needed to buy gifts for her sisters and find a Christmas outfit.

If you have ever been to a city where there is only one mall?
You will understand what I mean, when I say it feels as though you've won the lottery if there is a parking spot.

After a few hours of trying on, pondering, and choosing, Eldest and I received a text.

Supper is ready.

We're having Pancakes.

Eggnog pancakes.

Let's just say they were  t.h.e.  b.e.s.t.  t.a.s.t.i.n.g.  p.a.n.c.a.k.e.s.  ever!

I just kept saying...
Oh this is definitely my Joy today.
These are Joy filled pancakes.
And then I burst out into Joy To The World...

After I was finished serenading my family I quickly grabbed the last pancake before Eldest could, and told The Agronomist: 

You are the best husband a hungry girl could ask ever ask for.

To which The Agronomist observed from his place in the living room.

It would seem, The Agronomist, is the reason for much of your Joy these days?
And I replied  mfph glph murmmmer mumble mumble.

Because my mouth was still Joy full.

I've included the recipe below because this kind of Joy needs to be shared.
It's a little Christmas present from me to you!

Eggnog Pancakes

Grandmaman's Pancakes (special Egg Nog edition)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 beaten egg
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Egg Nog

Mix all together.  It will be quite thick but don't worry.  Stir until some lumps still remain and let sit for five minutes (this makes them fluffier).  Place by large serving spoon on hot griddle.

Tip: Grandmaman's trick is to have tonnes of butter in the pan so the edges are nice and golden.

Become the most popular mom/dad on the block and serve these at some point during the holidays.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a little dose of Joy each day.

We are looking forward to decorating for Baby Jesus' birthday, and baking a birthday cake.
The streamers and balloons are going to festoon the dining room (I have always wanted to use the word festoon : ) and in the birthday boys honour, we will perhaps share a gift or two.

A Merry Christmas To All and To All A Good Night!


Thank you to everyone who shared their awesome Joyfilled posts and photos below!

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  1. Merry Christmas Dana! Hope you have a fun-filled holiday {I am sure you will} Glad the Eldest can venture out, and hope the birthday boy will have fun with his balloon filled party!

    Thanks for the virtual "friendship", glad one of us will have a white Christmas:)


  2. I am baking a Christmas birthday cake even as I type. Happy birthday to your birthday child and may you all have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Merry Christmas Dana! Thanks for spreading the JOY this season. :))

  4. Sounds yummy! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. That is an inspired idea! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

  6. Yum!! Love new recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Happy Birthday baby Jesus.
    Thanks for sharing JoY this season.
    Merry Christmas, Dana!

  8. Oh, those pancakes and that gingerbread house. How could that ever not bring joy? My heart and stomach are always connected.

  9. So glad your daughter's recovery kicked in before Christmas came!



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