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Making Breakfast "FuN" on the weekends


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Our weekend mornings are a bit different around here. I guess you could say that we break the "rules" of healthy eating and pull out the donuts. We love to go to our local donut man down the street. He is only open in the morning and has a large variety of pastries and donuts. My kids love to pick the ones with all the icing and the ones with the most sprinkles! It 's a bit of a tradition and it makes our weekend mornings a bit different from the "week".

Of course, after leaving the donut man's shop, I have to make a quick stop to get a hot
latte and usually vanilla milk for the kids.

Saturday mornings= Lattes for me!

We have also been known around here to throw in some chocolate chips in the pancakes on weekends and make funny faces with the batter on the grill(sprinkles make pancakes special too!). All these special little treats make our weekend mornings fun and different.

But, if I had my way every weekend, I would go out for breakfast. It's one of my favorite meals to eat out. We do not do it very often unless we have a soccer game or something special but it's always a delight when we do! I just love anyone's coffee but mine. My coffee that I make at home just isn't the same "out"....I feel that way about pancakes too!

What is something different you do on the weekends with your family?

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103 comments:

  1. Weekends are different..
    we sleep in until around 9a.m...
    (a luxury for hubs the physician!)
    up, have coffee and read the paper, and chat..
    he works on charts,I check e-mail..
    around 11, we have a breakfast/brunch..
    complete with juice,
    1/2 grapefruit
    2 eggs each,bacon or sausage,
    grits or hash-browns
    toast and jam/marmalade.
    I have milk, he has juice
    I like to put the drinks in the freezer while cooking breakfast. served from the freezer, the drinks are slightly frozen, more like a slurpee.. delicious!
    afterwards..
    we do whatever we have on the agenda.
    the breakfast keeps us energized until dinner time!
    Sometimes we go out for breakfast..
    but I truly enjoy our weekend breakfasts at home..just the two of us, having REAL conversation..with no external interruptions..
    other than the felines quietly staring, hoping for a dropped tidbit!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  2. On the weekends we love pancakes or cinnamon buns.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. We make breakfast burritos on Saturday mornings- love them! If it's a holiday, I make pancakes in different shapes (trees, gingerbread men, pumpkins, flowers, etc.) and decorate with candies.

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  4. We have rituals for each day! On Saturday, we normally go to a small Cuban bakery and restaurant that has been in business for years and years and years and get Cuban Toast and Cafe con Leches. If you have never had one, visit FL and find the shadiest, oldest looking Cuban restaurant you can find - they always have the best.
    On Sunday, my husband makes his award-winning pancakes - just like grandma's :) And IF we have already had a workout in, we add chocolate chips to a couple before church :)

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  5. Saturday evenings we have a picnic on our living room floor for dinner and then watch a movie. My husband and I have been doing this since we were first married.

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  6. We enjoy sleeping in later than normal, then we, usually, go out for lunch as a family. Spending time together is what counts!

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  7. I usually work night shift on the weekends (I'm a nurse), so breakfast on those days is definitely special, in that I don't have to cook it or clean it :) At least one of those days, I stop by Panera and get a cinnamon crunch bagel for my hubby, an asaigo cheese one for me, chocolate chip cookies for two kids and a cinnamon roll for the other. And always a cup of their fresh-squeezed OJ to drink on the way home. They love to see me walk in the door, and while they're busy eating, I stumble into my bedroom to sleep!

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  8. Our weekend favorite is waffles, eggs, and juice! During the weekdays it’s usually something quick!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  9. Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/25841043204

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  10. Weekday mornings are usually busier. Weekend mornings start a bit later, and are usually more laid back. More time to cook...and enjoy :)

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  11. Usually on a weekend my 4 y.o. son and I make a simple breakfast bread with raisins, candied ginger, and pineapple. He measures the flour very carefully and reminds me to put in the baking powder and a pinch of salt. He always begs for a taste of sugar (which I always decline). He also gets to mix- his favorite part. He also loves to grease the bread pan and most of all he loves to lick the spoon afterwards. The only thing is he can never wait for it to bake or cool down- he is ready to eat as soon as it gets in the oven.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  12. Usually I try to make muffins... nothing fancy but something that does take a little more time than I have on weekdays.

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  13. We usually make a big breakfast on weekends. Our favorite family pancakes, eggs and bacon.

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  14. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/25908600314

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  15. We usually go out to eat on Sunday mornings--on the later side--Bob Evens has some stuffed pancakes that I love. On Saturday's everyone kind of does their own thing because we get up at different times.

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  16. http://twitter.com/fostertam/status/25914429241

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  17. During the week it's pretty much the same, cereal or toast, muffin, something simple. On the weekend however we do like to make something bigger. Pancakes or homemade waffles are a favorite, so are what my kids like to call a farmhouse buffet. We make a big batch of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon and toast. Everything goes on the table at once and for some reason the kids really enjoy that! :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway, very nice of you :)

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  18. we like sleeping late! as far as breakfast goes, its normally cereal or oatmeal

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. shared on twitter !

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/25950657380

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. We make crepes on the weekends! Yummo!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  21. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/25999083684

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  22. My husband likes to make Saturday breakfast and I get to choose the menu…anything from blueberry pancakes to french toast or eggs!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  23. I usually make biscuits or pancakes on the weekend. I love a hot breakfast when I have time for it.
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  24. We usually sleep a little later on the weekends. I like to make something for breakfast and then eat it in bed - even if it is a bowl or cereal or peanut butter toast. I also love pancakes! If we leave early to run errands, we might stop at Einsten Bros. for a bagel or Chick-Fil-A for a chicken biscuit. Yum!

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  25. We actually sit down together on the weekends to eat brunch. During the week it is too insane and that way we have more time to enjoy each other's company.
    tamben7996(at0aol(dot)com

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  26. Weekends are the only day of the week we actually have breakfast together. During the week there's little time for everyone to sit around and eat since we're all running around trying to get ready to go to work or school. However, on the weekend, the pace is slower and we MAKE time to spend time together.

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  27. We live a little on the unhealthy side too!
    We make choc chip pancakes, french toast...coffee's with yummy flavorings!
    And bacon!
    Yea....we love weekends!

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  28. I love to bake on the weekends (when it's not too hot!) - some fresh muffins or scones really make the weekends special!

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  29. We take the time to make a larger breakfast than we do on the weekdays! That usually means a big batch of pancakes and/or french toast and accompaniments. Everyone sits around the table together to enjoy the meal!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  30. The grandkids can get up whenever they want on Sat mornings; I pretty well let them choose what they want for breakfast. I will have three grandsons sleeping over tonight so I am making a fav blueberry french toast casserole

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  31. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/26067540108

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  32. I would say our family's favorite weekend breakfast is pancakes and bacon--maybe eggs, too! Thanks!
    kmassman gmail

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  33. Weekends are definitely different! Weekends means more time! Weekend usually means French Toast and Fresh seasonal fruits prepped by the entire family. Weekends also means everyone is comfortably in their jammies eating breakfast. :)

    abitnerdygirl @ gmail dot com

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  34. Kids are grown but they carry on as we did. Breakfast is a family time and there is no difference between weekday and weekend.

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  35. tweet http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/26113176976

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  36. My favorite weekend breakfast is bacon and eggs. On weekdays it’s a protein shake.

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  37. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/26116457402

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  38. We usually make things on weekends that we don’t have time to make during the week like steel cut oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, french toast, poached eggs, etc.

    emilynwins [atgmail]dotcom

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  39. We have more time on Saturdays to make a big breakfast. I like French Toast and bacon, and my granddaughter always wants her Grandpa to make his special oatmeal.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  40. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/26126963374
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  41. We sometimes put blueberry faces in our pancakes. As a special treat, we sometime top them off with fruit sauces and whipped cream.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

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  42. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/26128047010

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  43. most saturdays we have breakfast at the bagel shop
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  44. Some weekends we treat ourselves to fresh donuts from the bakery in town.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  45. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/26131215497
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  46. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-great-blogher-giveaway.html

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  47. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/26145198016

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  48. Weekend we sleep in and have pancakes and bacon for breakfast

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  49. I let my boys pour ladles of batter on the griddle to help make our pancakes on Sunday mornings.

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  50. We often make fun breakfasts like pink colored chocolate chip pancakes, or green tinted scrambled eggs and ham :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  51. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/26180140587

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  52. I'm much more inclined to make a big breakfast on the weekend. I'm not saying this happens often, but at least I'm more inclined to do so. ;)

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  53. We have a tradition every Sunday morning. Dad makes breakfast for all of us. Usually pancakes or something else delicious. My girls are nearly grown now but they still wake up delighted to sit with us and have a special breakfast together on Sunday morning.... :)

    deeandco3 at gmail dot com

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  54. Tweet: http://twitter.com/ATweetMom/status/26189545176



    deeandco3 at gmail dot com

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  55. During the week I make sure the kids get the healthy good for you breakfasts but on the weekends it's "let them eat cake" time (literally)!
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  56. tweeted too! http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/26194057098
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  57. We try to make weekends special by spending all day together. The week is broken up by school and work. It is so wonderful getting to spend all day together.

    rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

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  58. We have more time on the weekends so we eat a bigger meal...we love eggs and gravy/biscuit and bacon...the list goes on


    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. Breakfast is definately less healthy around here on the weekend. Lots of fried potatoes, eggs and bacon.

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  60. Weekend mornings are more relaxed. I get to linger over coffee and sometimes when all of the stars are alligned just right, the man of the house might even take care of making breakfast.
    ..

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  61. We will make a big breakfast on the weekends. Eggs, toast, juice, bacon. The works and we all eat at the table. During the week it's cereal- that's all we have time for.

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  62. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/26210400926

    thanks!

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  63. On the weekdays we have cereal and toast and on the weekends we have eggs, bacon and pancakes.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  64. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/26211180132

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  65. We all sleep in and eat pancakes! scg00387 at yahood ot com

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  66. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/26212122630 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  67. Our weekend favorite is eggs, bacon, toast!

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  68. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/26212357498

    Thanks so much

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  69. Weekends are different because they are much more relaxes and we have a bigger, yummier brekafast that the kids usually help out with.
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

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  70. Last Christmas the gift that I really wanted was a double burner griddle so I can make blueberry pancakes on the weekends. I love that griddle..it's making memories! The only time I make pancakes is weekends since it takes more time and makes much more mess!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  71. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/26216470421

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  72. Sunday is our morning. We sleep in, get up around 10.30 and then make ourselves a big plate of fried potato and fried eggs. Yum.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  73. On weekend mornings my parents would make us pancakes with bacon or sometimes omelets. Weekdays featured more cereal and oatmeal. Also, we enjoyed two hours of extra sleep! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  74. tweeted http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/26238608886

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  75. No kids. I start all my days with a smoothie. Fruits change, but basically the same drink because I like it. I usually try to sleep in on weekends. Doesn't always work, but I try.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  76. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-100-week-3.html

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  77. On the weekends, hubby gets up and cooks breakfast!! Usually an omelet or french toast...or strawberry pancakes!!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  78. tweet
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/26244107653
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  79. Weekends are for sleeping later and cooking big breakfast! Love them!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  80. Tweeted giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/26262111345
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  81. We all wake up at different times, so breakfast and mornings are the same around her, you eat when you get up. Every once in a while I may cook a big breakfast and they will heat it up whenever they wake up.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  82. tweeted
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/26262463817

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  83. Since we work different hours we rarely see each other before noon and one of us is usually on the way to work. Occasionally we will get together to have breakfast at a 24 hour coffee shop but it isn't usually in the morning.

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  84. My daughter and I usually go out for breakfast after we wake up late.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  85. Since I'm retired, weekdays and weekends are pretty much the same :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. On Sunday we sleep in then have a relaxed breakfast of bacon and eggs or waffles!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/26292110252
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. On the weekends, I will make dinosaur pancakes for the family. We also get up a little later than usual. If I could, I wouldn't wake up till noon!

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  89. http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/26303288336

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  90. Often my husband makes breakfast on the weekends--usually from scratch but even if it's cereal, at least it's not my responsibility!
    whitbrit AT gmail DOT com

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  91. I LOVE WEEKENDS BECAUSE WE'RE ALL TOGETHER AND LAUGHING I LOVE IT kytah00@yahoo.com

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  92. TWEETED GIVEAWAY! http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/26305834689 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  93. We get to sleep later, so I'm actually human. We have a nice leisurely breakfast of pancakes or waffles on weekends.

    bsw529 at gmail dot com

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  94. I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/26309529667

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  95. Weekends are amazing because we are all home. Also because we all sleep as long as we like. We do whatever we want on the weekends. Some weekends we get up and make an extravagant breakfast with migas or breakfast burritos or pancakes or omelets. Other weekends we leave it to my daughter to amaze us with her Pillsbury orange rolls.

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  96. I like to eat pretty healthy during the week: For breakfast I make a yogurt parfait to enjoy at work - lowfat vanilla yogurt, frozen raspberries (which thaw by my break) and healthy homemade granola. On the weekend, I change it up with a breakfast sandwich consisting of a toasted/buttered english muffin, scrambled eggs with some roasted garlic and a slice of sharp cheddar. Don't forget the coffee! :)

    I'm with you though... if I had my way, I would go out for breakfast every weekend!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  97. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/26327805318
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  98. i love to make strawberry pancake and we get to spend more time together

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  99. Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/26384508850

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  100. We like to sleep in, eat a 'fun' breakfast such as French toast or waffles, and go to the park.

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  101. we sleep in and have things like homemade pancakes or waffles

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  102. We actually make breakfast (omelets, french toast, pancakes) & sit at the table together and talk
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  103. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/26414183314
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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