Coco’s sense of time, or understanding of time, is starting to develop. She uses the phrases “next weekend”, “for a little while” and “for five minutes” a lot in conversations. But “next weekend” is the one she uses in the wrong context and it cracks me up! “Momma, I was playing and I hurt my knee next weekend.” lol
So, to honor this phrase which will only be around a short while –she told me tonight she is a “big girl” and not a baby which made me want to cry– I will tell you what we did next weekend: we made pancakes!
I am trying really hard to get back to eating like we were when I left the States– often grain and sugar-free–and it’s been a long road. So many products that I was used to using aren’t available here so it’s been tough. But I am hell-bent on figuring it out!!! Hell-bent? Where did that phrase come from? So, this past weekend, I mean next weekend, we made some pancakes together.
Coco knows how to crack the eggs so I let her do that part. She also poured the water into the Vitamix. I measured the rest and put them on the griddle. I had to modify the recipe because we didn’t have any coconut flour or maple syrup. I substituted coconut sugar- which was dry for wet- and I’m no cook so clearly the proportions weren’t right, but they turned out good enough. Especially for being sugar and grain-free. But the best part? It felt like old times. We will do this again! Maybe big Sunday breakfasts at home will become our new tradition!