Just Another Saturday….

This past weekend ended up being very relaxing…love those!  We started the morning with breakfast on our patio.  I made the most delicious pancakes, home made whipped cream and of course sliced up some beautiful strawberries.

It was my first time making Whipped Cream and had I known it was this easy, I would have never purchased the frozen junk at the store, that of course is filled with a million bazillion bad for you things.

Whipped Cream Topping: 

1 cup Whipping Cream

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1-2 tbsp Powdered Sugar


In a large bowl (I used my kitchenaid mixer) whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in Vanilla and Sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

Cook’s Tip: Brian and I thought it needed to be sweeter – so I would start with 1 tbsp of sugar, and add more if you need to. We liked it more around 2 tbsp’s.



These gorgeous strawberries were sliced using an egg slicer – have you ever played around with your egg slicer before? I use mine to cut up olives, mushrooms, strawberries, bananas, kiwi and more! I think it’s been used to slice up strawberries more than it has for eggs!


The pancakes of course were cooked on my lovely griddle that my husband bought me.  Of course I only saw the HUGE spiderweb that was on the bottom corner of it AFTER we were done eating….oh well… we are all supposed to eat so many spiders in our lifetime anyways…right?




I so enjoyed eating outside and chatting with my husband. We rarely get to eat breakfast together, let alone be able to sit and just talk leisurely over breakfast. It was a gorgeous morning here in Texas for it!





What did you do this weekend? Anything fun?

Make it a GRATE Day!




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