German Apple Pancake

German Apple Pancake

Hello, fall...

Even if you are not quite here yet in California.

I always associate the start of September with fall even though it is technically still summer for 3 more weeks into this month. 

The days of summer are dwindling with darker mornings and earlier sunsets but some days, it's still almost 100º outside so dreams of wearing layers, baking pies and sipping warm drinks are pretty much out of the question for the next few weeks.

But, we are almost there. Peaches are long gone which makes me kind of sad. There were a few days of gorgeous weather and the leaves are starting to change. 

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Minimalist Pancakes

Minimalist Pancakes

It always makes me a little bit sad when my weekend breakfast is the same as my weekday breakfast. 

Some days, that happens because I sleep in rather than wake up early to make something special. Other days, I'm just plain lazy or I don't have the proper ingredients. 

But, in the end, I do wish I had something special because it is the weekend. Since finishing school, I have appreciated not having to spend my Saturdays and Sundays doing homework or God forbid, on campus. 

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Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancake

These days, weekend mornings are a strange mix of my desire to sleep in and my body telling me to wake up because it thinks it's a weekday. 

Or Gus waking up early because he thinks it's a weekday. Silly, silly dog

Sometimes, it's almost better just to get up because going back to sleep feels worse. So in this groggy, "I-need-to-wake-up-now" state, I make fancy breakfasts and tea. Last weekend it was pancakes and this weekend will be french toast because I brought a beautiful braided challah home from work. The weekend before that, it was these Dutch Baby Pancakes. 

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