How We Make it Work: Jesus and Pancakes

Like every other household in the world, we have a hard time fitting things in. One that we have found particularly difficult to put into the schedule is time to study the scriptures together. As our kids get older and as work gets more hectic, we no longer are all home after dinner every day. Jon leaves for work early quite often, and he isn’t home by the time the boys and I sit down for a council meeting. We read the Bible as part of that most days.

Jon and I were talking while we were gone to Kansas City a couple of weeks ago, and we realized that we will only have all of these boys under our roof for two and a half more years. We decided to look for a Bible reading plan for our family that will insure that Micah has read and heard the full council of Scripture at least twice more before he leaves this house. We settled on the Bible Project’s Read Scripture app for daily reading assignments, though we are aware that we won’t be successful every day. We’ll try hard, and Jon might miss some of it.

On Sunday morning, we are all home and committed to a slow morning after Saturday night church. Once everyone is up, Breakfast Man make the pancakes and bacon, and we feast on maple syrup and scripture. It isn’t fancy, and it isn’t a perfect plan, but perhaps we can build a daily habit of systematic scripture reading into these boys before they leave us.

Breakfast Man’s Pancakes
Normal-Sized Recipe:

Beat together:

  • 6 eggs
  • 4 c. milk
  • 3 T. butter, melted
  • 6 T sugar
  • 1 t vanilla

Combine in a bigger bowl

  • 4 c. flour (ours is gluten free)
  • 2 heaping T baking powder
  • ½ t. salt

Get your griddle or skillet ready. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix together.

Make pancakes. Add blueberries or chocolate chips if you want.

We make the super-sized version of this, and it makes enough for one big breakfast and six extra cups of batter. Those six cups are divided between two quart mason jars and stuck in the fridge for mid-week waffles. When it is time to make waffles, we add two tablespoons of avocado oil to one of the jars, and whisk it up.

Super Size Version:

Beat together:

  • 8 eggs
  • 5 c. milk
  • 5 T. butter, melted
  • 8 T sugar
  • 2 t vanilla

Combine in a bigger bowl

  • 5 c. flour (ours is gluten free)
  • 3 heaping T baking powder
  • 1 t. salt

Proceed as directed above.

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