Thursday, March 25, 2010

How To Keep Tiny Love Happy

Sugar, starting at breakfast. It is really that simple. Tiny Love enjoys her morning sugar in all forms--french toast, cinnamon-sugar toast, crazy-sweet cereal, oatmeal with lots of brown SUGAR. However, if you want to make her really happy, feed her Oatmeal Pancakes with homemade strawberry syrup...
Make the pancakes using the recipe linked above. It is the absolute best, and how could it not be when made by a woman known as "Hillbilly Housewife?" To make the syrup, go pick strawberries at a local berry farm, hull them, boil them and freeze them for eight months in a simple syrup made of honey and water. Okay, don't. But that's what I did. You could, I suppose, just boil fresh or frozen berries from the grocery store in simple syrup of honey and water.

Simple Strawberry syrup

1 bag of frozen berries
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. water
1 tsp. lemon juice

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to boiling over medium high heat. Boil until it thickens, stirring often. I can't say how long, as it will depend on whether the berries are fresh or frozen, but probably about 15 minutes..
As it boils, use a potato masher or a fork to break the berries up. Serve over pancakes or as an ice cream topping.

Then watch Tiny Love swoon:

Obviously, they were disgusting :)

But, if you don't have time to do all of that, just do this for breakfast, and you will have one happy Tiny.


  1. So cute! I can't wait to squeeze her. I love to read your stuff. You are so talented. Love you. Mommy

  2. that much sugar and that small of a child....OH MY!!! :)