Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Make a Weekend Treat Any Day of the Week

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How do your weekend mornings differ from your weekday mornings? Well, on the weekend I get to sleep in while my husband and kids get up and make pancakes or some other yummy breakfast that we simply don't have time for during the hectic week. My kids are so sweet--they try to let me sleep as long as possible! But I can't resist getting up and joining my crew in the bustling kitchen.

Actually, none of that is true. It does truly describe my dearest fantasy, though. Saturdays and Sundays start just like any other day--with an unreasonable request from Ellen. The impossibility of fulfilling her request is met with disappointment and anger. Many Saturdays Sam goes off to some scouting thing and Christian goes off to do something for someone else, it could be anyone, really.  I start doing laundry and chores and get mad that no one else is doing anything.  Sometimes I'll spend the whole day like that. Maggie cleans the kitchen. Ben cleans out the cat litter. Ellen vacillates between being a nightmare and being so charming that everyone gives her her way. One thing is for sure though: she never does any work. She won't pick things up because it "makes her hands hurt."  Usually everyone is on board by lunch time and I cheer up when Christian brings me a picnic lunch of fast food. Food always cheers me up which could be the reason I'm fat. I'm not a scientist! Just kidding. I'm not fat. Because I eat cereal every day and it makes me skinny. Bon appetit!


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133 comments:

  1. On the weekends we love pancakes or cinnamon buns.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. On the weekends we eat cereal for lunch, mostly because when you don't roll out of bed until 10 or 11, there's not a lot of time to eat breakfast. I usually spend the morning cleaning in my jammies, anyway.

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  3. It's good to know your love currency.

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  4. My husband makes my kids pancakes or waffles from scratch pretty much every morning, including school days. I'm totally serious. I know, it's hard to believe. My love currency is money in $100 increments.

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  5. We eat cereal every day of the week, although sometimes we have bagels. We often eat pancakes or waffles for dinner, which is my husbands favorite meal.

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  6. Cereal becomes my favorite night time treat and Saturdays are all about French Toast!!

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  7. Don't fix what ain't broke. We eat cereal every day of the week. Because it's delicious. And my children can feed it to themselves.

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  8. Yesterday my kids (4 & 2) fixed themselves breakfast ... Leftover cake balls. I could blame it on being sick or just admit that the bar can't get much lower.

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  9. I had cake for breakfast before I brushed my teeth. I blame my baby for this in a good way, meaning, if it wasn't for my baby, I wouldn't have discovered how delicious cake is in the morning.

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  10. I love cereal and I would love to win $100, so I guess my comment belongs here.

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  11. I remember that PSA! I miss those.

    Cereal is my favorite dinner when I just don't want to cook anymore.

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  12. I would like to win $100 just to buy more cereal so I can get skinny...

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  13. Obviously I am not buying enough cereal...

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  14. Could I win the $100 this week, please?
    I SAID PLEASE!

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  15. I have an Ellen too! My 4-yr-old asks for a granola bar for breakfast, I open one for her, she takes one look and decides it's not for her. Now she wants cereal. I let her choose which one, put it in a bowl sans milk, and she doesn't want that either and gets ANGRY. I see it in her eyes: "How could you POSSIBLY think I would eat THAT?" Look, little missy, you're the one piloting this crazy plane, not me. Which is why the cereal is sans milk. I know that 2 hrs later, she'll want that exact bowl I made for her, so it patiently waits on the counter. Crunchy today, crunchy yesterday.

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  16. My husband always begs to make ME pancakes, but I'm totally not a pancakey person. Or waffles. Or any other just-add-syrup breakfasts. So cereal it is!

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  17. Food makes me happy, too. And so does money, I've discovered.

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  18. At my sister's house, Saturday is the "Binge on Sugar Cereal Day" and she pulls out all the stops. Her boys can put away half a box each - easy and the oldest is only 7. At my house, every day is sugar ceareal day. Except when it isn't and then it's breakfast pastry day (aka pop tart day).

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  19. My youngest helper always says, "I'm too tired!" I wonder where he gets that from? :)

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  20. my husband begins to hint that we could use a trip to the grocery store when he notices his cereal supply is low. that's how we gauge our food supply, hah.

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  21. Not that I plan on winning anymore, because I know I won't, but my son had half a container of Pringles for breakfast today.

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  22. I had half a poptart and some dry cereal for breakfast...I'm thinking Pringles and cake balls would be just as good.

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  23. This is me posting a comment! Hey, it's $100.00
    That will buy a whole lot of cereal!

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  24. I love your blog because it is so real and it makes me feel better about what goes on at my house. When I read your first paragraph I was getting a large sinking feeling in my stomach, because that beautiful scenario definitely does not happen in my house. I thought I was going to have to go relate to someone else. Then I read your next paragraph and heaved a big sigh of relief. That sounds more like my life. :)

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  25. Our weekend favorite is waffles, eggs, and juice! During the weekdays it’s usually something quick!

    pittsy82@Hotmail.com

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  26. Because I am a fattie who loves food too much, I now have to eat weight loss shakes (the cheap ones from Costco...none of this fancy, expensive Slimfast or Special K stuff) for breakfast during the week. I splurge with some oatmeal or whole wheat (blech) cereal on the weekends. I'd kill for some Frosted Flakes.

    sparklebot.troubletron at gmail.com

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  27. I love cereal. Cereal could be Saturday breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And my kids would prefer it so.

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  28. Oh, we LOVE French Toast!Weekday mornings are usually busier. Weekend mornings start a bit later, and are usually more laid back. More time to cook...and enjoy :)

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  29. I think what makes me most angry about that video clip is that there is no way that grape is going to stay on top of the banana.

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  30. Breakfast for dinner is usually the only time I cook breakfast. Sometimes breakfast for dinner is cereal.

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  31. That was a weird PSA, and a "Saturday" sounds kind of gross to me. Why is the yogurt lumpy?

    We eat tons of pancakes on the weekend, processed white flour and refined white sugar all the way.

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  32. Our kids are grown so everyday is a weekend really. I stay up late and get up late and have coffee and Stella Dora for breakfast. Sometimes we have pancakes or waffles on the weekends though and my husband always makes them :)

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  33. I tweeted about your giveaway here http://twitter.com/sweetiessweeps/status/25860295109

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  34. I totally remember that PSA! Even then I didn't think it looked very good. A banana in a pineapple ring? And who has that around the house anyway, the pineapple, not the banana.

    Crazy.

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  35. Just crossing my fingers for the money. I swear, I'd use it to buy more cold cereal! Ok, I'm lying. Actually, mama wants some new shoes.

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  36. I enjoy the Saturdays where I wake up late and find my husband has taken all the girls to get donuts.

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  37. I really enjoyed the comments about the lumpy yogurt and the "saturday" looking less than appealing but I have to say Layne's gripe about the grape (sorry that was truly awful but I had to do it) is the one that made me laugh the most because that's exactly what would've made me mad when I was a kid. And now all I can think of is what will you do with the rest of the can of opened pineapple and the other half of the banana?

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  38. I could use some cash to spend Saturday Morning hiding from my family in the safe haven of Nordstrom's Shoe Department.

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  39. stop not picking me! hey, guess what? my almost-9-year-old daughter made cheesy scrambeld eggs, toast, juice, and sausage patties for breakfast on Sunday AND cleaned up the mess. It's a new day at my house, people!

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  40. we love pancakes for breakfast!

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  41. When I was little, my mom made me a healthy, hot breakfast every day, while I craved cold cereal. As a mom, I happily serve cold cereal; but of course my kids want a hot breakfast. Oh, the irony! ($100 would ease the pain...)

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  42. Usually I try to make muffins... nothing fancy but something that does take a little more time than I have on weekdays.

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  43. We are much lazier on the weekends and don't eat breakfast right away. I like to whip up some blueberry pancakes with some lite sausage--everyone loves it.

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  44. http://twitter.com/fostertam/status/25918534946

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  45. During the week it's pretty much the same, cereal or toast, muffin, something simple. On the weekend however we do like to make something bigger. Pancakes or homemade waffles are a favorite, so are what my kids like to call a farmhouse buffet. We make a big batch of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon and toast. Everything goes on the table at once and for some reason the kids really enjoy that! :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway, very nice of you :)

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  46. A fastfood lunch picnic sounds dreamy.

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  47. Eggs make me feel better about mornings. I feel even better now that my oldest can cook them.

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  48. I eat cereal any time of day, while pregnant I eat it before bed. Pancakes or waffles are usually reserved for sleeping-in weekends.

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  49. Negotiating "unreasonable requests" is Margaret's way of keeping me young! And Hugh's! Bring on the waffles! Oh, you wanted pancakes? Sure, I can make homemade steel oats, too!

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  50. We usually have oatmeal during the week but on a weekend my 4 y.o. son and I make a simple breakfast bread with raisins, candied ginger, and pineapple. He measures the flour very carefully and reminds me to put in the baking powder and a pinch of salt. He always begs for a taste of sugar (which I always decline). He also gets to mix- his favorite part. He also loves to grease the bread pan and most of all he loves to lick the spoon afterwards. The only thing is he can never wait for it to bake or cool down- he is ready to eat as soon as it gets in the oven.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  51. We make crepes on the weekends! Yummo!
    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  52. Usually we make pancakes instead of have cold cereal.

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  53. I ate Cocoa Krispies for dinner last night. :)

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  54. My husband likes to make Saturday breakfast and I get to choose the menu…anything from blueberry pancakes to french toast or eggs!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  55. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/26001310502

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  56. More chores than M-F. I blame it on the fact I'm completely useless when I come home from work though.
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  57. When I ask my youngest to do anything work related, he looks at me and says no, you do it mommy. He also won't get his own cereal in the morning. I have to do it all for the little 5 yr old. At least he eats it, mostly.

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  58. My husband TRIES to let me sleep in on the weekends, but having kids has wreaked so much havoc on my body that "sleeping in" for me is 8:30. I hope to remedy that when my kids are old enough to get their own dang breakfasts.

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  59. On the weekends I will make biscuits & gravy, or eggs, bacon, hash browns for big brunches. That is the only time we have time together to really sit down and enjoy spending time together as a family.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. We usually sleep a little later on the weekends. I like to make something for breakfast and then eat it in bed - even if it is a bowl or cereal or peanut butter toast. I also love pancakes! If we leave early to run errands, we might stop at Einsten Bros. for a bagel or Chick-Fil-A for a chicken biscuit. Yum!

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  61. We get up much later and actually all sit down together! WE have a much more substantial breakfast also, like bacon and eggs or waffles.
    CalifKitties (AT) aol.com

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  62. We like to sleep in and eat a big breakfast.
    I usually cook favorites like muffins, fried potatoes and sausage!

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  63. on weekends we have cereal or oatmeal

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. tweet

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/26034611263

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. Weekends just mean more time - to enjoy my coffee, to bake some muffins, to relax while I eat my breakfast. Ahhhh.

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  66. I would say our family's favorite weekend breakfast is pancakes and bacon--maybe eggs, too! Thanks!
    kmassman gmail

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  67. Sundays are great for sleeping in and having a big late breakfast of bacon and eggs, waffles and OJ :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/26102222447
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Being retired, weekdays and weekends are pretty much the same :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. My favorite weekend breakfast is bacon and eggs. On weekdays it’s a protein shake.

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  71. We usually have cereal and a banana during the week. Weekends we might take more time to enjoy french toast and cinnamon with lots of syrup.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

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  72. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/26136142952

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  73. Routine is up, pee, walk the dog, read scriptures, family prayer and then breakfast. We start our day as a family around the table discussing the day ahead.

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  74. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/26142494508

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  75. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/26147530534

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  76. blog post http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-great-blogher-giveaway.html

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  77. We love to eat breakfast together,don't happen often enough.

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. we're cereal peeps most mornings (since that's they only way any of us consume milk), but saturday mornings often find us reverting to young co-ed days of eating leftover take-out or donuts or lunch. i just try to add a banana.

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  79. On weekends everyone can get up when they want to and pretty well have whatever they want for breakfast; I still get up early so I can have a quiet time for Bible reading and have my breakfast. Then I am ready to greet everyone else cheerfully as they get up.

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  80. The weekends are about the same as weekdays..

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  81. tweeted http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/26170087202

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  82. On the weekends we love pancakes and bacon

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  83. I let my boys pour ladles of batter on the griddle to help make our pancakes on Sunday mornings.

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  84. My granddaughter is with us on the weekend. She insists that her Grandpa make his special oatmeal with peaches or bananas.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  85. Tweet.
    http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/26177570891
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  86. We LOVE chocolate chip pancakes on the weekend! :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  87. During the week, cereal rules our house at breakfast time most often because everyone is rushing around but on the weekends it is different. We have a tradition every Sunday morning. Dad makes breakfast for all of us. Usually pancakes or something else delicious. My girls are nearly grown now but they still wake up delighted to sit with us and have a special breakfast together on Sunday morning.


    deeandco3 at gmail dot com

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  88. We're Smoothie junkies in my house and on the weekends I let the kids make their own ...of course the kitchen ends up looking like a fruit nuclear bomb went off but they have the rest of the day to clean it (because I refuse to!)
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  89. I have more time on the weekend, so I like to make my famous banana-nut pancakes! YUM(and gives me a reason to use up the almost bad bananas lol)

    I also slow cook pulled pork in my slow cooker and have some to freeze for leftovers!

    Baking is also a specialty of mine..I just saw a neat Halloween recipe online for “witches brooms” with crescent rolls! fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/26205345607

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Around our house it is usually cereal. josiecroix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. We make waffles on the weekend & everyother week we let the kids mix in the special addins . its fun to see what their lil minds come up with birdson@roadrunner.com

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  93. Our family loves cereal so much, that sometimes we have it for dinner.

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  94. On the weekends, our breakfast is more comlicated and less healthy than during the week. Bacon, pancakes and fried eggs!

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  95. During the week we all have cereal because it's all we have time for. On the weekend we go all out with omelettes, toast, juice, and bacon. I make waffles and pancakes sometimes as well.
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  96. Weekend breakfasts are more relaxed. I get to linger over coffee and sometimes when all of the stars are alligned just right, the man of the house might even take care of making breakfast.
    ..Weekdays are more like hurry up, grab something and go.

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  97. I usually try to sleep in on weekends. Doesn't always work, but I try.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  98. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-100-week-3.html

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  99. Weekdays we usually eat cereal while the weekends we eat eggs, bacon and pancakes or waffles

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  100. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/26219192347

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  101. Weekends my daughter and I like to experiment with different breakfast dishes. While I sometimes make the traditional pancakes or eggs and bacon, we sometimes find a recipe online and give it a whirl together. We've made some yummy breakfast casseroles and omelets with recipes we've found online. It also gives us a chance to talk and is teaching my 14 year old some great kitchen techniques too

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  102. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/26220028343

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  103. We love eating waffles and sausages! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  104. Our weekends are almost as busy as our week days since we have sporting activities. So, not much differs except that we try to treat ourselves once in awhile and we’ll get fresh donuts or make homemade pancakes.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  105. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/26224776342
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  106. Loved your intro...and, if it's true what they say about "misery loves company" -- I just had to laugh about your reality. Sorry.
    I pretty much love the morning and I don't mind making breakfast the one or two days a week that everyone would be able to sit and enjoy it.
    French toast and bacon are favorite in this house. The kids and I also love cinnamon rolls and muffins, but they don't usually get made early enough to eat for breakfast.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  107. We love cereal and almost all breakfast foods. I could eat breakfast anytime of the day for any meal. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/26226199360

    thanks

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  109. On weekend mornings my parents would make us pancakes with bacon or sometimes omelets. Now I make those for myself and my nieces whenever they visit. Weekdays feature more cereal and oatmeal. :) Two hours of extra sleep as well!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  110. tweeted http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/26240661339

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  111. hubby takes over cooking for me on the weekend...and between him and our daughter, I usually end up with strawberry pancakes or an omelet! YUM
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  112. tweet
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/26247795540
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  113. I just want to say thank you to you and to Kelloggs for this opportunity! Also, thank god for Saturday mornings!!!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  114. Tweeted giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/26266640358
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  115. We don't have mornings together because of our work schedules so it's the same as a weekday - cold cereal or a toasted bagel.

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  116. Biscuits with gravy for me, and sausage, biscuits, eggs, and pancakes for my daughter.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  117. YAH BREAKFASTS IN THIS HOUSE ARE PRETTY BORING. WHY WAS EVERYTHING SO MUCH MORE FUN WHEN I WAS A KID? LOL kytah00@yahoo.com

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  118. TWEETED FOR SECOND ENTRY (AS ALLOWED IN THE "RULES") http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/26308500595 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  119. On the weekends, I will make dinosaur pancakes for the family. We also get up a little later than usual. If I could, I wouldn't wake up till noon!

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  120. Our weekends we eat when we get up, it is our time to relax, sleep in and enjoy the free time. We keep lots of cereal, poptarts, waffles etc for the kids.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  121. We tend to eat cereal when we're in a rush, but weekends are for relaxing, so we usually have pancakes.

    bsw529 at gmail dot com

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  122. Hungry Jack pancake mix is "Just add water". Can I get an amen!?

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  123. YUM! I love breakfast! I ALWAYS make sure to eat breakfast. I feel terrible if I don’t. We love to make homemade breakfast sandwiches on the weekend: toasted/buttered english muffin, scrambled eggs with some roasted garlic and a slice of sharp cheddar. Don’t forget the coffee!!

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  124. Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/26339394105

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  125. i love to make strawberry pancake and we get to spend more time together
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  126. I enjoy making pecan waffles and sleeping past 7 am
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  127. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/26417433963
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  128. we sleep later and have things like pancakes or waffles

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  129. Weekend mornings are slow and lazy just the way I like them! We have plenty of time to make a large breakfast. There's no rush!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  130. Egg pie - very easy buy pre-made pie crust fill with wahtever you want top with eggs bake in the oven for 30 min. looks very fancy and planned out - it's not! I always make this when we have accidental overnight guests from too much wine the night before

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