Kick Off The Weekend With An Awesome Family Breakfast Challenge

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Kick Off The Weekend With An Awesome Family Breakfast Challenge

Saturday morning always seemed like such a let down to me. It was the beginning of the weekend. You had two whole days to do whatever you wanted and what did everyone choose to do? Lounge around watching those boring cartoons. By noon everybody’s a zombie.

The trouble with Saturday is most of the fun things you have planned start in the afternoon or evening – birthday parties, barbecues, a trip to the movies. So you have a good portion of the day to kill before the fun starts.

This morning, while reading “The Book of Awesome” by Neil Pasricha, I tripped over a great way to get your family away from the cartoons on Saturday morning. Since everybody’s home and everybody has to eat, why not turn Saturday morning breakfast into a fun family challenge?

Neil suggested dragging out that box of pancake mix and get the whole family involved in making the perfect stack of pancakes, one that looks just like the picture on the box. Put someone in charge of setting the table, someone else can cut the perfect little tabs of butter and pour the perfect little glasses of orange juice and milk. Of course, someone has to be in charge of cooking the perfect pancakes and someone else has to keep them warm in the oven.

And this isn’t a simple challenge, by any means. Preparation has to start the night before. Do you have enough mix? Do you have the right kind of slow, thick syrup? What about the blueberries or orange slices in the picture? And don’t forget the butter, and maybe a centerpiece for the table?

If your family doesn’t like pancakes, pick a different recipe. In fact, after breakfast, instead of turning on the cartoons, you could get out your cookbooks or magazines and choose next Saturday’s breakfast challenge.

Start your own awesome Saturday morning family breakfast challenge and give your family a reason to get up and moving on Saturday morning instead of lounging around like zombies.

This is a guest post. Donna Anderson is a freelance writer who enjoys small-town living in rural Kentucky. She’s an active member of several online communities and enjoys taking part in discussions that focus on how real people can live real lives in this fast-paced world we all live in.

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