Sunday, January 11, 2009

Week 2, Project 365

As promised, more pictures from our early morning walks...

There are many reasons for walking early in the morning: starting our day out on a good note, avoiding the crowds of tourists, walking when it's cooler... But there's another reason, a hidden reason and I'm finally going to 'fess up. Any other time of day and one of the THREE gelato places we pass on our walks would be open. And I would be tempted, oh yes I would!

The walks can still be hazardous even without Venezia's. Most mornings we're really good and come home to eat yogurt and homemade granola. BUT one morning the peaches were on my mind and I kept coming back to a particularly tasty way of using them: over pancakes! Mmmmmm, good! Buttermilk pancakes with powdered sugar and peaches and a side of homemade sausage...what could be better? My food pictures aren't coming out all that well. The color is just washed out. Maybe the indoor lighting? Next time I'll take the food outside and see if that helps ☺ But this food didn't last long enough for a trip outside. It was SO good!

My sidekick on walks, with the peaches, in all of life, is the sweet man I'm proud to call my hubby. He encourages my obsession with being creative in whatever form it takes me...quilting, crafting, writing... He is one of the biggest blessings in my life and I'm so thankful for him!


rita said...

Gracias, pude acompaƱarles en la caminata matutina, fotogrƔficamente.
¡Feliz domingo!

Nise' said...

Certainly can relate to getting out (around) before tourists. Not so much now that we are a winter wonder land

sara said...

I love gelato and I agree it would be too tempting not to stop if it was open.

those pancakes made my mouth water and I just got done eating lunch so am full!!! delicious looking!!!

Thanks for linking up! It is so much fun to see what a week is like in other people's lives!

Heather of the EO said...

Beautiful pictures. I want to go on your walks now. And eat your pancakes.

Dena said...

Beautiful pictures. I love where you get to take your walks. Mine are on a gravel road between farm fields. Not nearly as nice of a view.

Elizabeth said...

I love pancakes for breakfast, especially with fruit. I have been meaning to try gelato for a while now, but it's hard to find in Oklahoma!

The recipe for steel cut oats is:
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup craisins, raisins, or other dried fruit

I cook it on low all night and it is so yummy in the morning!

beckyjomama said...

Great shots - I wanna walk by the water ... the water is all frozen here!

Jessi said...

Your early AM walks look to be so peaceful...what a wonderful way to start your morning. Of course, adding a sweet sidekick and an occasional gelato would certainly add to the wonderfulness. ;-)

And those pancakes! I don't normally eat mine with fresh fruit, but those made my mouth water. YUM!

Praising with you for sweet, loving husbands who support our many hobbies.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

WOW! Those are great pics! What wonderful weather you're seeing.

Can't say I've ever had a gelato. I've seen it around, but I've never made a stop. May have to try that.

And those pancakes...yum!

Lisa said...

Yeah, the pancakes look great.

There is nothing better than starting the day with a walk. I find its such a good time to pray and soak in God's goodness.

Debbie said...

Those pancakes look so wonderful - even if the color isn't vivid! And what lovely words about your husband.