Last night we put our children to bed at 8 as usual then enjoyed some popcorn and a movie downstairs. When we headed upstairs to bed, I noticed that Nathan's bedroom light was on. Opening the door, this is what we found:
I guess he had gotten up to play and fallen asleep on the floor. We had a good chuckle and put him back to bed, but I would not have been as amused if I had realized how many more times throughout the night he would be getting up. Our friends gave him a train table that their boys have outgrown and Nathan loves it so much that he apparently decided it was playtime at 3, 4, and 6 AM this morning. Needless to say, as the parent who is the lighter sleeper, it was a little bit of a rough night for me.
Fortunately, I have an amazing husband! In the morning, he got up with the kids and let me sleep in. Pure bliss. On top of that he made me these fantastic pancakes AND took notes on how he did it so I could post it for all of you. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did!
There are three parts to this recipe:
1. Cream Cheese Sauce
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 C Milk
2 T Sugar
2. Blueberry Sauce
1 C Blueberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 C Sugar
1/4 C Water
2 t Corn Starch
3. Blueberry Pancakes
Use this Pancake Recipe
1/2 C Blueberries
Cream Cheese Sauce
Mix the cream cheese and milk together in a mixer until combined.
Add the sugar and mix on high until combined.
Pour the sauce into a bowl and refrigerate until the pancakes are ready.
Rinse and strain the blueberries.
Place the blueberries and sugar into a saucepan.
Smash the blueberries and mix with the sugar. Turn the burner on low and let sit for several minutes. This is an excellent time to start the pancakes.
Once the berries have warmed up add the water and bring to a boil.
Once the sauce is boiling add the cornstarch and whisk until slightly thickened.
Set the sauce aside until the pancakes are ready.
Mix the pancake batter according to the recipe and pour the batter out onto a griddle. While the pancakes are cooking drop the blueberries into the batter. Mixing the berries with the batter can result in broken berries, this way keeps them whole.
Once the pancakes are done arrange on a plate and top with the cream cheese sauce.
Add the blueberry sauce and enjoy! These are very rich, I would say 1-2 pancakes per serving, the recipe yields 8 pancakes total.