If you’ve been following me on twitter (and if you’re not, shame on you!), you’re probably aware that we’ve just completed our third move in three years. This time it’s not just to another home in base housing, but my return to California while my wife is deployed to Turkey for fifteen months.
As hard as the separation from my wife will be on our family, moving back to California means that Lil’B. and I will be surrounded by family for the duration of her assignment. We’ll have my sister and her family, my father, my grandparents and perhaps the most important part for me, my two other sons, Lil’ E and Lil’ D.
A large family group means more stability, more support and less time to dwell on the fact that my wife is several continents away from us. It also means large sit-down Sunday brunches; the kind that can really only be made on a weekend. Huge portions of food put together with love and caring by a dad who doesn’t have an issue getting up early so that everyone can eat at 10:00am.
It means hours spent in prep and cooking, a reason to forget that I’m trying to loose a few pounds and keep my cholesterol levels down. It means twenty minutes or so of uninterrupted family time. It’s a tradition I’m not only happy to participate in, but one that I want to have my sons carry on when they have their own families, and I think from their reactions, I’m doing a pretty good job; don’t you?
I hope that everyone who frequents this blog can create a weekend breakfast tradition for their families. To that goal, I’ll be continuing to showcase our brunches for as long as the kids will let me.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 847Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 325mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 26g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
To be completely honest, I wouldn’t change a thing. This came out wonderfully, the boys and my wife enjoyed it and the breakfast as a whole was wonderful.
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