I've not made pancakes on a weekday morning for some time. DD2 hasn't requested them, and I have either puttered on this thing, or slept an extra few minutes, not really leaving time. I'm more of a toast person anyway and keep oatmeal packets in my desk drawer on days I don't even feel like making toast at home. We've been going through a lot of dried cereal and instant oatmeal the last week. I grew up on cold cereal, usually Rice Krispies, Cheerios, and corn flakes. At least once a week when I was real young and the house was full of kids, it was a pot of oatmeal. Pancakes, eggs, waffles, those were Sunday brunch foods. I though like sending my family off in the mornings with a cooked breakfast, knowing that sometimes they have to eat lunch on the fly, or not at all, and supper was a long time away.
We're in a breakfast rut lately, and I think it has showed in our energy levels the rest of the day. I think I might fry up a couple eggs for us and put into a sandwich this morning. Skip that, DD just had cereal again so I opted for peanut butter toast. I like when I get in baking moods as then I'll have a stash of muffins or quick bread hiding in the freezer for these kind of mornings. I found a loaf of my banana oat muffin bread (the remaining batter above filling 12 muffin cups). I'll save that for tomorrow for DD and to maybe bring along a slice or two for my morning tea at work. I'd prefer coffee, but I'm out of the coffee packets I keep at my desk. I've been making due with my stash of Earl Grey. I've been having at least a cup of coffee at home though.
Perhaps after the big breakfast is done at church Sunday, I'll get back to making pancakes, egg burritos, or fresh muffins, just because on weekday mornings. Until then breakfast of champions will remain pantry staples.