breakfast with the three bears :: a collaboration with White Stuff

{This is a sponsored post in collaboration with White Stuff}

{ What’s the old adage about never working with children or animals? How about when you have a house full of children dressed as animals? That’s going to be a breeze, right? }

Some of my boys’ favourite picture books have historically been stories that feature bears. There’s Jackie Morris’s ethereal Can you See a Little Bear?;  a favourite from my teaching days: Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? (and all the other Little Bear books, which they adore); the This is the Bear books and, of course, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When White Stuff sent us some of their new kidswear collection to try out, the three boys were extremely excited when they opened the box to find furry bear onesies. From three boys to three bears in the time it took to wriggle in and pull up the zips.

 

I think that weekend mornings might be my very favourite time whole of the week. No quickly gulped down cuppas, no rummaging through drawers in search of the last clean school jumper, no chasing children around with a toothbrush. On weekend mornings, we can take things slow and wander around the house in our pyjamas all until lunchtime. There’s time for reading endless stories, for jumping on beds (the boys), for slowly sipping coffee (my husband and I) and best of all, there’s time to make pancakes for breakfast.

{Pom Pom Basket Bag from White Stuff.}

Like Goldilocks’ bears, my three bears love porridge, and will happily devour a bowl before we head out the door on the school run, but when the weekend comes around, it’s pancakes that these bears want. Our go-to recipes are Nigella’s American Breakfast Pancakes , and Claire Thompson’s Banana & Buttermilk Pancakes, depending on which ingredients we have in the house. I make a whole stack, frying them one at a time and accumulating them in the oven, and then we all sit down together at the kitchen table. Our choice of toppings changes according to whim and the seasons, but some favourites include:

  • fresh berries
  • greek yoghurt
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • sliced banana
  • streaky bacon
  • chippolata sausages
  • homemade strawberry jam

After a late breakfast, it’s usually time to go and get dressed in preparation for the weekend’s adventures, but it wasn’t easy to persuade the boys to shed their bear suits… in fact the littlest felt compelled to keep his on for our morning walk in the woods which are, after all, a bear’s natural habitat!

You can view my kidswear picks over on the White Stuff blog.

{This is a sponsored post in association with White Stuff, but all thoughts, opinions and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the posts that make this blog possible.}

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