January 24, 2014


Seems quiet in the house this morning.
Papa woke me up quite early.....I think it must have been before 6 AM,
 as this is when I normally wake up my people for breakfast.
My tummy was not yet growling, when I heard the shower running.
 It must mean this is golf day.
Mom was having her coffee and I overheard her talking to the girl in Atlanta.
 I was totally uninterested in their conversation.....until I overheard two words.....


It was time to position myself in the basket on the table!

I patiently waited.
She tells me how pretty I look in the sunrays.
She speaks to me in that cute little baby voice, telling me to look for birds.
I give the pretense that I am more interested in spotting a bird,
 rather than those delicious looking pancakes....waiting for the perfect moment....

Mission accomplished........a  touch of maple syrup on my paw.......

Oh, the deliciousness of it all

Where did she go?
Perhaps one more paw dip before she sees me......


Drama is very important in life:
You have to come on with a bang.
You never want to go out with a whimper.
Everything can have drama if it's done right.
Even a pancake.

SOUR CREAM PANCAKES~ Courtesy of Ree Drummond
1 cup sour cream
7 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Maple syrup

 Warm up your griddle, iron skillet or frying pan at a medium heat.  Get it nice and hot but not smoking.

In a bowl combine sour cream with sifted dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, & salt).

In separate bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla together

Pour egg mixture into sour cream/flour mixture. Stir gently until all ingredients are mixed well.

Melt about a tablespoon of butter onto griddle. Using a ladle pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan, making about a 4 inch in diameter pancake

Cook each side of the pancake for about 1 to 2 minutes, flipping when the edges start to brown and cake begins to bubble.

Remove from heat and stack high, top with a pad of butter and drizzle with lots of maple syrup!



  1. Those pancakes look so good. I can understand why the kitty wants to dip a paw into the syrup.

    1. Beth, if you like pancakes, you will want to try this recipe. Once I made them, I never make any other recipe, thanks to the Pioneer Woman! They are scrumptious!!!

  2. What a sweet (no pun intended) post! Now I am starved!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Estelle.

    1. Hi Katie! Thank you for stopping by my blog and am so glad you enjoyed the post featuring Mae Mobley! Going to be a beautiful weekend! Hope you try the recipe!!

  3. Oh my, I have made Ree's pancakes before and must say they are the best. I don't make them often, as I fear for my waistline (don't know why I bother anymore).

    Just found your blog through Vee at her blog, A Haven For Vee. She linked over to your 'Winter Notes' post. I now follow you through Bloglovin.

    Have a happy weekend. xo

    1. Hi Sherri! So glad to meet you and look forward to meeting new blogging friends! Thank you for the following and have a great weekend!

  4. Good Morning, I am so happy to see another person who enjoys her Kitty! I so enjoy mine :) Your Blog is lovely and warm and cozy and I have saved you to come back again.
    May your day be filled with comfort and Joy! Just pure loveliness!
    Kindly, Roxy

    1. Good afternoon to you! I am so very happy to meet another blogger. I thank you for visiting Estelle's and wish you a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Estelle, I came over for a visit from A Haven for Vee and just had to tour around your beautiful blog. I enjoyed my visit very much. Your photos are beautiful. I am now following you! Please stop by if you have a chance. Blessings. Pamela

    1. Hi Pamela! Thank you so very much for stopping by and for taking time to read my posts. That's what is such a blessing about blogging! Can't wait to see what Pamela G. is all about!

  6. I just yesterday started a low carb diet :>( but I'm sure these pancakes will be on the menu sooner or later (probably later)! Your cat is adorable and her antics made me smile. I just found you via Vee's suggestion and have not been able to stop reading. Your blog is lovely and inspiring. I have added you to my favorites list and will be following you on my reader!

    1. Low carbs....sounds like a good plan....wait for me! So nice to hear from you Kathleen, which by the way, is one of my all time favorite names! Thank you so much for visiting Estelle's! I look forward to getting to know you! Have a wonderful weekend, Love!

  7. I came via Vee's blog and have enjoyed my visit. Such a delightful blog full of beauty and grace! I'll be back!


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