I left my heart in October

creepyWe fell in love in October, at least I think so. Sometimes I think we fell in love gradually over a few years, slowly without us noticing. I don’t know how all that works and I don’t understand how God draws people together, but I know we realized we loved each other in October.
My history with October is kind of Rocky (this year’s being no different). It’s always been my favorite month, but it’s also always been a month of bad things happening.  Friend fight? October. Breakup? October. Husband spending the week in a hospital? October.
October was the ultimate whirlwind of emotions. At times I felt like my heart was being ripped from my chest, then I was jumping for joy because I sister came home, then I couldn’t stop crying because Ray was in so much pain, then I would be overcome with assurance and peace. Guys, I’ve been a crazy person, but October is over and I feel like things are starting to get back to normal. I’m looking forward to the month of turkey and thankfulness. =)

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

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Last Saturday I had a hankering for apple cinnamon pancakes. I’d never had them before, but the idea of them was mesmerizing. That’s what watching Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on netflix  for hours on end can do to a person.  I perused gawker and pinterest for recipes, but ended up making the recipe up as I went along.

1 C flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
dash of salt
1 C milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 shredded (or finely chopped) apple
1/2 C apple sauce

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients (except shredded apple and apple sauce). Mix dry and wet ingredients together slowly. Fold apple and apple sauce into mixture. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a buttered pan or skillet on medium. MAKE PANCAKES. Pretty easy, right? I also chopped an apple and mixed it with a little cinnamon and sugar for a fancy topping.

These apple cinnamon pancakes are a perfect fall breakfast!