Wednesday, November 16, 2011

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household...

Proverbs 31:15 speaks of a woman who "rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household."

It is a profitable thing for us as young ladies to be equipped to serve our future husband before we are married; one simple necessity being the need to learn how to prepare food for our household. If we are prepared, we will be able to bless our future family each day with not only nourishing words and love but also delicious and wholesome food.

With that in mind, I would like to share a healthy breakfast recipe that will bless your family - and your future family as well. If you are reading this post, than certainly you are old enough to rise before your family, grab an apron, a bowl and a few ingredients and prepare for the joy that comes with blessing others!

Pancakes with Maine Blueberry Sauce

2 Eggs
1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
1/2 C Whole-ground Buckwheat Flour
1/2 C Sugar
2t. Baking Powder
1t. Baking Soda
1t. Salt
2 1/4 C Buttermilk
4T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2t. Vanilla
1-2T. Vegetable Oil (I prefer Grapeseed or Coconut Oil)
2C Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
1T. Cornstarch
2t. Fresh Lemon Juice


Preheat oven to 200* F.

In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add the all-purpose fand buckwheat flours, 3 Tbs. Sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, butter and vanilla and stir just until smooth.

Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly grease the griddle with oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray (or coconut oil!). Scoop the batter onto the griddle. Cook until bubbles form on top of the pancakes and the batter is set, 1-2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while cooking the remaining pancakes.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the blueberries, the remaining 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs. sugar, the lemon zest and 1/2 cup water and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch, 1 Tbs. water and lemon juice. Add to the berries and stir until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve the warm blueberry sauce over the pancakes. Serves 4.

"Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates." 
Proverbs 31:31

Many blessings to each of you as you joyfully prepare and equip yourself for the high and mighty calling of wife and motherhood! May you be encouraged to prepare in advance, bless always with a smile and may your own works praise you in the gates.

*Written by Jenna, originally posted as a Guest Post for Elizabeth Rose from Living on Literary Lane*


Erin said...

they look delicious!

Annie said...

Oh my goodness! Those look sooo delicious! =)

~Life As We Know It~ said...

You are so right about learning to prepare for our future households.....for the past 3 months I have been getting up every sunday at 7am to prepare breakfast(we don't eat breakfast during the week) for my sister,mother and father.It also gives me time to pray and read my bible before church, it has been a precious time to prepare for my future household(if the Lord wills).

~In christ~

Mooky said...

It looks SOOOOOOO good,Jenna!!!

Lindsey Marie said...

Printing these out to make for breakfast tomorrow. They look amazing! I have been looking for an easy alternative to "syrup" and this might be it! :)

Thanks so much, Jenna!

Martha Joy said...

I want to thank you so much for the recipe Miss Jenna! They sure look good! ;) I really like pancakes.
But most of all I want to thank you for the encouragement which you share! It's not many bloggers who post post after post which encouragement to be a better homemaker and to trust in the Lord and follow after His footsteps! And so when I see someone doing that, I really just want to stop and show them my respect for what they do. I try more and more to lead others to follow after the Lord, but sometimes I fail. I myself am not a good example of always seeking Him, so of course that makes it hard to encourage others also! I would really enjoy it if we some how we could encourage each other! I would enjoy any advice that you have for me and also any prayers! Thank you so much!
Also, I wanted to point out the verse {Ephesians 4:29} which you have on your comment form. I don't know that I've ever noticed it before. It is so encouraging! I think I might put it on my blog. :)
And thanks again for your posts!

By the way, have you seen the latest article on improving friendships, on the KBR website? {}

May you and your family have a wonderful new year filled with many blessings!
Love in Jesus,
Martha Joy

P.S. I really like how you use verses from Proverbs 31 in your posts! I am currently working on memorizing verses 10-31. I'm ready to start working on verse 27 now. I am hosting a Bible pursuit for the months of December and January, where you have to read atleast 10 minutes in your Bible each day and memorize {atleast} a verse a week. It's been really fun! :)
By the way, I'm so sorry for such a long comment! :\ I didn't mean to make it so long! :)