Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Traditions

Me at my great grandmother's gathering eggs
On a regular basis, breakfast is not thought much of by my family and I. We usually grab yogurt, fruit, granola, cereal, or toast and are out the door. There are a few occasions where we give breakfast more attention and one of those times are on holiday mornings like Christmas. When my sisters and I got older and we wanted to sleep in versus get up early to unwrap gifts, my family decided that we would open presents and then have a big breakfast. This way we could enjoy the process of opening presents and visiting with each other, instead of rushing the process and jumping straight into the kitchen to prepare a feast. So we prepare our big Christmas meal at dinner.

On our menu is usually biscuits and gravy, my dad's fluffy scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, and sometimes pancakes. My dad loves pancakes with blueberry syrup. We make our blueberry syrup by mixing thawed blueberries (we always have blueberries in the freezer from where we picked them in the summer) and syrup then heating it until the syrup is warm.

This morning I woke up early and decided I wouldn't make my dad wait until Christmas morning to enjoy pancakes and his favorite blueberry syrup. No! I would make him some this morning.


I had my pecan oil on hand and decided to use it in place of canola oil in the pancake batter. Pecan oil has health properties better than olive oil, canola oil, etc. and has a high smoke point which means you can cook at high temperatures with it. To me, the flavor isn't distinctive of pecans so you can use it for multiple uses.

Today's gift is a bottle of pecan oil

For your chance to win the pecan oil, answer this question-
Do you say (syrup) seer-up or sir-up?
Be sure to include your name and email address with your answer.
The winner is chosen through random selection. I total the number of people who commented and put that number into www.random.org The site gives me a random number which I use to determine the winner.

52 comments:

  1. I actually think I say it both ways... it depends on my mood!!

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  2. Whitney, its Sir-up, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. :-D

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  3. Sir-up!
    Danielle
    danielle.furey@gmail.com

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  4. Sir-up

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  5. I use them interchangeably. :) I never really thought about it until now! Pretty funny now that I think about it. My daughter says Sir-up. My husband says "hey honey, can you grab the Ms. Butterworths?" :)

    Mandy Skogebo
    Austin, TX
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  6. we in PA say Seer-up..... anything else just sounds wrong lol
    Elisa
    Hannayblondie@msn.com

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  7. that would be sir-up in South Mississippi :)

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  8. I've always called it sir-up. Breakfast is such a big deal in our house. Probably wanna of our favorite meals, sometimes we even make it for dinner! :)

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  9. Oops Sarah mills sarah.long75@yahoo.com

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  10. I say seer up. And I am from Seattle.

    Natalie
    Purrfectsparkles@gmail.com

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  11. I saw sir-up with a trinidadian accent :)

    Monique
    Trinimookie@hotmail.com

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  12. I'm from Canada eh
    We say seer-up, or at least I do.
    Blueberry syrup sounds delicious, we have a bunch in our freezer, I'll try it out over the weekend.
    And pecan oil sounds like an adventure :) I've cooked with hemp oil and although it's very healthy it tasted very healthy haha
    Seamus Dover
    s.dover@hotmail.com

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  13. sir-yp (sirip)

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  14. @Seamus I like to eat healthy but when flavor is compromised then I am not for it

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  15. Well said Whitney :) It's all about finding that balance of nutritious and delicious, luckily your cookbook is helping me out with that :D

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  16. seer-up (it's a Northeast thing, I guess, Whitney) LOL

    Thanks for letting me know about the sir-ip - something I never really thought about!

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  18. Just notice I had a typo above I meant to say not saw.

    Monique
    Trinimookie@hotmail.com

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  19. We say sir-up. And I like blueberry syrup too!

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  20. I say it both ways...but my husband picks on me when i say seerup

    Christina
    heelsandmeals@gmail.com

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  21. Definitely seer-up!
    whitney
    whitney@hausers.us

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  22. Neither xD but I think its a bit more like seer-up

    nguyennhu_0609@yahoo.com

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  23. I think i mostly say seer-up, and I've lived in the South most of my life. I have been around a lot of people from different places though.
    By the way, those pancakes look very fluffy! I'll have to try the pecan oil sometime. You could put the yogurt on top of the pancakes too. It is a very tasty combo. :-P
    David
    dpwilliams26@gmail.com

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  24. Definitely, my family says "sir-up"...is that a Midwestern thing?
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  25. Sir-up. I'm officially researching this pecan oil. :) I grew up in GA, and my grandma always had pecans on her land. We'd get buckets and buckets every year and freeze them. Now I live in Utah and while grocery shopping my first Thanksgiving pecan pie, I realized pecans are quite the novelty here. Most people I spoke to didn't know what a pecan looks like. Maybe its time to get some of these health benefits in my life again! Pecan oil sounds great.

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  26. sir-up here in the south!!!

    Darlington358@yahoo.com

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  27. I have said it both ways....but I'm willing to bet I say sir-up the most.

    Amanda M.
    korrupted.freedom@gmail.com

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  28. I say sir-up! After reading all of your comments, I am beginning to think it is a Southern thing

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  29. @David you won the pecan oil. Congratulations and Enjoy the health benefits!!!

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  30. Doh! Or maybe it should be Dough! The contest is over already?

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  31. I say sir-up!
    pzebra4@gmail.com
    Christine

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  32. There was a a topic of conversation on the radio this morning, the question was, How do you say egg nog? Is it Nawg or naag? It was pretty goofy but everyone clearly had thier own opinion....maybe we could ask that question on your blog Whitney?

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  41. Hello my name is Thomas Karol , my husband was suffering from liver cancer, and the doctor's told me that there is nothing they could do to save my beloved husband life. Then a friend told me about hemp oil , i told her that my husband liver cancer was in the last stage that i don’t think the hemp oil will be able to help, and she persuaded me to try, for the love of my husband, i decided to give it a try. I did some research and i found a doctor who helped me with the cannabis oil to cure my husband liver cancer and he assured me that after 3 months the liver cancer will be gone, and For the past one year my husband is perfectly okay and he is free from cancer, if you know any one who is suffering from cancer you can save his/her life by contacting Dr. Brown Nelson via his email : (brownnelson07@aol.com) it worked exactly as the doctor prescribed. Thanks to Dr. Brown Nelson for taking away sorrow in my life. God will bless Dr. Brown Nelson for helping me with cannabis oil and for his support and care. contact: (dr.brownnelson07@gmail.com), his lives in INDIA i will keep on help you to fight cancer in the World, all i have to say is THANK YOU LORD.

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