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January 7, 2009

Conversation in my house this morning after breaking up fight among siblings over what to have for breakfast. I will spare you the parental remarks and pick up where the conversation gets interesting.

Me: So what do you want for breakfast this morning?

SmallFry: Something with hot tea.

Me: Can you be a little more specific?

SmallFry: Biscuits

Preteena: NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! We just had thooooosssssse!!!! (in her best teenage whine)

Me: (to Preteena) Could you let me handle this, please?
(to SmallFry) We did have biscuits yesterday, and as I recall you did not eat yours.

SmallFry: Not biscuits, scones.

Me: Scones??

SmallFry: Scones!

Me: (stopping Preteena before she could interject opinion and thereby restart previous fight) Seriously???

SmallFry: Scones.

Me: Son, do you even know what a scone is?

SmallFry: Yes. I like scones.

Me: (stopping Preteena before she could interject opinion and thereby restart previous fight) When do you remember having scones??

Me: Can we have blueberry scones?

At this point, I am wondering how he could possibly remember having scones since I don’t remember the last time I made them. It has probably been several years. And I don’t ever remember making blueberry scones.

Me: Blueberry scones?

SmallFry: Yes, blueberry scones. Shaped like triangles.

Here is where I realized that the battle was lost and that I had better get to the kitchen quick before the triangular blueberry scones became diamond encrusted, glow in the dark, technicolor, triangular blueberry scones or something.

So after a thorough search of the cookbooks, I came to the realization that I did not have a recipe for blueberry scones. Being the adventurous type, I took a recipe for cream scones and made a change here and there, accidentally added too much sugar, spilled flour all over the kitchen floor and generally created mess. But now my children are happily having tea and triangle-shaped blueberry scones for breakfast.

And they don’t taste half bad either.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. kadezmom permalink
    January 7, 2009 2:19 pm

    You ROCK!!!

    Mine get to choose to make their own cereal or make their own toast.

    Can I have one too???? YUM

  2. kadezmom permalink
    January 7, 2009 2:19 pm

    You ROCK!!!

    Mine get to choose to make their own cereal or make their own toast.

    Can I have one too???? YUM

  3. Darth Knitter permalink
    January 7, 2009 2:24 pm

    Huh. I think my parents would have said that I could eat what I had in front of me or go hungry!

    Could you send me a scone, too? :-)

  4. Darth Knitter permalink
    January 7, 2009 2:24 pm

    Huh. I think my parents would have said that I could eat what I had in front of me or go hungry!

    Could you send me a scone, too? :-)

  5. Lynne permalink
    January 7, 2009 3:50 pm

    PTL! Good on ya, mum!

    I thought what you call ‘biscuits’ we called scones? A dough made of self-raising flour, milk and a little fat, cut into circles, packed close together and baked in a very hot oven for a short time?

    I would have made blueberry muffins but that’s a whole other language discussion!! LOL

  6. Lynne permalink
    January 7, 2009 3:50 pm

    PTL! Good on ya, mum!

    I thought what you call ‘biscuits’ we called scones? A dough made of self-raising flour, milk and a little fat, cut into circles, packed close together and baked in a very hot oven for a short time?

    I would have made blueberry muffins but that’s a whole other language discussion!! LOL

  7. Becky permalink
    January 7, 2009 3:52 pm

    My mother would have poured cereal into a bowl. If we didn’t like it, we would have gone hungry.

  8. Becky permalink
    January 7, 2009 3:52 pm

    My mother would have poured cereal into a bowl. If we didn’t like it, we would have gone hungry.

  9. Scrabblequeen permalink
    January 7, 2009 6:43 pm

    I make blueberry scones with my basic “cream scone” recipe also. I just add dried blueberries to it. Yum! What a lovely breakfast.

  10. Scrabblequeen permalink
    January 7, 2009 6:43 pm

    I make blueberry scones with my basic “cream scone” recipe also. I just add dried blueberries to it. Yum! What a lovely breakfast.

  11. Aunt Kathy permalink
    January 7, 2009 9:07 pm

    I’ve never had a scone

  12. Aunt Kathy permalink
    January 7, 2009 9:07 pm

    I’ve never had a scone

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