Weekend Breakfast: For Family Fun & Making Memories

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own.”

Weekends mean a few different things to me. It definitely doesn’t mean no work. Since I work from home, I don’t get take the weekend off. However, it is two days that everyone in the family is home together. No school for my oldest and no work for my husband. That means movie nights, sleeping in, and special weekend breakfast.

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Any given weekday morning is hectic at my house. I am frantically trying to get lunch packed, kids out of bed, and just everyone out the door. No matter how organized I am,  I still feel like we are rushing every morning. With little time, the kids are often eating a bowl of cereal or even breakfast in the car, while I take care of everything else.

Weekend Breakfast with the Family and Pillsbury

When the weekend rolls around, we take the opportunity to actually enjoy the morning and have breakfast together. No rushing, no eating in the car, just time to making memories and have fun. Sometimes that means my husband makes a large breakfast for everyone (dirtying up every clean pan in the house, no complaints though). Other times that means popping open a family favorite: Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls.

To make weekend breakfast extra special for the kids, we do it entirely differently than every other day or meal. Instead of at the dinner table, they sit and eat at the kitchen island.

Weekend Breakfast

While the cinnamon rolls bake, we always sit around chatting and making plans for the day. This is a nice refreshing change from weekday mornings. Once the oven timer dings, the boys know that means it’s time to eat.

Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls

Weekend breakfast means the kids ice their own cinnamon rolls

Instead of me putting the icing on all the Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, I let the kids each do their own roll. They think it is the coolest thing ever, making me the best mom ever. I just have to keep a close eye on them to make sure they don’t use the whole container of icing on one roll.

Weekend Breakfast with the family

Weekend Breakfast with the Family

Weekend breakfast can easily last over an hour and that is just fine. To take the extra time to make breakfast together, chat all morning, and enjoy delicious food is what the weekends are for. I wouldn’t have that any other way.

Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls - Cinnabon Cinnamon with Icing
The bigger challenge comes when we have one extra cinnamon roll left and everyone wants it.

How do you make weekend breakfast special for your kids?