Also, every year that I can remember (except today-because of the weather- and one other year that it snowed), my family has gone to the Downtown Parade in Richmond with the Sant'Annas. Regardless of how cold it may be, we always have a BLAST! It's just so much fun! When we were younger, we used to start the morning off by meeting at Shoney's for breakfast. Well, eventually, Shoney's got changed to IHOP because, well, in my personal opinion, IHOP is just WAY better! lol
Even though we couldn't go to the parade this year, my family got up this morning and we headed out to IHOP for breakfast, in the rain and everything! On the way, I started wondering if they would have any festive foods for breakfast, just something fun. And sure enough, they have 4 types of Christmas Pancakes: Gingerbread, Egg Nog, Pecan Pie, and Pumpkin! Since I always get the Breakfast Sampler, and pancakes are included, I just knew I was going to get Christmasy pancakes, so I opted for the Gingerbread ones....yes, because they came with sprinkles on them! :)
Here's a [not so good] picture of my Gingerbread pancakes. Sorry, all I had was my camera phone.
P.S. I highly recommend these to everyone! :)