Sunday, February 28, 2010

Breakfast =

A handful of M&Ms ...

And then I made turkey bacon and pancakes (Bisquik) and we all actually sat down and ate breakfast together IN OUR OWN HOME!


Amazing, isn't it?


We tend to do breakfast together on the weekends, but we almost always end up eating out. Which we do enough on the weekends in general, I'd say.


I've never been one of those moms who make pancakes or waffles from scratch, but I am starting to contemplate it as a money-saver. If I can make a batch or two and freeze them, shouldn't I be able to toast them up later just as easily as I would if they were generic-supermarket-brand or Eggos? I hear about that all the time, and think, really? ME? Could I do that? And then I say, ha. Really? ME? Nah. I'd never.


But after a simple breakfast this AM, where we were able to stay in our PJs and remain unshowered (me) I kind of like the idea. And so maybe, just maybe, I'll give it a shot! Anyone have any from scratch waffles or pancakes or whatever else you can think of recipes for me? I mean, I even HAVE a waffle-maker. It's about 8 years old, but I still have it! And I think know it works!


Watch out, world! I'm a Domestic Diva in the making! [Stop laughing. I can see you laughing. Oh, yes. I CAN.]

11 comments:

Jen said...

I have started make waffles (from a mix) on Sundays. I make two batches and freeze a bunch for heating up in the toaster during the week. My son cooks one and then puts peanut butter on it and eats it on the way to the bus. That way I know he is getting something to eat in the morning.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I make pancakes and freeze them all the time. They heat up well. I want a waffle iron though.

Katie said...

I make multiple recipe of both and freeze them. I prefer the waffles frozen because I like my waffles on the crispy side and they do that so well in the toaster. Here's the waffle recipe I have been using for several years now:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/40-a-day/waffle-of-insane-greatness-recipe/index.html

You must use buttermilk. I use 2t. vanilla and 1 T. of sugar. There's something about the cornstarch and the fluffiness that is divine. Strawberries and whipped cream are yummy on these.

If you want absolute decadence, melt 1/4 c. butter. Once melted, add 1/2 c real maple syrup and whisk until well combined and serve over waffles or pancakes. If you have leftovers, just put in the fridge and use microwave to reheat.

Erin said...

I use a box mix like Bisquick or Hungry Jack for pancakes in general. I don't have time to do the from scratch stuff. Someday...just not today. Someday I'll be the perfect mom. But for now, I'm just proud of myself for not doing the frozen stuff all the time.
;-)

Katie said...

I forgot--these are for both pancakes and waffles. If I have an orange, I add orange peel. I always add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, whether the recipe calls for it or not.

nycgirl0501 said...

Pancakes are the best breakfast food!

Arizona Mamma said...

I'm not laughing...you're doing great!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Only 1 of my 3 kids likes pancakes or waffles! What! Are they crazy? They all prefer eggs anyday! At least that is fast and easy. Holly

....Petty Witter said...

A domestic diva indeed. We also have a waffle maker AND a donut maker in the far reaches of some dark cupboard that hasn't seen daylight for goodness only knows how many years. Thank goodness we both prefer toast or cereal.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Wow- go you pancakes and waffles from scratch, Impressive! LOL!

Linda Medrano said...

Fabulous! I love stuff made from scratch! I just don't love making it from scratch! LOL!

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