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Sunday Morning Waffles

Years ago, when the boys were little, Ex#2 bought a waffle maker.  I let it sit for a while, but pulled it out one Sunday craving a waffle.  There was a very simple recipe in the box which was very uncomplicated.  No separating of eggs, no whipping and folding egg whites, no buttermilk.  Just a basic waffle recipe.

That was the first of many Sunday Morning Waffles.  For the next 10 years, Sunday Morning Waffles were a semi regular occurrence in our house.  Especially after Ex#2 became an Ex and the boys and I moved out of state.  It was something the boys wanted at least twice a month, if not more.  Sometimes they would help out, and we’d be cleaning up flour, eggs, batter, etc., from the floor and the counter.  But…that just made the waffles taste that much better.  It remained a tradition for us until Ex#3 killed it.

Now that she is also an Ex, I can do what I want in my kitchen.  The food has gotten much better over the last four years, that’s for certain.  The boys are almost all grown.  Kid#1 left for a while, living in Seattle.  He returned last year but is heading out this fall for college.  Kid#2 is on his second try to make it on his own, having spent time in Nashville before returning home.  He is now living with friends, working and heading back to school as well.  Kid#3 is a senior this year, looking forward to college this fall.

The time flew by in a heart beat.  Very soon, the house will be empty on Sunday Mornings.  But Sunday Morning Waffles will always be something we can do whenever any of them return.  And, I will start Kid#4 on Sunday Morning Waffles soon enough.  I know she’ll enjoy the time with her daddy.

This one’s gonna cost you:  1 waffle, 1 “pat” butter, 1/4 cup of Log Cabin Syrup just under 500 calories.  But oh, so good.  🙂

Ingredients

2 cups flourwaffle
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

  • Pre-heat the waffle maker before you start mixing your ingredients.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk and oil.  Whisk till frothy and pour into the dry ingredients slowly.
  • Mix together slowly, not worrying about a few small lumps here and there.
  • Pour the batter into your waffle maker, using the amount appropriate for your specific model.

Plate your waffle, adding whatever syrup, butter, whipped cream, fresh fruit (still pushing that season a bit) you like, have a seat and enjoy.

Kid#1 said to me, while eating his second waffle this morning, “Dad…we REALLY should start this up again.”

Sunday Morning Waffles…mighty tasty.

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This entry was posted on March 25, 2012 by in Food, Happiness, Kid#1, Kids, Life, Potpouri and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .
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