My 11 year old son looooooves waffles. Not all waffles-just the big Belgium style ones topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Truth be told, I love them too. He would never had tried them at Denny's if I wouldn't have ordered them.
Sadly, we can't go to Denny's for breakfast as frequently as we'd like. No problem because one day a couple of years ago, I came across the Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix at our local grocery store. It's pretty easily found at most stores in our area.
This mix is delicious and not hard at all to make. Whenever I make something from a box, I always add a little extra flavoring like vanilla or almond. It doesn't need it-that's just what I call "love."
There is nothing wrong with topping these with melted butter and your choice of syrup. They are also quite tasty that way.
We love them just like they serve them at Denny's- with whipped topping and frozen strawberries. Unfortunately, this batch of frozen strawberries didn't contain too many actual strawberries, but the sauce provided plenty of flavor.
Because we are Minimally Fancy and like to do things sometimes just above the norm, if we have enough whipping cream, my hubs will make fresh whipped cream with a touch of powdered sugar and vanilla. We usually have some heavy whipping cream in the fridge for use in coffee and fluffy, scrambled eggs.
Isaac LOVES the whipped topping in a tub. The whipped cream in a can is great too. Whatever you like.
I buy the frozen strawberries in the frozen dessert section. It will need to be thawed out.
That is it. Oh, wait. I was going to explain about the waffle maker. It doesn't need to be fancy. For many years, we used a $9.99 waffle maker that made the thinner rectangle waffles. There was no difference in taste. We decided to upgrade our waffle maker to a Waring Pro Double Belgian Waffle Maker.
Maybe it was about $75. We bought it because we were going to host an Easter brunch and knew we'd get good use out of it, which we have.
I just checked and it is no longer available. It looks like it's a hot commodity!
We had breakfast before went to late services this morning. We are starting a series called "Fight For Your Family." It will be a series of sermons guiding families of how to fight FOR your family, not WITH your family. Today's sermon focused on creating a vision of what you want your family to be and to establish what your values as a family will be. I imagine at want point, there will be something about establishing loving traditions.
Tonight, with the sermon in mind, I put together the last of our S'mores supplies and asked Hubs to burn a log outside that he found on clearance.
We enjoyed some intentional family time outside together as the sun set, our dog Panda sat nearby and our backyard chickens anxiously waddled about looking for any crumbs we might have dropped.
I know our kids will look back on their childhood and remember all the delicious but simple foods we are having at home.