I love early Saturday morning productivity. You know, those mornings where everyone wakes up on the right side of the bed, the kids are more than happy to cooperate with your every request and the house is so clean you focus on some of the other things on your “To Do” list.
Yeah, ok. That never happens in our house either.
I’ve been wanting to make and freeze a bunch of waffles for quite a while now (at least two years) so last weekend when Max (my 8 month old) decided to finally sleep at 8 in the morning (after fussing all night long *sigh*) and Jack (my 3 year old) was entertained by Jim (my 408 month old), I grabbed a strong cup of coffee and got to work on waffle production.
Dry Waffle Mix (via Cuisinart)
5 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup buttermilk powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
2¼ teaspoons salt
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
Waffle Mix Waffles
Makes 4 waffles
1¾ cups Waffle Mix (See waffle mix recipe)
¾ cup reduced-fat milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1. Put all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using.
2. Preheat the Cuisinart® Waffle Maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated).
3. Pour all of the batter (about 2 cups) onto the center of the lower grid of the preheated waffle maker; spread batter evenly using a heatproof spatula. Close lid of waffle maker. When tone sounds, waffles are ready. Open lid and carefully remove baked waffles. For best results, serve immediately with desired toppings.
I guess it helps to let the batter sit for a few minutes so I took a break to hang out with my boys and get a dose of my daily cuteness! Jim was working on lowering the coffee maker shelf so that I could reach it without a chair. It really is the little things that count…and being able to make a fresh pot of coffee is definitely one of those little things!
While waiting for the notification light to turn green, I played a bit with Jack and his Monsters (actually they’re really mine!) in the bin of dyed rice. Actually, while I have you here, can we all just take a moment to notice Jack’s big boy underwear…yaaaaaay! Whew, finally.
Now we have yummy homemade waffles waiting for us in the freezer that we can just pop in the toaster on those crazy weekday mornings. That is until this batch runs out and then it’s right back to E-double G-O for us! 😀