Waffles and Sunday Mornings

Hubby works six days a week, and with our conflicting schedules it is practically impossible most days to sit down for a meal together. Except for Sundays. Sunday is his day off, and since he’s a morning person, he’s usually wide awake by 7am (as are the kids). I, on the other hand, am a night person, and I like to sleep in. He lets me sleep until about 9am, or rather, that’s the time when I can’t keep my eyes closed anymore because the boys are being loud. Almost immediately after I get out of bed, I’m hungry, so I nudge hubby that I’m ready for food. We stumble to the kitchen to get started on our weekly tradition, family breakfast.

Nine times out of ten we make waffles and Cafe con Leche, usually accompanied with bacon, and more often than not there are strawberries or blueberries on hand to add onto the waffles. And by we I mean he, he likes to make the waffles, he won’t even let me make the mixture. And he is the expert in our house making Cafe con Leche. I sit there and watch, set the table and make the bacon, then watch some more until everything is ready.

A friend shared this simple waffle recipe with us years ago, and it’s been our Sunday breakfast tradition ever since!

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups reduced-fat milk
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground clove

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine well. Do not overmix.
Let batter stand for about 5 minutes before cooking waffles. Heat waffle iron on 3 or 4, depending on desired crispiness. Makes 5 to 6 Belgian waffles or 8-10 thinner waffles.


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