Brinner

Mommy Waffles

Recently I had the opportunity to dream up a new Sunday morning tradition for me and the boy. In the past, Sunday morning meant that I would serve as sous chef and make coffee while his dad whipped up Daddy pancakes and an egg scramble. Now that his dad and I don’t live together anymore, we needed a new tradition — for just the two of us. Thus, Mommy Waffles were born.

Since the boy considers chocolate a food group, I will admit that Mommy Waffles are a little decadent. They’re a splurge, a treat. But you will be happy to know they are super easy to whip up. First, you start with my secret ingredient:

Bisquick

I know there are some people who insist on making everything from scratch. If you are one of those people, god bless you and feel free to use your favorite waffle recipe. As for me, I find the waffle directions on the side of the Bisquick box turn out consistently good results. I picked up a Belgian waffle maker somewhere along the way and, if you are going to make waffles, why not make large, puffy waffles? While my waffle is cooking, I heat up equal parts chocolate syrup and maple syrup and get out the powdered sugar. (Yep, everything is better with powdered sugar.)

After a quick transfer of the waffle to a plate, I drizzle with the warm syrup and dust ever-so-gently with powdered sugar. The end result is something to behold…

Waffles

The boy has declared them the “best waffles ever!” (Sugar is the key to a young boy’s heart, indeed.) If you think these are too decadent for breakfast, cut them into quarters and serve them as a dessert for brinner or brunch. Everyone will think you slaved away to make something extra special. Just hide the Bisquick box. 😉

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Brinner

I once referenced Brinner when writing about that lovely, Elvis-inspired breakfast we had in Portland, OR this summer. It seemed like the perfect type of dish for one of our favorite family traditions — breakfast for dinner (aka Brinner!) I think a lot of people enjoy eating eggs and bacon or pancakes every once in awhile for dinner… and some of us get a little fanatical about it. I submit to you Exhibit A from one of our favorite shows:

Sometimes we go all out for Brinner (we have been known to whip up some maple ice cream with chocolate-covered bacon) and sometimes we are just looking for a simple, satisfying break from the usual. After what has seemed like an endless week of holiday eating, Brinner was sounding mighty appealing. We received some venison breakfast sausage from a family member as part of a gift pack of goodies from his ranch. This seemed the time to give it a spin so we sliced it up and put it in the skillet…

Venison Sausage

And then the hubby whipped up some of Alton Brown’s pancakes and we were all set for a quick Brinner.

Brinner

We’ll consider this Part I in the Brinner series — more ideas and recipes to follow, y’all!

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