Sunday, July 19, 2015

Everyone Needs A Project!

So, I have to share my little (admittedly, a bit late in the game) summer project!  I keep seeing all these articles about making non-waffle items in the waffle iron and that sounds right up our alley!  So, I decided that we should try a new recipe every week (or weekish, depending on my level of organization, haha).

So, since we all love eggs and breakfast, in general.  What better to start with then scrambled eggs and bacon! 

The easy part was buying the eggs supplies and the bacon and plugging in the waffle iron.  So, I did that. :)

I even remembered to spray the waffle iron with Pam.  This is a step that I rarely remember when I'm making eggs in a frying pan like normal people. ;)

For once, I learned from my mistakes and called each kid into the kitchen, individually.   

First, Lizzie.
 She added Kale to hers. :)


Second, Antwan. 

He kept it basic.  Just eggs and no frills.


He was on the fence about how he felt about it.  But, he ate it. :)

Third, William.

He stirred intently.

Super fast stirring equals blurry pictures.

He loved it!

Fourth, Kaleb.  He fancied it up with tomatoes and kale.


And, the bacon!  The bacon was YUMMY!  I'm not even a huge bacon fan.  But, everyone agreed that it tasted better coming from a waffle iron. :)


When it was finally my turn, I did not remember to respray it with Pam.  I didn't just not remember, it never crossed my mind that I should re-spray.  And, it turns out, if you don't, your egg waffle will not want to come out of the waffle iron. 

Lessons learned!

So, mine may have looked a little funky.  But, it was still edible. ;)

And, much later when Brian came home, he was bombarded with an overly-excited me,  And, given the "opportunity" to make his own dinner after working all day.  In other news, I'm a great wife... ;)
Still hadn't solved that whole sticking to the waffle iron issue.

He approved. :)
So, the waffle egg was yummy and a little confusing.  Because, you know,  it looks like a waffle, but tastes like an egg.  Confusing.  :)  But, either way, it was really good. 

And, lots of fun.




Next week, cinnamon rolls.  Because, ah, cinnamon rolls. :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sharing Is Caring-Especially If Honey Buns Are Involved.

Brian loves The Beatles.  I love Batman.  Kaleb loves basketball.  William loves Doctor Who.  Lizzie loves animals.  And Antwan, he loves Honey Buns.  There is no truer statement in the world than this.  He really loves Honey Buns and always has.  I wish that I could remember the first time that he tried one.  If I had known how much they would matter to him, I would've documented it. And, it can't be any old brand, it's gotta be Little Debbie.  Don't get me wrong, if someone accidently buys a different brand, he'll eat through the disappointment. haha. But, given his choice....Little Debbie - EVERY time.  :)

 One of our favorite memories involve Honey Buns.  Daddy and Antwan (about 3 years old) were hanging out while I was wherever I was.  About 20 minutes before I came home, Antwan had a Honey Bun.  When I came in the door, Antwan immediately (and, I do mean, immediately) came to me with the box and a smile.  I started to say yes, but Brian interjected with "No, no, Antwan just had one."  And, Antwan looked at his father who he was now ticked off with, put his finger to his mouth, and said "Shhh!"  Then Brian spent the next several minutes thinking that he might actually die from laughing. :)

That's why I always pick up a box or two before trips.  They don't last through the drive to our location, though, unless I hide them.  Or surprise him... 

He had just found out that I brought Honey Buns along. :)

And, that's why, last year, Santa had the idea of wrapping up 4 boxes of Honey Buns and putting them under the Christmas tree.  I don't know why Santa didn't think of that sooner...

Beside himself! :)

And, over last weekend when Antwan came into the kitchen with a little piece ripped off his last Honey Bun and said "Here, Mommy.  Here's a little piece for you since you didn't get any and this is my last one."  That's why I know that he loves me.  He really, really loves me.  Haha. There is no greater proof. ;)

And, I sure do love him.