Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What to eat Wednesday-Breakfast in Bed 6
Well- last week, I mentioned that I had a delicious What to Eat Wednesday for today. Oh, and this one will not disappoint ... but I have no photos. Not a one! The first time I made this I did not take a single photo. Rare ... but I knew that we loved them so much I would for sure be making more.
That was before I tried to buy another can of pumpkin. I had no idea that there was a pumpkin shortage. Did you? Well apparently there is. No cans of pumpkin at the stores that I shop at. I checked over and over. I even walked to one with the sole intent of getting pumpkin. The shelves were bare!
So I am a little worried about this. No pumpkin? What will we do? I joked with someone that I guess I will have to process and can my own. I have not processed pumpkin in about 18 years. (Ouch, that hurt to type that- it seems like such a lonnnnnng time ago!)
Anyone know how to do that? I am not joking.
So ... I went back and forth about posting this without photos. It pains me. But I decided that by some chance someone might have some pumpkin in their pantry this would be a good time to pull it out, check the expiration date and give this recipe a go. It's a really good use of that rare can of pumpkin.
On a dismal Sunday evening in the middle of September we were having somewhat of a grumpy ride home from church.With our later Sunday schedule, and not being prepared ahead of time with dinner, we quickly came up with a plan.
It was one of those rare occasions that we were all in the car together and had no meetings that night either. We decided to pretend it was Christmas and have breakfast.
The kids were all on board and quickly unloaded and hung up their Sunday best and set about preparing for Christmas.
Savanna took over the kitchen table and set the stage. Luke wrapped "presents" while Jay and Jack and Tucker took care of the rest. I decided that waffles would be fun and remembered seeing some in "the book." Thankfully I found a can of pumpkin in the cupboard and figured I would go ahead and try this one out.
In August we went downtown for a traveling exhibit of a Disney remake of the classic, A Christmas Carol. It was a whole train. A real train that came on the tracks all the way from Los Angeles and heading all the way to New York. It was a series of cars that you walked through that had all kinds of memorabilia and sneak peaks, and how-it-was-made features. At the very end we entered a train car and we all just swooned. It smelled just like Christmas! It was that perfect final Disney touch.
Well, we (our family) felt it all over again this Sunday night. The smell captivated more than our noses. We achieved that Dinseyesque sense of everything being happy and right with the world.
All in a waffle.
Pumpkin Spice Waffles
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup all- purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, butter, sugar, and pumpkin. Add flour, baking powder, salt. nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon; mix just until smooth.
Heat a waffle iron and grease if necessary. Bake waffles in hot waffle iron until golden brown.