Saturday, January 24, 2009

Taking the Drama Out of Breakfast

Apparently, our children think we've been feeding them poison for breakfast. Their once favorite oatmeal now brings tears and refusals to eat. What brought this on? A visit to Great-Grandma's house.Great-Grandma does not cook. Not unless it comes out of a package. Like a box of waffles. To my children, these freeze dried treats are pretty tasty once slathered in peanut butter and doused with fake maple syrup. I'm a bit of a food snob, I'll admit it freely, and I'm frugal. I refuse to pay for over priced, bland tasting freezer food. Since my children very quickly took a liking to it, I decided to abide them by making our own freezer waffles and taking the drama out of breakfast. Oh yum, if you don't have a waffle maker, I recommend going to Target and spending $9.99 on a toastmaster waffle maker.

Go ahead, I'll wait...

...This was the best batter I've made yet. I copied the recipe from some magazine eons ago, so I can't give proper credit due, I'm guessing it was from Taste of Home? The batter was very airy and the waffles are fluffy and light. And I'll admit to cheating and using Jiffy baking mix like the recipe called for however, if your a purest, go ahead and mix your own dry ingredients, but follow the next steps... You won't regret it...

Fluffy Light Waffles
2 Cups dry mix
2 eggs
1/2 Cup oil
1 Cup club soda.
Mix together and cook.
This recipe makes 10 waffles in my maker.I made 4 batches and popped them into the freezer.If my kids have a fit at breakfast tomorrow, you may find them for sale in my Etsy shop... They are home made, after all.

Friday, January 23, 2009


The bitter cold has let go and the kids are behaving like their little monkey selves again. This gives me the chance to sit for a few minutes at a time and get some work done. I've been working on a few smalls this week...
Here is a sample...

This is, Storms Clear the Air

This is, Hollyhocks

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Little Man Update

Well, well, well. It seems that his Von Willebrand #'s are up these days. His hand is doing so well, with no after-bleeds even though he keeps landing on that hand while wrestling.
I guess I can let out that breath I've been holding in.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Is This The Way to Start a New Year?

Bad news - Good news. Is this a sign of how the year is going to be?

Little Man and Daddy'O spent the day in ER. Fairy Princess was behaving like a princess of another kind and tried to shut her little brother out of her bedroom. Unfortunately, his little hand was in the crack of her door, the hinge side at that, and she tried to get the door to latch before she realized his hand was being crushed. Ahh, sibling love.
After screams, tears and ice. The swelling and bruising was quite bad, so to the hospital. Oh joy.

Here's the good news.
The internal bleeding stopped without Factor and his hand isn't broken. Thank goodness for those flexible little bones. After a couple of doses of Tylenol, you would never know Little Man had been hurt. Except that he keeps going over to his sister and telling her that she gave him a boo-boo. Which makes her cry and me sort of laugh. I am a mean mama after all.

I have been waiting for something to happen for months, and now that it has it's okay. We survived. And that's more good news...