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From our Home made Kitchen.

Well things have been busy for the past few days, no different than around your house. However we have had time to do a little cooking together. I always try to include the boys in cooking, but there are times that I just need to cook alone… as with many things that a mother needs.. .time… alone.
Ok, here are a few recipes to get your tastebuds kick started. First is a favorite around here, smoothies!!

This particular smoothie is most likely my favorite.

To make you will need a Magic Bullet, or a blender.

8 Ice Cubes

1 1/2 cup Organic Apple Juice

1/4 bag frozed mixed berries (organic if you can find them)

1 cup Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt (you guessed it, organic if you can)

1 Large Banana

3 large tablespoons Wheat Germ

1/4 cup local honey

Whiz together until nice and smooth. Serve with fresh strawberry for garnish. Find a quiet place and a nice book, and enjoy!!!! (ok, maybe that last part is a stretch!, but you get the point)

Now for our waffles that we have on Wednesday… it’s why we call it “Waffle Wednesday”.

Waffle Batter 4 cups self rising flour (I don’t have time for the other stuff)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons vanilla

1/4 cup oil

enough water to make into a cake batter consistancy.

Mix above ingredients until combined, then whisk rapidly to reduce lumps.

Using a large serving spoon, fill the waffle iron with mix. Wait for light to go off, and now you have a perfect waffle to start your Wednesday. (makes about 6 large waffles)

We also make a strawberry syrup to go over our waffles, altho not seen here. (just couldn’t get it to look good enough on “film”)

Strawberry Syrup

1/2 cup sugar

10-12 large ripe strawberries


Core and slice the strawberries. Place into a meduim sauce pan and add sugar and 2 cups of water to start. Bring to boil, reduce heat. I stir constantly, as so the strawberries do not burn, adding more water if needed. Careful!!! It’s a very hot sticky syrup.

Pour over waffles, and add whipped topping if you desire. (the boys like that part!) Best enjoyed sitting around the breakfast table eating with your little darlings, discussing the plans for the day.

Welcome to our Waffle Wednesday!!!!!!

**all photos are © Carrie Becker and permission is required for use.***

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