I love breakfast.
I love making breakfast.
I love setting the table and flipping pancakes while enjoying the first of the coffee. I love how much my husband loves a big breakfast on a Thursday morning, which in our house is Saturday.
I love the smell of bacon in the oven and the way my youngest says every morning "My tummy's sore... I really hungry", as he pulls out his chair and climbs onto his seat.
There are times though that there just isn't time.
On those days, when I still want something warm and comforting and dripping with syrup, I pull out a bag of frozen waffles. Not those kind of waffles. Real waffles.
Every Saturday at the store, waffles are served. They are served lots of different ways - with local strawberries in the Spring, fresh peaches in the Summer, pumpkin spice in the Fall. But no matter the flavour, one thing always remains the same - we always use real whipped cream and real maple syrup.
If there is ever left over batter, my mom bakes it all off and sends home a bag of waffles for her grandsons. They actually heat up well in the toaster, or if I'm warming a lot, in a tinfoil pouch in the oven.
This week's flavour was Pumpkin Spice. I served them with the usual - whipped cream and maple syrup, and then threw a few toasted pecans on top.
They were so delicious.
And it was exactly what I needed to start a very long day of painting...
I'm nearly finished with the painting in the family room. The panelling has been primed and painted and the trim and windows are nearly done. I can't wait to get it all back together.