Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Menu #37

Xavier loves to help cook breakfast meals as you can see in his excitement above.  J  Baseball practice was cancelled Saturday morning because of the cold weather & wet fields, so we decided to stay in our pajamas and make waffles.  Xavier & I searched through the pantry to get waffle flavor ideas and our two choices were either chocolate-raspberry or blueberry granola, and he opted for the latter.  I bought this great granola at our local store last week that has dried blueberries, brown rice crispies, and flax seeds.  The granola gave a great crunch to the waffles along with a yummy blueberry aroma from the dried blueberries.  We were quite pleased with our decision. 

Blueberry-Flax Seed Granola Waffles

Oil for brushing on waffle iron
1 C whole-wheat flour
1 C AP flour
½ t salt
2 T sugar
3 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1-1/2 C milk
2 eggs
4 T butter, melted
1 t vanilla extract
1 C granola

Brush your waffle iron lightly w/ oil & preheat it on medium.

Combine the dry ingredients (flour to cinnamon) in a large bowl.  In another bowl, mix together milk & eggs.  Stir in the butter & vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined (if it seems too thick, add a little more milk).  Fold in the granola.

Bake about 3-5 minutes, until golden brown. 

Now on to this week’s menu. . .

Tuesday:  B4D—Eggs Benedict w/ spinach, breakfast potatoes, and fruit salad
I have English muffins, Canadian bacon, & spinach left from last week, so what else could I do but make benis. . .my absolute favorite breakfast entrée!  I’ll do a post on Hollandaise sauce next week. 

Wednesday:  Vegetable Egg Rolls w/ stir fry brown rice, salad & peanut dressing
I found a great recipe for baked veg eggs rolls, and I can’t wait to try it.  I’ll post all about them later along with stir fry brown rice.  Stir fry rice & noodles are another tricky way I sneak vegs into X-man’s diet. 

Thursday:  Grilled Steak & Steamed Crab Legs w/ beet risotto & grilled asparagus w/ chocolate truffles & champagne for dessert
Happy Vanlentine’s Day!!!  We are heading to Green Valley Lake for a snow-filled Valentine’s weekend!  After the 4-year-old passes out, we will enjoy ourselves a lovely candlelit dinner by the fire.  J 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  Dinner at the cabin…yay!!!

Monday:  Tamales w/ salsa rice & black beans
Since we will just be getting back from the cabin, I’m going to make it easy on myself.  I’m using up some tamales & black beans we’ve had reserved in the freezer.  I’m also going to throw some brown rice with salsa & chicken stock in a steamer and let it cook itself.  


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  2. This looks so delicious! My kiddos love waffles. Please stop by and link up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us.