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
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
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 Green
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.