Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Live and Learn: Just Thought I'd Mention

I know, over the three years I've been blogging, that I've shared my wisdom on so many topics. You're all probably well aware of what I feel the best strategy is for having teens (run), having a tech-impared husband (laugh), having new drivers (hide), and having your baby head off to college hundreds of miles away (sob, but pretend that you aren't).

But there are all these little tidbits I've never imparted, random lessons learned not necessarily related to being a wife or a mother, just a person trying to get from one day to the next.

And because I'm such a giver (my kids tell me that, although I'm not sure why they roll their eyes when they do), I've got some of them for you today:


*If one of the hooks on your bra is broken, don't just play the odds and expect the remaining hook to do the job. Bazinga could take on a whole new meaning.

*If the "check engine" light goes on in your car, it could be trying to tell you something. And once you smell something burning it's too late. Damnit.

*The odds that a bird will $hit on your head while you're mowing the lawn is higher than you'd think. And whoever it is that started that whole "it's good luck" thing obviously never actually had bird poop dripping down their head.

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*If you're going to lie about your age, don't just reverse the numbers. You cannot pass for 15.

*Any time you see the word "affordable", it's not.

*When watching Jeopardy, no need to feel inferior. Turns out Alex Trebek has a cheat sheet.

*Scaring your kids IS funny. Whether it makes you a bad parent or not is debatable, but it damn sure is funny.


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Pound Cake Dessert Boats
Pound Cake Dessert Boats: quick and easy to put together using a baked or a purchased pound cake | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


*You can easily figure out where speed traps are. They're wherever you're heading when you're late.

*Wherever you live, there will always be that one neighbor who wakes you up mowing his lawn at some absurd hour on the weekend. The antidote is to set your sprinklers to go off on his side of your property just before he'd normally start.

*Ebook readers are so convenient, I love mine. But they're also dangerous. Fall asleep reading these days and you could end up with a black eye or a bloody nose.

 *Speaking of noses, when you get a new phone, take a few minutes to be sure the camera works the same way as your last one unless you want 18 pictures of your nose.


So that's it, little bits and pieces to help you through your day. 

And if you ever want to share those nose-selfies with someone who's been there and done that? I'm here for ya.

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Pound Cake Dessert Boats
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 Frozen pound cake (fresh baked or purchased)
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups fruit (I used strawberries, blueberries and plums)
chocolate syrup
OPT: whipped cream

Directions:
*Melt the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir, and continue in 15 second intervals until they are completely melted and smooth.
*Remove the pound cake from the packaging and stand on its side. Using a thick sharp knife, cut the cake lengthwise.
*Place the two pieces of the cake, cut side down, on a platter. Slice into 1 inch pieces.
*Pour the dark chocolate over the cake and use a spatula to spread it over the top and sides. Place in fridge to set.
*Chop the fruit.
*To serve, drizzle chocolate syrup over individual plates. Run a spatula under the slices of chocolate covered pound cake and remove two slices to each serving plate, chocolate side down.
*Top with fruit and drizzle with more chocolate syrup.
*OPT: Top with whipped cream.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Funny Friday: Up a Tree

Today’s post is September’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.
 
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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Spatulas on Parade.
 
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1. Little Bear to Mom: Now mom, you just go back home. I told you I was running away from home. It doesn't work as well if you come with me.
 
2. Little Bear to Mom: What do you mean this isn't the way to our cave? See why I asked for GPS . . .

3. Mom to Little Bear: Don't let them scare you dear, that place is called a donut shop and the bear claws they're selling don't really come from bears.

4. Little Bear to Mom: What do you mean what am I looking for? A pic-a-nic basket of course. Just like Daddy Yogi does.

5. Little Bear to Mom: What am I doing? I'm cliiiiimbing a staiiiirway to heaaaaaven. 
 

 
And now for something yummy:
 
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Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan: Eggplant slices coated in a seasoned breadcrumb mixture then baked, not fried. Add cheese and Homemade Marinara for a flavorful dinner | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #dinner
 
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Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 large eggplant
salt
1 egg
1 cup Italian seasoned croutons
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
olive oil (or any) non-stick spray
approximately 10 slices mozarella

Homemade Marinara: recipe HERE 

Directions:
*Peel the eggplant and slice into 1/2 inch rounds. Sweat on a paper towel by lightly salting the slices and allowing them to sit for 10 minutes. Blot with a paper towel.
*Beat the egg with 2 TBSP water. 
*Place the croutons, 2 TBSP of the parmesan cheese, the cumin and cayenne in a food processor. Pulse until it's the consistency of bread crumbs.
*Coat a baking pan with olive oil non-stick spray.
*Dip each eggplant slice individually in the egg mixture, then the crouton mixture. Be sure the entire slice is entirely coated. 
*Place the slices on the prepared baking pan and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. 
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
*Spray the tops of the eggplant slices lightly with the olive oil spray and place the pan into the oven. Bake 10 minutes, turn the slices with a fork and bake another 10 minutes.
*Remove the eggplant from the oven but leave the oven on. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan over the eggplant, then place a slice of cheese on each one and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
*While the eggplant is cooking, heat the marinara sauce.
*Remove the eggplant from the oven but leave the oven on.  Drizzle some of the marinara over the eggplant and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
*Serve with the remaining marinara and additional grated parmesan cheese.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Withering Words

In my ongoing effort to take my mind off of not having seen my youngest in over a month, you may have noticed that I've been spending quite a bit of time looking into patterns of popularity in social media

Desperation? 

Intellectual curiosity? 

Potato, potaaato.

One thing I found on twitter was the trending hashtag #WordsNotUsedOftenEnough.

Looking further I saw that it's wasn't quite as mundane as referring to "please" and "thank you", although those words are, without a doubt underutilized these days.

And not necessarily single words either, but phrases too. For example self-validation like "I look great" or humor like "not till you marry me."

But all of this talk about words rarely utilized did get me thinking about how many words are becoming obsolete. How in the past I'd read books or articles and have to look up words that are new to me. Either I've gotten quite a bit smarter (I'm sure that's it) or our language has become decidedly uninspired. All of the new "words" I learn these days tend to be acronyms, like smh or iirc (google them, I did). Fun, but not exactly intellectually stimulating which, at my age, I hear I'm in need of so I don't end up one marshmallow short of a s'more. I just made that up, think it'll catch on? Maybe if I add the hashtag #WordsNotUsedOftenEnough?


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Day and Night Sandwich Cookies


In the interest of the sanctity of an intact s'more, I decided to head into my home office, peruse my bookshelves (sadly, a word that may soon wither) for a dictionary and see what words I could find to use. Arbitrarily opening to any old page, I came up with some words that are new to me and others that I did know but have not seen used in a long time.


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So here you go. Ten interesting words used in a few sentences. Apropos of nothing, mind you, I just let the words take me where they will.

I ween that your orotund grandiloquence will result in wroth reactions. No, you won't get fragged, but I can't guarantee that being a windbag won't get you thrown in some jerkwater tarn. Imagine how saggy your weemus will be then. Attitudinize that!

Ween: to think
Orotund: with a booming voice
Grandiloquence: use of pretentious language
Wroth: angry
Fragged: attacked with a hand grenade
Windbag: a person who talks too much
Jerkwater: small unimportant place
Tarn: small mountain lake
Weenus: elbow skin
Attitudinize: to take an attitude.

Anyone want to check my orthography?

Orthography: proper spelling.

Make that eleven interesting words.

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Day and Night Sandwich Cookies
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 stick margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

12 bars (.45 oz each) cookies and cream candy bars

Directions:
*Cream 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 stick margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix in 1 3/4 cups flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
*Using the same bowl and beaters, cream the other 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 stick margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in the other egg and the remaining 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix in 1 cup flour, the baking cocoa, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge. Keep refrigerated for one hour up to one day.
*Break each candy bar in half.
*Cover baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll the white dough into approximately 24 balls. Do the same with the chocolate dough. Place onto baking sheets. Press the white dough balls only down slightly with the heel of your hand, as they will not spread as much as the chocolate cookies. Bake for 10 - 11 minutes.
*Remove from oven. Gently flip over the chocolate cookies on the cookie sheet. Place a candy piece on top. Let sit for one minute to melt. Top with a white cookie. 
*Allow to cool before moving.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fly on the Wall: My New Friend, The Donald

Welcome to a monthly Fly on the Wall group post. Today 16 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house. At the end of my post you’ll find links to this month’s other participants’ posts.

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College Boy comes downstairs from his room.
Me: Yikes, what smells? Are you wearing deodorant today?
College Boy: I just farted.
Me (looking incredulous): You came down here to do that? 
College Boy: No, it was in my room.
Me: Why did you come down here?
College Boy: To escape the smell.
Me: How's that working for you? Even more important, how do you think that's working for me?
College Boy: It's not. But it isn't my fault, it followed me down here.
Me: Next time leave your pants upstairs.


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I've had some fun, some funny, and some interesting follows on twitter. But I must admit I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw this follow. I thought my medical records were supposed to be private:


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And then I found out what this actually is. Vikings Digital Diaries for Minnesota Vikings fans.

Now what am I supposed to do? Let my friends and family think I'm a Vikings fan? Or I have a medical condition?

Tough call.


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That wasn't the only follow that had me shaking my head.

No matter whether you agree with his viewpoints or not, a President must have a filter, must be capable of diplomacy and must be capable of putting the good of the country ahead of his ego. So I've been pretty critical of Donald Trump, especially in my post A Day in the Life of a News Cycle.

So I almost fell off my chair when I saw this notification from Google +


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Now we all know that isn't really his account. But whoever set that account up sure did get me. Bazinga!


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If you read this blog at all you know that my boys are grown, but they're still really picky eaters. It's definitely getting better but, seriously, I'm so sick of it. Like this lovely conversation just before dinner the other night:
Me: What are you doing with the fridge open?
College Boy: Just trying to make a decision.
Me: Dinner will be ready in a couple of minutes. What decision?
College Boy: Whether tonight's dinner can just be smothered in ketchup, needs barbecue sauce, or is at the "break out the sriracha" level.
Ah, how I love being appreciated.


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Me: Thank you so much for teaching me how to make GIFs for my blog, I love doing it.
College Boy: I wish the site I used in middle school was still up, that was the best.
Me: I didn't even know there were such a thing as GIFs when you were in middle school.
College Boy: You didn't know they were in existence since I was in middle school? Really, Mom? I'm pretty sure the ten commandments were written in GIF form.
See, you do learn something new every day.


Monte Cristo Skewers: flavors reminiscent of a favorite sandwich marinated and grilled on skewers | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #dinner #chicken #grilling

Monte Cristo Skewers
Monte Cristo Skewers: flavors reminiscent of a favorite sandwich marinated and grilled on skewers | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #dinner #chicken #grilling


A fly on the wall would have seen this private FB interaction:

A woman asked to join my private FB group (for bloggers who participate in the monthly challenges I run). I hadn't heard of her so I sent her a private message asking her if she had a blog and was interested in one of the challenges. The response was such an ego boost:

Her: Your writings are amazing and you are inspiring to me! God put you into my path and that is for sure and you are amazing.

Me: You are way to complimentary, but you sure made my day.

Her: You began something which I truly think is amazing and I want to use your concept to do something in books for kids and thank you so much.

Me: You lost me. What did I begin that's amazing? And how will you use it in books for kids?

Her: I am kind of busy right now and you are confusing me and I thought you were the lady who began the blog which other artist can contribute. No need to get into a big discussion because I cannot right now. Sorry to bother you.

Yikes. Deflategate? That's not a football thing, that's my ego . . .

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Was I just tired or was I having a senior moment?

About an hour before dinner, I needed something to drink and grabbed the 2 liter soda out of the fridge. I had already set the table so I grabbed my glass from my place setting, poured myself a drink, drank it, put the soda back in the fridge and went upstairs to put the laundry away.

When I came back downstairs I opened the fridge and there was my empty glass where I keep the soda. Huh?

I looked at the table and guess what I saw where my glass was supposed to be?


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Tired, right?

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I needed to rate a friend's podcast in itunes for her but I didn't have an account. I tried to sign into College Boy's account but he couldn't remember his password. He offered to go upstairs to his laptop and set up an account for me.
He came down with a smirk on his face and said that the account was set up. I know that smirk so I quickly jumped on my new account.
My name looked fine. 
My address was OK. 
Security question "what was the first thing you learned to cook?" he answered "food". Smart ass, but still not smirk-worthy. 
Keep looking. . .
My date of birth: April 1st, 1865 
And there it is.


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had made a new cake for the blog. Whenever I develop recipes it's kind of hit or miss. Sometimes they come out the way I'd hoped. Sometimes they need tweaking, and other times . . . well . . .
So as I was putting the cake together I was talking to myself. Really more to the cake. Something along the lines of "please come out, please come out."
College Boy comes into the kitchen, hears me and says "oh Mom, your stuff always comes out." What a nice compliment.
After dinner I'm sitting on the couch and Hubs goes into the kitchen, takes a piece of cake and puts a piece into his mouth and as he walks past me says "I don't know what it was supposed to look like but it does taste good."
I'm really not sure whether that's another compliment or an insult. Or a compliment AND an insult.


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PurDude has been gone for a month now. College Boy has been living at home since he transferred to our state university's local campus a year ago.
Every now and then I look into PurDude's room and just feel sad. It's so empty. No 3 monitors going at once, no car keys sitting on his desk. It's neat and clean, but it's empty.
College Boy (standing in the doorway of his room): I know you miss him. Good thing I'm doing my share to keep my room looking lived in.
Me (looking at the pile of crap completely covering his floor): Oh yeah, lucky lucky me.

Now click on the links below for a peek into some other homes:


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Monte Cristo Skewers
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 # thick sliced cooked ham
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 TBSP butter, melted
2 TBSP mayonnaise
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 TBSP sweet hot mustard

*NOTE: When I bake a ham, I freeze the leftovers in 1# packets to be used in recipes like this one.

Directions: 
*Cut the chicken breats into cubes. Place in a gallon bag.
*Whisk together the melted butter, mayonnaise, honey, dijon mustard and sweet hot mustard.
*Pour over the chicken in the bag and manipulate to be sure all the chicken is coated. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.
*Cut the ham into approximately 1 inch squares.
*While your grill is off and cold, grease the grates.
*Heat your grill to medium high.
*Thread the marinated chicken, ham chunks and grape tomatoes onto skewers.
*Place skewers onto the grill, close the lid and reduce temperature to medium. 
*Cook for about 10 minutes, turn the skewers over using a utensil or oven mitt and cook for about another 10 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just Ten?

I've been seeing all of these blog posts about "ten things you should never say". I've read many writers' lists of "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Writer" or "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Food Blogger". Then there was "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a New Mom" and "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Nursing Mom" and "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Mom of Toddlers."

Not to be left out, I've decided to do a Ten Things post of my own. Since I don't seem to fit into any real group, I'm sure you'll all be interested in a more personal perspective. So . . .

Ten Things You Should Never Say to  . . . 

{{drum roll, please}} 

Me!


Just ten?


Shut up. I'm showing restraint.


Ten Things You Should Never Say to Me:


1. I finished that bottle of wine.

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2. I'm sure you're just having a bad hair day.


3. I'm sick of answering the house phone so I've been giving all the telemarketers your cell number.


4. What's burning?

5. I lit your car on fire. Well, that one's been said me before (guess we know what's burning after all), but believe me when I say I DO NOT want to ever hear it again.


6. Is that cookie sugar free?



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Crunchy Andes Topped Cookies
Crunchy Andes Topped Cookies: crispy, crunchy, dark chocolate chip filled tollhouse style cookies topped with a melted mint | Recipe developed by BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #chocolate #mint #cookies


7. Is this recipe an experiment?

8. I used the last of the toilet paper.

9. It was an accident. Because we all know that ANYTHING that comes before or after that statement is not going to be good news.

10. I volunteered you for the dunk machine at the fundraiser.

That's it, ten things. 

You won't be surprised if there's a follow up post with 10 more things, will you?

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Crunchy Andes Topped Cookies
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

50 Andes Candies

Directions:
*Cream butter, margarine and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
*Starting on the lowest speed until incorporated, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the dark chocolate chips.
*Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or up to a day.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheets.
*Bake for 9 - 12 minutes or until they start to brown. 
*While the cookies bake, take the wrappers off of the mints.
*Take the cookies out of the oven and immediately place one mint in the center of each cookie. Wait one minute and then gently with your finger or the bottom of a wooden spoon, swirl the melting mint over the center of the cookies.
*Remove from the baking sheet. Allow to set completely before storing.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Use Your Words: If a Tree Branch Falls

Today’s post is a monthly writing challenge. If you’re new here, this is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once. All of the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the recipient will take them. Until now.

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At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
I’m using: waffles ~ bacon ~ eggs ~ storm ~ tree branch ~ debit card

They were submitted by Sarah of The Momisodes.

As I sit here having a lovely breakfast of waffles, bacon, and eggs (OK, you got me, it's actually just a cup of coffee), thinking about the impact of this coming storm on that tree branch inching ever closer to my humble abode, I can't help but wonder if I have enough of a balance on my debit card to rebuild the back of my house. I'm thinking probably not.

But if this tree falls in from the woods? I bet I'll hear it. And see it. And feel it.


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It's actually pretty funny that one of my assigned words is waffles, because I published a post about them yesterday. I was invited, in celebration of National Waffle Week (yeah, that actually is a thing) to join a large group of bloggers each coming up with unique waffle recipes. My contribution was an interpretation of chicken and waffles: Mac and Cheese Waffles with Honey Bunches Chicken. My family loved this dinner. Even though I added a nod to breakfast by making the Mac and Cheese into a waffle and even adding bacon bits to the ingredients, for us this was a dinner.

Mac and Cheese Waffles with Honey Bunches Chicken | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #waffle #chicken
 Mac and Cheese Waffles with Honey Bunches Chicken

Next thing you know, the boys were asking for waffles for breakfast. Honestly, I love waffles, but the waffle iron tends to be messy to work with so I don't take it out often. In fact, by the time I'm done my kitchen looks like a storm passed through. Yes, I'm talking about a tornado, dumping egg shells, grease, globs of half cooked batter, dirty bowls and every utensil I own onto my kitchen counters. If I had found a tree branch or even a Yugo under that mess I would not have been surprised.

Two days in a row of that? Not sure I was up for the mess so I offered eggs. Fried? Scrambled? Omelet? No, they wanted waffles.

Desperate, I offered to send them out to breakfast. Even said I'd let them take my debit card. What was I thinking?

But they were hungry, weren't yet showered and so they issued me a challenge. Could I develop two completely different waffle recipes two days in a row?

Did you say challenge?

Those damn boys, they've got my number.

So, mess or not, I did come up with another unique waffle recipe. And damn, I have to tell you, even I admit that it was well worth the clean up.

Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon Banana Glaze: all the flavors of a warm slice of banana bread made into a waffle with a cinnamon banana glaze over the top | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon Banana Gaze 
Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon Banana Glaze: all the flavors of a warm slice of banana bread made into a waffle with a cinnamon banana glaze over the top | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


That waffle iron better get ready. I foresee many more work-outs in its future.

Links to the other Use Your Words posts:



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Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon Banana Glaze
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
3 small or 2 large overripe bananas
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 stick butter
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt 
2/3 cup cinnamon baking chips

3/4 stick butter
3 TBSP brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 - 2 ripe bananas
maple syrup

Directions (makes about 5):
*Melt 1 stick of butter and set aside to cool a bit.
*In a bowl, mash the over ripe bananas. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, sour cream and melted butter.
*Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon and salt.
*Add the dry mixture to the the bowl and mix just until incorporated. Don't over mix.

*Heat your waffle iron. When hot, scoop 3/4 cup of the batter into the center. Close gently and allow to cook. When the waffle iron indicates it's done, check and if it's not yet a deep golden brown, allow to cook another minute before removing to a plate. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
*While the waffles are cooking, melt 3/4 stick of butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. *Slice the remaining banana into the pan. Allow to come to a boil and boil for one minute. While boiling, stir gently so the bananas are covered with the glaze but be careful not to break up the bananas.
*Serve waffles topped with the banana glaze and drizzle with maple syrup.