Mike asked for a waffle maker for Father’s Day. He is still dreaming about The Waffle House in Margate. So, we played around a little. I didn’t take a picture of the waffle maker, but it is a double Belgian Waffle maker. We are not messing around here.
The Fat Man. Fried chicken smothered in country gravy.
The Wedge. Iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, and bleu cheese, drizzled with bleu cheese dressing.
Creamed Asparagus and Mushroom.
And for dessert, a classic . . . .Strawberries and Cream.
We are still experimenting. Still not the caliber of the Waffle House, but I’m sure we will keep practicing.
After a much needed run with my sister this morning, I stopped for gas and a treat for the kids. Maverick Hot Chocolate is the best – uh, yes I had to get myself one. I recommend adding the Almond Joy Creamer.
First Hot Chocolate. “Mom, this tastes so nice. I think it is my favorite!”
For you Kinder Egg fans in the United States who love these confections but cannot get them because they are illegal . .
These are called Kinder Joys and come with a separate compartment with a toy on one side and a hazelnut chocolate wafer treat on the other. A small plastic spoon is even included so it’s portable. Yum. It seems like they would be legal, however we will not try our chance at U.S. Customs as the penalty is $2500 per egg.
The week before school started, we spent one last day at Waitts Lake enjoying the sunshine and being around family. Oh, and there were cupcakes . . . . not sure if he will forgive me for this, but Sean is modeling the Coconut Lime Cupcakes. We ate on the dock. Cupcakes and Sunshine, and the Last Days of Summer. I’m sighing, just remembering it.
I had to look these up when we got these in our basket. Fava beans. They start in a pod.
This is what they look like when they come out of the pod.
I really like how funky they are – kind of a surreal little legume.
After you boil them for 3 minutes and submerge them in cold water, another little skin comes off. Then, I tossed them in olive oil and salt and pepper. We had them with grilled chicken and salad. They were a hit!