Thursday, November 15, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Spice Waffles

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I woke up this past Saturday and realized it had been a loooooooong time since I had made breakfast. It kind of goes in waves around here...sometimes the eatin' is good and other times we're just getting by. I guess the same could be said about most things around here - at times it feels like all we can do to keep from being overrun by sheer chaos (you know the feeling?)


3 kids in, and 2 years into being a stay-at home mom, I feel like I'm finally learning to be okay with it. Not just with the chaos, but with things not always being perfect. (Let me clarify - things have never been perfect...but the perfectionist in me has always cringed at that...) I am finally getting to a point where the fact that I haven't made breakfast in weeks is okay. After all, life is about more than breakfast foods! And life as a stay-at-home mom is about more than keeping a clean house and putting elaborate meals on the table.

In my experience, life as a stay-at-home mom is about being present to my kids. It's about going with the flow. It's about putting my family's needs first while still attempting to maintain a sense of my self. It's about sacrifice. It's about joy! It's about fun. It's about laughter and playtime and a sense of connection and security.

But perfect? It's not about being perfect.

Still...every now and then it's nice to make breakfast. Even better is when your entire family enjoys it so much that you feel, momentarily, perfect/invincible/Super Mom-ish. It's not a feeling that we moms have often! No...it kind of comes in waves...sort of like my cooking. And, like my cooking, when it's good, we know to enjoy it :)


Easy Pumpkin Spice Waffles
1 cup pancake mix (I used Log Cabin All Natural Pancake Mix)
1 egg
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Mix all ingredients and prepare in waffle maker.
Top with maple syrup.

Enjoy!


Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

7 comments :

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    1. An easy way to make breakfast feel "extra special" :)

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  2. Quinn ate shredded cheese for breakfast. And by "ate," I mean she took two bites and threw the rest on the floor. : )

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  3. Looks delicious! You're making me really wish I had a waffle iron. :)

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on right now for some really great hair products (http://www.allonsykimberly.com/2012/11/giveaway-with-flat-iron-experts.html) . Hope you'll stop by!

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  4. My husband is a freak about all things pumpkin. Looks tasty! Can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi Cynthia, thanks for commenting! Clearly the waffles are super easy but they really are tasty! I checked out your blog and read your "Life Goes Along" post. As a new blogger I have to say I agree with you - I am trying to do a blend of DIY and real life - but the real life is what's really most enjoyable for me to write and follow! Thanks for sharing your insight :)

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  5. These look so good! Pinning them later :). Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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