Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blender Waffles

My mom made us a hot breakfast every morning growing up, so I work really hard to do the same for our kids. I am always looking for easy recipes that are quick and delicious.  This is an old family recipe and perfect for people that want to use their wheat but don't have a grinder.  I have made it before but my kids didn't like the chunks in their waffles, so I haven't made them in a long time. But the other night when I was thinking about recipes to share, this is the first one that came to mind because it is so easy. The recipe says to put whole wheat berries in the blender with some milk for 5 minutes but in my cheap blender they wouldn't grind very well. So I decided I would wait till we could afford a nicer one and filled it away. But I still have my cheap blender so I decided to soak them all night and it worked great. This recipe made 5 waffles, I have 8 people in my family and I had enough but next time I will probably double it.

Last night  I put 1 Cup of milk (I only used whole milk because I had it, 2% or 1% would work to) and 3/4 Cup Wheat berries right into the blender and put it in the refrigerator over night.

This morning I got up and started the blender first thing. Then I went to wake everyone up it only took about five minutes or so. I then added the rest of ingredients:

2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
2 eggs
1/4 Cup oil
2 Tbl sugar or honey

Start the blender again for only a minute or so this time until will mixed. Then cook in a waffle iron.
My kids love buttermilk syrup

1/2 Cup butter melted and browned
Then add
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Buttermilk
cook over med heat for 2-3 minutes
remove from heat add
1/2 Tbl Baking Soda

I know not super healthy but the are having whole wheat pancakes and I don't butter the waffles before I add the syrup. The LOVED them this morning!

Our oldest had basketball practice this morning so he missed out. But everyone else loved them this recipe will be added to our weekly rotation.  The waffles recipe had to be less then .10 cents per serving.  Healthy and cheap even better!  Win/Win Good luck!

Monday, January 26, 2015


We had the opportunity to take a semi load of wheat and honey to Arizona. My dad (Dave), my mom (Julie), my cute brother Jace and also my husband Travis all made the trip. After I heard all the fun stories it sounded more like a vacation then work. ;)  The semi left on Thursday but Jace had a basketball game he wanted to play in so they all left at 5am Friday morning. They arrived in Heber around 4 where Tiffani had set up the drop off.  They spent the next 2 hours meeting everyone and helping people with their wheat orders. From there they went to Mesa to stay the night. My dad has this idea that if you just show up at a hotel they will just have a room for you.  So after a few stops they final found a place to stay. Travis said they got a good laugh out of it.
Early the next morning they were on their way to JoAnn's house. They spent another 2 hours meeting and helping people with their wheat and honey. I think that is my dad's favorite part, he love meeting people and hearing there stories. I know my mom loves it because she just loves visiting with people. From there they when to Holly's in Queen Creek AZ and spent another 2 hours visiting and helping. My husband is nice but not much of a people person and he even said how much he enjoyed the people in Arizona. Travis wants to retire and move somewhere, he came home and said he wanted to move there. We will see we have a few years yet till we can retire.
We want to send a special thank you to all the people in ARIZONA. Thanks for your support your and your kindness. Thanks to Tiffani, JoAnn, Linda and Holly.