Wednesday, March 30, 2011

breakfast for dinner

I love having breakfast for dinner!  There's no way I'm waking up early enough to make this stuff on a week day!  Plus it's such an easy go-to when I can't come up with any ideas!  My mom-in-law has a cookbook made up of family recipes that she gave us and it's wonderful!  I use her waffle recipe and it's so yummy!  I'll post the recipe but first I'm going to tell you about the first time I ever made these.  :)
We'd only been married a couple months when I made these waffles.  It was my first time making waffles from scratch, first time ever.  Of course as a newlywed I was still nervous about making yummy meals for my man, so I was overly excited when I took my first bite and these waffles were just amazing!  I needed praise asap.  So I asked:
me: Aren't these the BEST waffles you've ever had!?
e: (shrugs his shoulders) Yeah, they're good.
me: No way!!  These are the BEST waffles ever!  Especially since this is the first time I've ever made them from scratch, right?!
e:  I said they're good.  I'm used to having them made from scratch though.  That's how my mom always cooks.
me:  (I'm thinking to myself, oh no he DIDN'T!)  Yeah, but these are the B E S T waffles you've ever had right?!  Just say YES!
That was not the answer I was going for.  I just wanted him to tell me those were the best waffles he'd ever had, the first time I asked.  Needless to say, any meal Eric wanted that came out of mom's cook book, he had to cook it.  Hahaha.  He learned his lesson.  It took me awhile, but I'm back to cooking meals out of that cook book :)

How does Eric like my waffles now?  Here I'll translate: " Babe....these are the best waffles I've ever had!  (in creepy voice from Date Night) Now get in my belly!" Please tell me you've seen Date Night and know what creepy voice I'm talking about?!
best waffles ever
2 cups flour
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vinegar
1/4 cup shortening
Mix first 3 ingredients until smooth.  Add the next 5 ingredients, mix until blended.  Last but not least, mix in the shortening.  Mixture will not be smooth once the shortening is added, but it will be delicious once baked :)  Enjoy!


Megan said...

Court you are so cute! I've been blog stalking you for a few weeks, haha, and decided it's finally time to make myself known :) You and Eric are darling together and I love reading your blog!

Liesl said...

Love the idea of breakfast for dinner...we used to have that growing up from time to time and my parents called it a "backwards dinner!" :)

Liesl :)

aftonbrooke said...

Oh Courtney. I just love you to pieces. I'd probably do the same exact thing with Gregg though. I'm glad Eric learned quick though.

Rissy said...

hahaha definitely know that voice!

I think you got him back for that less than stellar answer by posting that second pic hahahhaha


oomph. said...

haha, oh no he di'nt! i love breakfast foods, but never have time to make it in the morning either! every once in a while i love to go to a really good breakfast buffet...heaven! never saw date nite, but i think that same line was also in austin powers?!!

Shay said...

I just had a waffle for lunch- YUMMY! I love homemade waffles! I am definitely going to be trying that recipe and talking in a creepy voice;-)

m+b said...

Oh that is the best thing I've ever heard! I get so mad when my cooking isn't as good as his moms GRRR! I love that you make him make his moms recipes! You go girl!

Unknown said...

Hahaha thats hilarious! Sometimes those boys just don't get it!!

They look good though! :)

Shaylene said...

Now I want waffles! Plus, I just watched Date Night today so that's wicked ironic. Thanks for the comment! You have such a wonderful blog :)

Court said...

Ooooh I would never cook again!!! You are much better than me! :) I will definitely have to try them though. I love waffles with nutella and bananas!!!

Brooke T said...

YUM! I love breakfast for dinner :D

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I can't wait to make these BEST WAFFLES EVER! I love love love breakfast for dinner. :) YUM.

Tiffany said...

Okay---is that a smoothie?? With spinach in it? I would LOVE the recipe---and to know if you can taste the spinach. I've been reading about this, but just can't make myself try it!


Antoinette Musik said...

This post made me laugh. LOVE the idea of having breakfast for dinner and i love Erics honesty!
My hubby thinks the same way about his mamas cooking/baking.


BlackPearl said...

Looks delicious and I'm hungry!!

The Whity Wife said...

I am still in that era- not making anything close to what his mother would make- she works 60 hours a week and yet still finds time to make gourmet meals, i don't get it!

Thanks for visiting me!

Ashley Slater said...

I have been married for 7 months and EVERY night I wait after my husband has had the first few bites and go "how is it" and if I don't get an "awesome!" as a reply then I pout.

haha! I can't say I like breakfast food that much, but your pictures DO make them look tasty!

Thanks for the comments about our new puppy! She is so much fun!

Madeline Elizabeth said...

Cute story!
I love waffles, especially for dinner! Those look so yummy!

m&msmommy said...

Too funny! :)

And I LOVE breakfast for dinner. After I saw your post I thought, "That's what we're doing tonight!" :)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

lololol! That movie was hilarious -- but your story was funnier =) My hubs used to have to make his moms recipes too. I refused.

Now his mom calls and asks for my recipes =) shhhhh! secret!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

choose to be happy blog said...

oh my goodness that seriously looks SO delish!!! i love breakfast for dinner! well played my friend :)

Young People in Love said...

I ALWAYS want bfast for dinner but Chas takes a little more convincing. What's his problem? Seriously... ;)

Amy Nielson said...

breakfast is a BIG deal around here too, & sam pretty much lives for waffles. i'll definitely have to try these!

Julie Standley said...

breakfast for dinner is our specialty...

mary said...

I Love breakfast for dinner! Cannot wait to try this one! xox!

meme-and-he said...

this looks delicious!!! David and I love eating breakfast for dinner. I am writing this recipe down!

Wendy Annabeth said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Your blog is adorable :)

Bree said...

I went back to read your recipe again and decided to read the waffle incident. That is so how things are in our house, I don't cook anything his mom makes because I "make it wrong/funny/weird/different." Boys just need to learn to say yes babe, this is the best I've ever had! :) Afterall, they don't really want us to be exactly like their mom's do they?? Because last I checked they don't like sleeping with them! hahaha! :)

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