Tonight was an early bird special night. Ironically, as I suggested this meal, I felt like I was 60 years old. We had to get ready and eat early since Max (9) had is school play tonight. You all know I love breakfast for dinner! So, when we got our Christmas citrus fruit from my parents (a tradition they passed down from my grandparents - Thanks Mom and Dad) we all dug into it immediately!
Max asked if I would cut the grapefruit in half and cut out the wedges. I never do this with citrus fruit (I peel it or supreme it), so it was a novelty for him. It took me right back to being a kid, eating breakfast at my grandparents house in Florida.
This was the perfect fuel to get us to the school for the fantastic performance we saw tonight. Fresh grapefruit, an over easy egg and waffles. These waffles were ridiculously easy...fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside!
1/2 cup white wheat flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup water or milk of your choice
Mix the dry and then pour in the milk. Stir just until combined and cook according to your waffle iron.
Does your family have a traditional gift they give to you? My parents started this one last year after my grandfather passed away to keep his tradition alive. I love this kind of stuff. Food is such a big part of who I am and I have such a romance with it. SSHHH don't tell Tony! I like getting these kinds of gifts. They have meaning and they are darn tasty. Although, I think the boys would be more into the bacon of the month club, but don't tell them about that one please.
Labels: breads, breakfast, holidays, main course, quick bread