Mother’s Day 2016…. My mother, the snow bird, just returned from Florida for the winter. We decided to have a brunch for Mom at our house and have the nephews see their Nana whose mother ALWAYS has to work on Mother’s Day. This is not just a mother’s day brunch it, makes a great pre-range day meal for family and friends. Yeah, I’ve yet to take my nephews, age 17, 13 and 8 to shoot, someday… I just have to convince their mother.
What fun we had today!
This is the brilliant idea I had this week….Make your own Omelets and Waffles!
So to put it into perspective, my youngest nephews hate any food that is out of their realm… i.e. not chicken nuggets. So after many years of making something that one of them WON’T EAT, I decided to let them choose what they eat. Make it themselves! Interactive Food!
We put our waffle iron to work this year! A Belgian waffle maker to be exact!
If you are getting waffle makers to do this specifically, see if you have a friend you can borrow an extra from or else the line gets backed up a little.
The night before, we prepped anything that would be considered something prefect in our world for waffles or omelets:
Apples sautéed in butter and brown sugar
And a powdered sugar shaker
Prep work… Done!
Waffle batter recipe below and egg batter as well, this recipe and concept were a hit! For the first time ever, my 13 year old nephew said… “This is the best brunch I’ve ever had!”
- 1 dozen eggs
- ¾-1 cup of milk
- Salt/pepper to taste
Waffle batter (we doubled the recipe below for 6 people):
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, separated
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in milk, oil and egg yolks until mixture is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden; serve hot.
I will say, when you let an 8 year old choose what he wants on his waffle, and there is chocolate sauce, the 8 year old will choose chocolate. Surprise!
All with a side of Bacon……