As a very newly married couple, I am proud to say we have already established a family tradition: Saturday morning waffles and family devotion.
Since our very first Saturday in our new home, we have been taking advantage of our waffle maker (why, yes it was a wedding present) with an awesome recipe that we tweaked from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything." (which, by the way, is a great cookbook but is even better as a great teaching tool on the basics of cooking. I am happy to report my husband has made wonderful use of it.)
Our Saturday mornings start out with us getting to use our two favorite appliances.
|LOOOVE my Kitchen Aid!|
To make the waffles we use this recipe (half of Mark Bittman's original recipe for
Everyday Buttermilk Waffles with a few variations)
1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
1/2 cup white all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup of yogurt thinned with 1/8 cup of milk
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons butter
Combine the dry ingrediants in a large bowl. In another bowl wisk the yogurt with milk and egg yolk. Stir the butter into this mix. Combine all the ingredients. Then, in a separate bowl, beat the egg white until it holds soft peaks. Fold these into the batter.
Brush the preheated waffle iron with a neutral oil (we use grapeseed oil). Pour 1/3 to 1/2 of the batter into the waffle iron. When the iron is finished (3-5 minutes), enjoy soft, golden waffles.
*We divide our batter to make 3 waffles, we learned the hard way not to overfill your waffle iron*
Following our delightful waffles, we settle on the couch (and sometimes our darling cat even joins us) for our Saturday morning devotion. We take turns reading out of Devotional Classics. It is a book comprised of selected readings from well-known theologians and Christian authors. The selections are beautifully written passages and sermons to lead the reader into "spiritual renewal." So far, we have heard from the likes of C.S. Lewis, Dallas Willard, Jonathan Edwards, Francis de Sales, and Spanish monk John of the Cross.
If you are looking for a deeply spiritual, well-written devotional, I highly recommend this.
|Attempt at a family portrait.|
Hopefully before and after pictures will be up soon!