Sunday, October 24, 2010
a.k.a. Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup.
I have this really great friend who gave me a used waffle maker. I just got it about two months ago, and I've been experimenting with waffles, mixes, etc.
Imagine my surprise when I walked into Aldi the other day and saw Millville Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix. And in the refrigerated section near the orange juice was Nature's Nectar Apple Cider. Of course, light bulbs start going off in my head, and my mouth starts watering, and I do believe I drooled - just a little bit (no one saw, at least I don't think they did). Oh well, even if they did...wasn't going to stop me from having my "Fall on a Plate".
So, this recipe is ONE PART review of a seasonal Aldi Product, and a recipe using another seasonal product. Stock up while you can! You won't regret it.
Pumpkin Waffles - follow package directions. $2.79 for a box which makes about 9-10 6" waffles.
The waffles were VERY easy to make, smelled delicious baking in the waffle maker, and turned out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Very nice taste and texture.
Apple Cider Syrup
2 Cups Apple Cider ($2.39 for 56 oz)
3 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Tbs Butter
1 tsp cinnamon (or if you have on hand, float a cinnamon stick while cooking)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Bring all contents to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Allow to cool slightly before serving. This makes about 24 oz of syrup. So it makes A LOT. :) And it's only about 5¢ a serving!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
So. I haven't been around much. For that, I'm TRULY sorry. But...life has gotten quite busy here. School has started, and being a homeschooler, it takes much of my time! And my daughter's gymnastics season has now started...and being the wonderful mother that I am, I took over the Concessions and food for home meets. Last week was my first ever meet. It was my daughter's first meet of the season. It was a great day all around. And it's been so fun planning, buying, making, getting ready, etc. A whole new adventure for me. I have an incredible team of ladies that I'm working with, who were incredible for this first meet!
My focus lately has been in trying to find inexpensive things to make that would be easy for the Judges or Coaches to eat at a meet. This evening, I tested something that I've been dreaming about for weeks. So...here goes.
Oh...btw...if you're dieting...DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT MAKE THESE!
Raspberry Breakfast Treats
1 Tube Bueller's Crescent Rolls (1.39)
8 tsp. Berry Hill Raspberry Spread (2.39/8 oz - .50)
2 Tbs Baker's Choice Vanilla Frosting (.99/12 oz - .10)
Preheat oven to 375.
Open and roll out tube of crescent rolls. Separate into 8 triangles. Spoon about a teaspoon of Raspberry Spread in the widest part of the triangle, spread down to about halfway down. Roll into crescents and bake according to package directions.
Allow to cool.
Heat frosting in microwave for 10-15 seconds and drizzle over crescents.
Sit down, enjoy with a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pretty much, anything!!! Only 25¢ each!!!