Thoughts About Summer {And Waffles}.

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As I was sitting here thinking about all of you out there, I suspect there are more than a few with children headed back to school this week, or some week soon. The summer is fleeting {though joyous} and about the time school rolls around, I always have that feeling that life is just going far too fast.

(Please, slow down, dear life, so I can soak up this time when my children are this age.)

I guess school starting has sent me into a contemplative mood. . .

I think about Andrea, creator/designer of Hannah Kate, with her oldest daughter having left for college. What a new, exciting season, and yet, I can’t imagine the emotions of it all! I guess it’s like wanting your child to soar with wings of their own, and at the same time wondering how they will do out from under your own wings of protection. Maybe like seeing them fly on their own, and praying everything you built into their wings will hold up under wind and rain ~ at the same time, hoping for lots of sunshine-y good flying days!

I want to take these last few days before my oldest ones head back to school and let them know how much I’ve enjoyed having them with me. Do they know I’ve ENJOYED their company this summer? Reach out and hold their hands. Yep, even your middle school age boy. Read books or ride bikes. Give more hugs, and eat more dinners with everyone together, unhurried.

I’m picturing now all the places we went this summer and things we did; the sounds, the smells, the tastes. My mind plays rewind and I realize how much I have to be grateful for.

Speaking of tastes, that’s what I was meaning to post about!

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This summer waffles have been a huge hit at our place ~ they have excited breakfast, a few lunches, and even late night suppers way more than once. No one is tired of them yet, so I might just keep making them into the school year.

Without anymore sentimental thoughts about summer ending and school beginning here is one of the best, easy to make, make-your-kids-thank-you waffle recipes ever.

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Waffles

 2 cups flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. baking powder

 2 eggs separated.

Add yolks to mixture and beat whites until stiff in a separate bowl and set aside.

 Now add to bowl:

1/4 melted butter or use oil {I use olive oil or canola}

1 3/4 cups milk

1 tsp. of vanilla {optional}

 Fold in egg whites and use blender and mix all ingredients together.

Bake in hot waffle iron until browned.

Makes 10-12

IMG_8067Here are some of our favorite toppings to go along with waffles: mixed fruit and maple syrup.

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IMG_8068One of her very favorite places to eat this summer has been this little corner on our porch:

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P.S. Anyone sending off their children on their first day of school in the Hannah Kate Fall Collection? If so, send us a picture!

 

Alyssa

{for Hannah Kate}