We headed to Chuck's parents' house for the weekend and I had the bright idea of having a big breakfast this morning. I'd been planning on making a batch of waffles to put in the freezer to have for today and for later.
I've been trying to make sure that what we eat is as close to the "real thing" as possible, free of additives and preservatives, so last week I bought a box of Buckwheat Pancake mix from Whole Foods. This morning I decided to try it out. We made one batch for me and Chuck, then thankfully we decided to use Chuck's mom's wheat pancake mix for the next batch since I'd never tried the buckwheat kind before. Chuck tried the first bite and made an awful face. I was really disappointed...unfortunately he doesn't always appreciate my attempts at better nutrition.
Thinking he was overreacting, I tried mine. One bite, then another with more syrup, thinking it would be better. It wasn't...he was right...tasted like cardboard. Somehow he ate half of his, but I could only manage a couple of bites. As much as I wanted this healthy new food to be in our regular rotation of breakfast foods, I think I've ruled it out.
Speaking of regular rotations, I came across a blog about creating a Master Menu Plan for your family. I had never thought about this idea, but it seems like a good one. Try new recipes, then if they're a "keeper", add them to the list of meals for the family.
Last week I tried a new recipe from the A Year of CrockPotting blog, CrockPot Chicken Cordon Bleu. Chuck said it was one of his favorite meals that I've made in awhile. I was most excited about the recipe for homemade "cream of ____" soup. It was so much better than the canned stuff and I had everything on hand. Definitely a keeper! Even though the buckwheat waffles didn't work out, at least this week's experiments lent great recipes for chicken and the cream soup. I guess that's how it goes sometimes, trial and error!
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