Breaking Bread…with Waffles!

Christmas Breakfast

A tradition to share…

Here is a Family Breakfast tradition among others but, my personal one for the kids and hubby! Today, I am going to share this with you! You can find the basic Recipe on A Taste of Home. I have added cocoa to make them chocolate and adapted it to our tastes slightly.

My husband and I have shared this tradition outside of our home; inviting people from church to enjoy a breakfast with us. I believe it creates a family environment in the church which is healthy and also is exactly what the early church did in the book of Acts. We would invite certain couples in the church that were new, or all the youth for my husbands version of McMuffins. They are way better and use Canadian Back bacon! Now, I will share it with you in hopes that you will enjoy it in your own homes and maybe invite a family over to enjoy good fellowship while breaking bread together in the Lord!

Here we go:

In the World but, not of it: Waffle Making

In the World but, not of it: Waffle Making

Print out Recipe for reference & Gather all of your Ingredients.

We like to add Organic frozen wild blueberries and raspberries or strawberries. It adds sweetness that is natural and also great anti-oxidents for your health.

Beat your separated egg whites with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Melt your butter.

Mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.

I added 1 Cup of Dark cocoa to the dry ingredients to make these chocolate flavoured.

We usually cut this back to only 1 Cup of sugar for this recipe Doubled! If adding the Cocoa, Be sure to add ALL your sugar or they will be bitter.

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Plug in your Waffle maker to begin warming.

We LOVE this one! It was given to us last year as a Christmas gift and for our size of family…this is perfect! They come out wonderfully…fluffy…perfectly cooked yumminess!

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Mix everything together and then, FOLD in your egg whites after!

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 Once mixed, I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to place in each waffle section.

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This works the best!

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Now for the clean up. Making waffles does take time.

So you have lots of time to get this done!

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See!

These are done before the green light switches on the first batch and the lovely chocolate goodies are done.

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All done!

Be sure to use something to get them out. The steam can be hot!

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Serve and Enjoy!

We use maple syrup from my family in Quebec and their farm. They can-it and send it to us. They are so sweet but, supply and demand can be a problem, as we eat it faster than they send it, haha!

Acts 2:46-47

“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”


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Making Traditions a family event!

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When my husband and I had our first Christmas together, we thought about Children and having a family of our own one day. Little did we know that one day would be 3 months into our marriage. So, as we sat together and thought we asked our selves some very big questions:

Now that we have left our father and mother, and cleaved to one another; how should we live our lives as one? What family traditions do we want to keep or make on our own?

Having two people come together is like two raging rivers joining into one stream. It can be trumulterous at times, learning to live as one body of water. Sometimes under-currents can kick up old debris (baggage) and other times it feels smooth and calm. Sometimes, there are big rocks that are in the way. We have to rush around them to continue on together. When it comes to raising a family together, traditions can be those tough rocks or decisions. One person may want a bar mitzvah, the other a Silent Night, and so on….

Here are some of the traditions that we have made together, as a family:

  • Driving around late at night to see all the Christmas Lights! We blare the Christmas Music ooohhh-ing and awww-ing over ever single one…even the sad looking ones 😀 Some are simply amazing , some are cute, and some are down-wright-tacky but, we love them!
  • Singing some Christmas Carols as a family while I *ahem* attempt to play the piano. It brings; Jesus, and worship, and joy, back to Christmas we feel. Even if it is clanging symbols! Overall, It is beautiful to sing together and gather around with some hot chocolate.
  • Reading the story of Christmas out of the Bible on Christmas morning. This is something we love to do! We also take the time to incorporate the story of the Christmas tree and how that relates to the cross. Then, we talk about the star on the tree and how that showed where Jesus lay. Then, we say that Jesus was our gift for Redemption & Salvation. We point to the gifts under the tree and tell them that we honour the greatest gift of all by giving each other gifts. Then we give our gifts to each other.

Here are some of the traditions we had to leave behind or change, as a family:

  • Going to Christmas dinner at everyone’s house. That sounds crazy, I know! What I mean is, we have divorced families and re-married families as grandparents. That means 5 different Christmas Dinners and everyone wants you on 2 days…or worse, one! This got very frustrating. We now host Christmas dinner and invite EVERYBODY! This is a lot easier and we can set-the-tone for keeping Christ the centre of it all.
  • We moved and one of our traditions was going out and getting a Christmas tree-a real one-hacking it down and sitting around a wood fire-pit outside. Going on a train ride and sipping hot chocolate with our wonderful neighbors. The place we live is an hour away from them and we rent now, so they said no real trees 😦
  • No Christmas baked goodies with my wonderful neighbour either 😦
  • We also stopped opening one early gift on Christmas Eve. With 5 children, you want to keep all the gifts there until the very last moment. Plus, there is more money to spend and that may be their best gift, so we try not to ruin it.

How do you celebrate Christmas?

Do you have any traditions that you have made together as a family?

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Genesis 2:24 KJV

 

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