Tradition. I love the sound of that word and all the possibility of pleasant times and warm memories it holds. But when it comes to starting and sticking with one...
Early this fall, we discovered this waffle recipe and my children fell in love with the video of them being made - watched it over and over. And then, we proceeded to dream of a waffle machine and a Saturday morning waffle tradition for two months.
One day, I determined we would start the hunt for a machine, and I took us all to a local second-hand shop and actually did find this darling, vintage waffle machine for $2. It then sat around for another whole month.
At last, on Saturday, December 1st, I woke up and determined that this would be the day. I wouldn't put if off or wait for someone to come hold my hand and do it for me anymore. I would do it. We would make waffles.
I gathered the children around the kitchen counter, and we mixed the batter together and warmed up the old machine. We had some fussing, some tears - all the built up excitement proved too much for some of our little hearts.
But almost magically one waffle after another was added to the stack. And soon we were all sitting around our family table, having Saturday Morning Waffles.
It was wonderful, so wonderful that we've made waffles every Saturday this month. We just may have started a real-life Tradition. Only time will tell, but we're making good memories in the meantime. And by the bye, we love this recipe - it's packed with protein and gluten free, using almond flour instead of wheat. The waffles have a sweet, nutty taste, perfect with butter and just a little real maple syrup.