Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Banana Split Waffle Sunday

I'm so exhausted after Father's Day!  No wonder Shawn took me out to breakfast instead for Mother's Day.  This year Shawn requested a waffle with ice cream and strawberries.  I decided to try it with a twist: mix bananas in the waffle and make it a Banana Split Waffle Sundae!

I started with a standard buttermilk waffle recipe, and added 2 mashed bananas.  I cooked per the waffle maker's instructions, about 3 - 3.5 minutes.  On top of the waffle I added a scoop of ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles.  It was such a decadent breakfast!

Presto 3510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker
This is the waffle maker we have, I love it!
After breakfast, Shawn requested to go to the flea market a few towns over.  We walked up and down the aisles, no big finds.  We did get Finding Nemo for $4, and I bought a couple of frames to practice my antiquing skills on.

We stopped at a favorite farm, and picked strawberries.  Fiona picked them off the ground, and we'd have to toss them back when she wasn't looking.  This was a great opportunity to show her where food comes from, and how we get it.  Not sure how much she got out of the experience, but we all enjoyed it.

While Shawn and Fiona watched Finding Nemo, I worked on dinner: Tempeh burgers with cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, and balsamic caramelized onions, corn on the cob, and roasted potatoes.  For dessert we had strawberry shortcake with our own strawberries.  What a day!   
Strawberries from farm to table

Here are some more great books on buying foods from local farms: The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating LocallyEarth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm

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