Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Make & Freeze Homemade Waffles

I'm a pretty frugal DIY type of gal, a single mother always looking for a way to save some money!! I don't mind doing things myself to save and making our own breakfast ahead of time from scratch saves tons! My son's favorite thing for breakfast aside from a bowl of cereal is waffles, we were having to buy a new box every week. This can add up. Why not save and make them yourself?
Not only does it save money, they are so much fluffier and tastier this way. I went and bought a waffle maker just for the purpose of making in large batches and freezing ahead of time. We have been doing this for a year now and I only have to the do the large batches a few times a year, it lasts for us. Basic staples = healthy yummy breakfast for months.

Homemade Waffles

Recipe adapted from
2 cups flour (all-purpose or wheat)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 3/4 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil

After all the waffles are cooled off on the racks, I take them and fill them two at a time in freezer bags. I then take a straw and suck the air out of the bags and seal.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cray Fishin'

Another Summer tradition, cray fishing.
We do this every year and Caleb brought along his best friend to do it with him.
We found a perfect spot that we return to every summer, we wait till the waters are low and these critters are hungry. We tie a cheap hotdog on a string and then onto a stick and lure them out of their muddy homes to feast. Then we slowly pull them into a area we can scoop them up with our nets. Sure way to have fun with boys! This mama is not scared too get right down there with them, I was raised in the country and did this ourselves.