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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easter Sunday and Spinach Waffles

I know Easter morning should be reserved for candy and chocolate only, but I did whip up a batch of homemade waffles in hopes my kids wouldn't die of sugar overload.  I start by mixing 2 cups milk, 2 eggs and either a cup of blueberries or peaches (usually, these are frozen) in the blender.  Well, for some reason, I wanted to change things up a bit.  I decided to add 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup fresh spinach.  The ingredients became a blur of purple in the blender.

Perhaps you read my blog post about how I found my thrift store waffle iron (click here to read more), but I've yet to blog about my $2.00 handheld Malitta coffee grinder I found a few years ago at a garage sale.  New, they sell for around $30.00.  I use it to grind flax, chia seed, oatmeal and more.

In my waffles I add 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1/2 cup ground chia seed, 1/2 a cup ground oatmeal and 1/2 a cup ground whole wheat flour.

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, with a tablespoon of olive oil and baking power.

Although I think a cup of fresh spinach would taste great (because you can't even taste the spinach at all ), I didn't want my waffles to be green.  The blueberries and flax keeps the waffles a nice dark color, so nobody becomes suspicious of just how healthy they really are.

Oh, no!  If the kids new these things were healthy, I don't think they'd eat them.

We took these fresh picked honeysuckles to my mother-in-law and had lunch with them.  They smelled amazing!  The glass vase was $1.00 from Goodwill.

For church services, I wore this $8.00 Aryeh dress I found at Goodwill.  

I just loved the colors and ribbons.  

From what I found on-line, an Aryeh dress sells for around $50.00.   

Eden wore a little dress from Wonder Kids I found for $2.00 at Goodwill.

The dress is 100% linen and has oodles of ruffles to keep it fluffy.  
She looked so cute, running around the yard and playing with her cousins.  She certainly didn't let a fancy dress slow her down.

We carried on our Easter tradition at Grandma and Grandpa Hinze's home.  They didn't want to slow down, but I gathered as many grand kids as I could to get a quick photo.

Well, the Easter candy is almost gone, but I've been experiencing with the waffles.  This morning I added an entire zucchini and it slipped by without any suspicion.  I feel deceptive!  Should I feel deceptive?  Strange to feed my kids something healthy and feel so secretive!  :)  I should be a spy!

The deception must run in the family because Eden is hoping I don't notice the dog she just slipped inside her Barbie Dream House.

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