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easy oatmeal waffles for two

We love making waffles on the weekend. Jon almost always puts butter and syrup on his, but this time we made a ton of fruit to go on top.

oatmeal waffle

I like making extra waffles, but since there are just two of us, I usually make smaller batches. Here is a quick recipe for some yummy oatmeal waffles.

Mix together:

  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbs melted butter
  • Bit of cinnamon

Pour into waffle maker and cook until ready! We made 4 waffles on our waffle maker. Enjoy!

walton’s fancy and staple

Ahhh. Bakeries and plants. My two favorite things. The toast at Walton’s Fancy and Staple is delicious, and the indoor plant game is on point. It probably helps that they are also a florist.walton1 walton2

Well, looky what I found! Maybe next weekend I can talk myself into buying some.walton3 walton4

Jon’s new phone has turned him into quite the artsy photographer. I like it lots.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 9.52.16 AM

#SuBruNo: Brunch @ Austin Ale House

SuBruNo (Sunday-Brunch-Nothing) is something that the girl and I came up with because we’ve made a focused effort to only do the following on Sundays: Sunday stuff (like church), Brunch (because breakfast is our favorite meal) and Nothing (because that’s what Sundays are for).

This past weekend we tried out a new brunch spot with one of our close friends down at the Austin Ale House in downtown Austin. It had a cool vibe and was not too busy which we liked. The coffee was good, the service was prompt and their brunch was nice so all-in-all I would have to say it was a solid brunch adventure. I had the steak & eggs since they didn’t have eggs benedict and the girl had their free-range scramble which looked delicious.

Now, all we have to decide is where to this Sunday?

lemon poppyseed muffins

I am on an ongoing journey to find a muffin recipe that makes those big muffins with the big fat tops on them. I read somewhere that the secret was using yogurt, or something like that to give your muffin some oomph when its baking. I used a recipe similar to this, and added some lemon zest and poppy seeds.

One of the best parts of making muffins or cupcakes is putting the little cupcake liners in the pan. Instantly makes me feel like I am in the kitchen with my ma.poppyseed5

This batter is super thick. I imagine you could maybe put it in a loaf pan and make bread too.poppyseed4

The recipe said it makes 12 muffins. I checked multiple times. So I made only 12 (overflowing) muffins.poppyseed3

I skipped a glaze on top, since its mostly sugar, and we are trying to be a little healthy here.poppyseed2

And here is the huge muffin! Perfect for our Sunday brunch. I don’t think it is my perfect muffin recipe yet, but by george, it sure has a glorious top on it.poppyseed1

crazy for croissants

I got this idea in my head that I needed to make croissants this weekend. I started the process on Friday evening. By Sunday morning, my shoulders were sore from all the rolling, but I didn’t care because it was time to put the croissants in the oven. I had a little brunch party with some of my favorite people, and we ate fresh from the oven, flaky croissants with whipped butter and jam.

croissants6 croissants1 croissants2 croissants4 croissants5 croissants3   (I used a combo of these  two recipes here and here. I used the dough from the first recipe, but next time, I might try the other one. I mixed it for all the time it said, and I thought the dough was a little tough. But it turned out fine in the end!)