September 15, 2017

Good Mornings

I am not a morning person.


I really don’t know why. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I love the vast possibilities of the start of something new, but I don’t like mornings. I love sunsets. I love chirping birds. I like sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee, but I still don’t like mornings. I’ve come to a point in my life where I’ve realized that I probably won’t ever be a morning person and I’m okay with that.
I’ve always wished I could be the sort of person who could jump out of bed at some impossibly early time and great the day with arms wide open, but I’m usually yelling at Echo, hitting snooze and burrowing further under the covers.

This is also true on weekends.


It used to be a didn’t have a say as to when my mornings started. When the baby cried or the toddler demanded, that was the end of my sleeping no matter when they ran their own tiny alarms. Now adays things are different. The girls get up. They find a snack. They turn on the tv. They let out the dogs.

I don’t have to tell you that’s on weekend mornings, right? School mornings afford no such luxuries.

The lolling in bed Big Daddy and I planned to do, as newlyweds, 18 plus years ago is finally happening. I do a crossword. We read the news.  And then suddenly it strikes me that we have to make breakfast (or usually brunch) soon or else we might as well just make dinner.  Sometimes weekend mornings breakfast are simple and sometimes, they’re more complicated. But, those late, lazy weekend morning breakfasts are one of my favorite times of the week.

Puff Pastry Waffles
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Serves: 8
Easy to make. Light and crispy.
  • 1 box of puff pastry, thawed
  • waffle toppings of your choice
  1. Cut the puff pastry into circles. I used a small bowl to punch four circles out of each sheet.
  2. Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray.
  3. Put the puff pastry round onto the waffle iron and check it periodically. It won’t sizzle like traditional waffle batter.
  4. Serve with your favorite waffle toppings
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