Sunday, January 9, 2011

BSAP Challenge and Pumpkin Waffles

Unfortunately date night at Whole Foods went unphotographed.  You probably don't want to see my dinner from last night anyway.  You wouldn't have been able to decipher one dish from the next with how high I piled my plate of food! 

Instead, I'll just share breakfast with you:
Pumpkin Waffles

3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup oat flour (Rolled Oats processed in a food processor)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash of ground cloves
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1/4 cup oil
1 cup Almond Milk

In medium size bowl whisk together dry ingredients: flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and seasonings. 

In separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, brown sugar and oil.

Mix wet into dry and stir until batter is well mixed.

On heated waffle iron, cook according to manufacturer's directions.  Yield will vary depending on how large your waffle iron is, ours made 6.
I made up the newest, coolest thing this morning.  Sometimes when we open the waffle iron, half the waffle sticks to the top and half the waffle sticks to the bottom, separating the waffle.  Honestly, we don't mind, the waffle tastes the same.  Today, I came up with the greatest idea! 
The Waffle Sandwich. 

Inside is peanut flour reconstituted to create peanut butter, sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup.  Delish!

I picked it up and ate it like a sandwich.  Until it got too messy, then I proceeded with a fork and knife.  But something about a sandwich makes it so much better than topping it with the ingredients!  Mr. Kummerow and I came up with a million different waffle sandwich combinations!  Most were inspired by Man vs. Food and have no place in my home, but you get the picture! 

Today is Sunday.  I'm sure by now you know that it is typically my favorite day of the week.  Sundays start with a slow wake up, usually a large breakfast, church, and then football and youth group.  This Sunday is a little different, but still as great (if not better)!  I taught the kiddos in Sunday School this morning.  We have a little "challenge" for the kids that I am getting very excited about and plan to implement in my own life.  It involves reading the bible, scripture memorization, acts of kindness and prayer.


Each of the children were sent home with a calendar last week and were encouraged to write a "B" for each day they read the Bible.  They write an "S" if they worked on their verse memorization (assigned each month) and they write an "A" each day for a secret act of kindness.  It can't be something they were asked to do and they can't tell anyone they did it.  Finally, each day the pray, they mark a "P" on their calendars.

I love this.  It is basic, yet covers four very important areas that Christians should all focus on.  Today I am making a new calendar in iPhoto, and I plan to make it my personal BSAP Calendar!  Perhaps Mr. Kummerow will play along as well!

The other thing that makes this Sunday unusual: instead of Youth Group tonight, we are taking the youth to Winter Jam in Charlotte.  We are so excited!  Winter Jam is a big concert with 10 Christian groups and usually lasts over 4 hours!  I am so excited because many groups that I adore will be there: David Crowder Band, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli and more.  It's going to be a long night, but I am so thrilled.  This is my first time going, I just hope I can stay awake for it all!

Guess what? We are also called for snow tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday!  Mr. Kummerow and I are hoping for snow days this week and a long weekend!

What do you like to do on snow days?  Snow days are like Sundays for us.  We sleep in, eat a big breakfast, spend a lot of time in the bible, and just enjoy each others' company!

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