Note: My 1o-year-old son (Jack) insisted that his mother (Kristin) enter him in the Kellogg’s Eggo Waffle Recipe Contest. The following is the recipe she submitted. I doubt we win but I thought points should go out for originality. Plus she made a tasty treat in the process…
This recipe works best when your youngest child comes to you and begs to enter a contest that you have no formal training to enter. I have found that a healthy amount of ‘wracked guilt’ for not doing more with said child is really a wonderful motivator for any such recipe. Of course if you find that this kind of guilt isn’t motivation enough, a simple phone call from your mother (or mother-in-law) should do the trick.
1. Begin by heating the oven to 400 degrees. I would encourage you to heat the oven only after checking the freezer to make sure your youngest child hasn’t already finished off his favorite Eggo Homestyle Blueberry Waffles and you have to make a trip to the grocery store—your third trip to the store because you forgot the damn fresh blueberries which resulted in the second trip.
2. Make Lemon curd (about six cups worth). The recipe for this important ingredient is very simple for any working mom who has three kids, runs a church office, home schools and enters cooking contests that she has no formal training to enter. Here is my recipe…
- Google Lemon Curd (over 4 million entries in less than 03 seconds!).
- Say a quick blessing prayer for Google
- Follow whatever Lemon Curd recipe looks the easiest and that you have the majority of ingredients already in the house. I find this saves on panic when you are at the grocery store on the first trip.
- Assure your youngest child that you know what you are doing.
- Assure yourself that you know what you are doing.
- Ignore your husband when he asks, ‘What are you doing?’
- Once you are done cooking the Lemon Curd you’ll want to put it off to the side to cool slightly.
3. Next, place your youngest child’s favorite Eggo Homestyle Blueberry Waffles onto cookie sheets and heat in oven for about 5-10 minutes or until brown. Interesting enough, you will need to turn them over about half way through cooking time so they don’t burn on one side and undercook on the other. And yes, I found this out the hard way. This is probably as good a time as any to suggest buying extra of your youngest child’s favorite Eggo Homestyle Blueberry Waffles. At least that’s what my husband said on the way out the door to make a quick run to the grocery store—our 4th trip. You’ll want to x2 your youngest child’s favorite Eggo Homestyle Blueberry Waffles if you are doubling the recipe or just a working mom who has three kids, runs a church office, home schools and enters cooking contests that she has no formal training to enter (or did I already say that?).
4. When waffles are done baking, let cool and place them in stacks of five (or whatever number your youngest child shouts out from the other room playing video games. After all this is mommy-son time). Pour the lemon curd between each layer. We like to pour the lemon curd when it is still warmish. That last instruction was from my teenage daughter who, as a result of this contest, has now been watching cooking shows and insists that the word ‘warmish’ is a technical term for any serious cook. She also wants to now know why I never entered baking contests with her when she was ten years old. I assured her that would be a conversation we would have one day when she is married with children and I call her on the phone.
5. Top each stack with either cream cheese frosting or whipped cream. I chose to make a cream cheese frosting simply because I’m not like those other moms who wimp out with store bought whipped cream. After all I love my child. For an excellent cream cheese frosting recipe see Lemon Curd recipe above and substitute ‘Cream Cheese Frosting’ for Lemon Curd. Add blueberries on top (for color of course!).
6. Serve on a plate to youngest child with love and bask in the smiles. I’m not a chef. I’m barely a cook. If the Eggo Homestyle Blueberry Waffles weren’t already made and ready to go I think I would have promised my kid a pony rather than enter this contest. But if I can do this so can you. Now pour the wine and go call your mother.