Well, to be fair, it's also Pecan Day, but I happen to like waffles more. And what a great event to share with your kids. Waffles slathered in butter, with chocolate chips, fruit or even pecans. The choice is yours! But don't forget to top off your experience with a great story or two. Your children are sure to enjoy all of the flavors contained in both the stories and the dough!
But hang on a minute, would you serve lasagna on your waffles? Well that's just what Miss Bowzer does at the Girl in the Swing restaurant. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath is a great story for your older kids ages 10 to 14. I usually recommend books for younger kids but found this story to be so engaging for older readers so I thought I'd pass it along! Discover just what gourmet treats can be placed on a waffle and why they are so important!
Waffles and Pancakes by Cindy Springstein is a terrific book for young readers, just don't be fooled by the title Inside you'll find a story rich with important messages for all of your kids. Find out how two hamsters, named Waffles and Pancakes, learn that there is so much more to life than just material wealth; the importance of home, family, love and friendship are just a few of the messages highlighted in this meaningful story.
How can a good old waffle recipe make a kid a star? You'll have to read Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle by Megan McDonald and don't be surprised when your child wants to create their own winning recipe.
Since I've given you a warning you'll have time to pull out your own favorite recipe book. Spend a moment or two with your kids creating your own Family Waffle Recipe for dinner. And don't be surprised when your kids feel like they are the Star Chef of your family!