Saturday, December 26, 2009

Homemade Frozen Waffles and Our Gluten Free Family Vacation















"Mom, can you stop the mixing?" my son asked this evening when he was trying to fall asleep. It was too late for using my kitchen aid on high speed, but I was making waffles for our trip. which requires beating egg whites. My gluten free waffle recipe is a great recipe, actually. The couple we are meeting on this trip bought us this VillaWare Classic Waffle Maker for our engagement way back when--before kids and before we were gluten free. It was a great gift. I love gifts that you basically have forever. I actually don't think I made waffles that much before I was gluten free. They seemed too indulgent. But now that we are gluten free, they seem like the perfect breakfast treat. I guess when you don't have access to all the pastries and breakfast goodies that are in every starbucks, bagel shop and restaurant, the occasional homemade waffle seems less off limits. Being gluten free is funny that way. With less available, I somehow feel freer to indulge in the the things that I can have. My kids won't eat store bought frozen waffles, anymore. So I make these in advance, freeze them, then use them like I would store bought waffles. My waffle recipe makes six 8 inch waffles. You can cool them on a cooling rack and freeze them. Then, at breakfast time reheat them in a 350° oven or in the toaster for who ever feels like a waffle. It's pretty funny that I am bringing six homemade waffles in our cooler. While I am content to eat eggs six days in a row, I have no idea what my kids will eat, so I am bringing some waffles since waffles with blueberry syrup are on the menu of the hotel we are staying at.
UPDATE FROM OUR GLUTEN FREE FAMILY VACATION: I completely forgot about the waffles when I got to the resort since the chef was personally making us all our food. But, will ask them to heat them up for our gluten free family this morning and see how everyone likes them. Mostly we have eaten (or I should say--the kids have not eaten) bacon, eggs, Joan's gluten free bagels and Kinnikinnick cinnamon donuts on our trip. The first morning, I had them bring out the chocolate cake to distract the kids from the marshmallows and lollipops on the buffet. It is really perfect here at Azul Beach Resort in Cancun. Luxurious yet a simple getaway at the same time. You feel pampered, but it feels personal and real unlike when you go to a large scale chain resort. The only problem is how to go anywhere else after having your own personal chef included in the all inclusive meal plan. Today Chef Luiz is making gluten free Paella on the beach for 10 of us--which is something the gluten free and gluten eating members of our group can all enjoy together. That we can share this special meal with everyone, makes it so much more fun and memorable.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Mmm I just added your waffle recipe to my archives. Now I just need a waffle maker...

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Our Family Is His said...

Yuuummm. Can I come to your house for breakfast? Hehehe.

Hey, I was given a great cookbook for Christmas that's gluten-free, casein-free, nut-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free, and coconut-free. The recipes are very good and easy to do. It's called "The Super Allergy Girl Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Nut-Free Allergy and Celiac Cookbook" by Lisa Lundy. Just thought I would pass it on to your readers and to you.

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