I mentioned when I posted our menu that I felt like we were eating the same things over and over. Last night as I was preparing to make dinner I decided to change things up a bit. I was reaching for the Bisquick, which is what I usually use to make pancakes and waffles, when I decided to save the Bisquick for other recipes I have planned and make our waffles from scratch. I pulled out my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook and made the waffle recipe listed. It gave the option to use either 2 cups of all purpose or wheat flour. I used one of each and for something a little extra added an over ripe banana to the batter. ( I mashed the banana up very well before mixing it in.)
Then I decided to use some of the blueberries that we picked last summer that were in the freezer to make a blueberry type syrup/sauce. I added blueberries and a little sugar and water to a saucepan and let it start bubbling. Once it was going I mashed the blueberries. Then I added some of our regular syrup to the pot. I let it all get warm and well combined.
So we ended up with healthier, part wheat waffles, with a little banana covered in a yummy blueberry sauce. It was still waffles but I changed them up a bit and it made a huge difference. I guess even small changes in the menu items can make a big difference. Out of curiosity I checked here and there are so many waffle recipes that we could have waffles every week and not have any repeats for a couple of months. So I think I will be trying out some new waffle recipes. I think that the chocolate waffles will be next.