What I Wish I Ate Wednesday

by HEAB on July 20, 2011

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I’ve never taken part in Peas and Crayon’s What I Ate Wednesday, but all the cool bloggers are doing it.

Therefore, I thought I’d join in this week. Jenn, thanks for hosting. My breakfast this morning…

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Hershey’s unsweetened baking chocolate and coffee in a recycled gas station cup. Classy.

The Fife Lake grocery store was sold out of Baker’s chocolate, but the Hershey’s bar was pretty tasty. Plus, I ate it with this as my backdrop…

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I’ll take it.

Anyway, since my Michigan eats are kind of boring (think canned tuna and lots of peanut butter), I’ll show you what I wish I could have made for breakfast. Remember Waffle Wednesdays? In honor of Susan, my waffle muse…

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Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

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Savory Waffles made with chicken sausage + goat cheese, served with a side of salsa.

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The Elvis: Peanut butter waffle topped with banana and bacon. Um, yeah, it’s as delicious as it sounds.


Mmm, waffles. I’m having a blast here in Michigan, but now I’m really missing my waffle iron!

Don’t forget, The Great Fundraising Act will take place on Monday, July 25th. Susan, we’re going to help you beat this!

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{ 66 comments }

Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

I had chocolate for breakfast too. But now that you mention it, I would have loved any one of those waffles. Especially the Elvis. Tomorrow, I guess. :)

Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama July 20, 2011 at 8:40 am

Wow chocolate for breakfast! You are a rock star.

Michelle @ The Cooking Life July 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

Unfortunately, I don’t eat anything too exciting during the day (for breakfast and lunch). But, this “What I WISH I ate” Wednesday is a pretty neat idea ;-)

Susan July 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

Okay. So. The chemo nausea has decided to set in two days late. I knew something was wrong when I woke up this morning and the thought of peanut butter toast made me sick (I know you can relate to this after pregnancy!). Actually, I couldn’t drink my coffee either and a lot of foods sounds really gross right now.

Except for those savoury waffles with chicken sausage. Want. Now. (well, minus the goat cheese, that’s not nausea friendly).

Love you dear friend!! xo

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:21 am

Susan,
Ah yes, I know how you feel. The thought of nut butter and coffee made me sick for months. All I wanted was salty meat and tortilla chips…oh yeah, and Pop Tarts.
Love you too. :)

Kate July 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

Wow! I think I may have to make those elvis waffles for dinner!

katie @KatieDid July 20, 2011 at 9:06 am

haha I like this segment…. considering I’m on a college budget and cooking for one, lets just say there’s a lot of tuna going down on the daily over here also.

Holly @ The Runny Egg July 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

I definitely wish I was eating that Elvis waffle!

Katie July 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

I didn’t know hershey’s did unsweetened. You turned me on to bakers, and I eat a square pretty much daily. I gave my mom a bite last month…she hated it! :D

Liz Dean July 20, 2011 at 9:48 am

I wish I could be all high and mighty about the fact that I had a huge fruit bowl for breakfast, but I totally finished it up with chocolate. **sigh** ;-D hehehe

But now I totally wish I had the Elvis Waffles!!! Or the waffles with sausage in them!!!

btw….did you see the post from blue eyed bakers on ELR last week? About the 2 ingredient chocolate mousse??? Holy cow…super rich dark chocolate…at least 70%…and water. AMAZING!!!

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

Liz,
No I didn’t see that, but I will take a look. Sounds right up my alley!

Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

Welcome to the WIAW bandwagon, it’s great :) Yumm that waffle needs to be in front of me now! Great idea for a recipe!

Beth@naturallyyoursbeth July 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

OMG! Those Elvis waffles look seriously amazing!

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats July 20, 2011 at 10:32 am

Those savory waffles look great!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

Mmmm waffles, I wish I would have had them for breakfast! Lovely view Heather.

nadia July 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

DROOL!!!! god those waffles look amazing man! My mom used to make waffles for dinner sometimes, (in SL) with coconut sambol and spicy beef curry. I think you would love it. I love savory waffles :)

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

Nadia,
Yes, I think I would too. :)

Balancing Sylvia July 20, 2011 at 11:14 am

Strawberry shortcake waffles . . . me WANT!

Stephanie @ extremebalance.net/blog July 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

Yes please! Waffles should be a food group.

Melissa B. July 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

Ooooohhh, all of those waffles look so delicious right now! I’ve been having weird cravings all morning- earlier it was steamed Old Bay crab legs (at, like, 9:00 in the a.m.) and now I’m craving a Wendy’s frosty- LOL, what the heck?!?!

Meagan July 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Do you do this regularly? Were you not hungry… or does it keep you satisfied for a long time? I’m just curious :) I’ve never seen you or anyone else do this before, I wouldn’t think it could last someone till lunch!

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

Meagan,
Yes, I do. 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate plus lots of cream in my coffee keeps me satisfied for a few hours. It’s well over 300 calories, and I’ve posted my coffee + chocolate breakfast before. It’s quick and easy – one of my favorites when I don’t have time to make anything early in the morning.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) July 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Yum! I haven’t had waffles in forever. When you say you have lots of canned tuna and peanut butter- do you mean together?! ;-)

Lindsay Cotter suggested a “what I am auctioning wednesday” so i made that my weekly post- I’ve never done what I ate wednesday because I’d make stuff up just to shock people ;-)

lindsay July 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

i still think you should do it for shock value. And then see who all googled it. haha.

Cheetos and oatmeal, its whats for breakfast! Actually nothin beat the Elvis, right HEAB?

Susan would be proud!
LC

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

Lindsay,
Nope, nothing beat the Elvis.
P.S. Drove 25 miles to a health food coop yesterday and found me a loaf of Rudi’s!!!! Thanks so much. :)

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

Deb,
No, not together, but I’d probably try it. Tuna with peanut sauce actually sounds kind of good. :)

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) July 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Apparently vanilla is the most popular flavor in the world. I like it, but I’m with you- when there are 30 other flavors to choose froM? Mine was peanut butter and chocolate. FAVE.

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

The view is wonderful, as always. I recently bought a waffle maker and bookmarked a ton of recipes on allrecipes.com to make when I have the kitchen all to myself. Of course, that day hasn’t seemed to happen yet. So for now, these recipes amongst many others have been bookmarked. Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark* I can rarely find my original bookmarks anymore ;)

Katherine July 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Those strawberry shortcake waffles look yum!

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Aaaah, now I want waffles!!! Drool.

Enjoy your time in Michigan!!

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free July 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hershey’s makes unsweetened chocolate??!! Where in the world can I find that?!!!!

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

Alex,
I always find it in the baking aisle of the regular grocery store. I had some up here last year. Not sure if they sell it in Nashville as I always zero in on the Baker’s, but I’m pretty sure it’s available everywhere. Hope you find some. It’s good. :)

Ragnhild July 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yey Heather- i love that you joined the party! I almost always eat chocolate for breakfast- cant ask for a better start to the day :D

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I’ve never done a WIAW but I am publishing a post in about 10 minutes that includes What I… type stuff.

Love those waffles! They look awesome!

And the Hershey bar as a stand in for your beloved Baker’s Choc squares…good thinking!

Glad you guys are having an amazing time :)

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

You mean, “what you wish you ate and had Brittany over to share with Wednesday” ?! :D

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:39 am

Brittany,
YES! Totally what I meant. :)

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Glad we’re on the same page ;)

Jess July 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Those all look so good! I kind of love the idea of savory waffles. Goat cheese makes everything taste better.

Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons July 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Hookay so my HUSBAND actually spotted your post and pointed it out to me! You forgot to link up to my page silly! <3 We added you this morning/afternoon though – so no worries! =) Have tons of fun in Michigan!!! <3 Love you WIAW post! Waffles are going to be on the menu super soon b/c i'm craving them hardcore now!

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

Jenn,
Thanks for linking me. I meant to do it later in the day yesterday. However, we don’t have Internet where we’re staying, and I never made it back to the library. Happy to join in the fun. Thanks again for hosting and enjoy your waffles! :)

Jen July 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Oh my god, stop. I can’t take the Elvis waffles. I’m drooling. I need those. I don’t want to make dinner tonight. I just want to make that picture come alive in my kitchen.

Anna @ Food Fitness and Frolicking July 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm

GAHHH. The savory waffles look divine! What kind of salsa do you serve on the side?

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:44 am

Anna,
The best salsa ever! It’s the mango salsa from Costco. My absolute favorite!

kathleen July 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

oooo… Just before lunchtime here… and those waffles. yum…..

sally kate @themoxiegirl July 20, 2011 at 8:05 pm

there’s a restaurant in fort collins and denver called snooze that has nutella, peanut butter and bacon stuffed french toast topped with grilled bananas. yeah. it’s amazing.
they also have red velvet pancakes.
the menu is like food porn.

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:45 am

Sally Kate,
Seriously? Forget Michigan, I think we need to go back to Colorado next year! ;)

Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Those savory waffles look heart shaped! I want a heart-shaped waffle maker. My mom has one that makes Mickey Mouse heads. The only thing that makes eating waffles better is if they’re shaped like hearts or mouse heads. :)

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

Emily,
They were. A friend sent me her heart-shaped waffle maker that she received as a wedding gift and never used. I love it – makes waffle making a lot of fun. :)

michelle July 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I love that you’re adding Susan to your blog…she really needs to the support.

michelle July 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I love that you’re adding Susan to your blog…she really needs the support.

Cassie Daughtrey July 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Um..bakers chocolate? So bitter, no???

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

Cassie,
Yep, but I love it. I eat unsweetened chocolate all the time.

Cassie Daughtrey July 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Was this an acquired taste?

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Cassie,
Haha – yes! Out of desperation one night, I started dipping unsweetened Baker’s chocolate squares in almond butter as I was craving chocolate like mad, and it’s all we had in the house. I thought it tasted pretty good, and after a while just stopped dipping it in nut butter. I now love the chocolate all on its own, but really only the Baker’s brand. The Hershey’s is pretty good too, but for some reason, all the expensive fancy unsweetened chocolate bars are too bitter. For once, I prefer the cheaper brand! ;)

Ameena July 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Wow. I love your breakfast but I’m with Cassie. I love dark chocolate but that one is too bitter for me!! I could easily replace it with any other kind of chocolate though. :)

Liz23 July 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

Hey Heather,
I would love to read a post on how Summer is doing with the baby-led weaning. I have a 3 month old and am really interested in trying the baby-led approach with him.
Thanks!

HEAB July 21, 2011 at 8:55 am

Hi Liz,
CD and I decided to keep Summer’s life a little more private and so that’s why I’m not posting about her as much. The BLW is going well, but we did add in some purees b/c I wanted her to get more real food and less formula. We’re still relying on formula a good bit for her nutrients, but she is eating all kinds of food now. Took her about a month to “get” it and start gumming and swallowing, but now at 8.5 months, she’s eating like a champ despite the fact that she still doesn’t have any teeth.

Some of her favorite foods are goat’s milk yogurt + blueberries, sweet potatoes mashed with anything, grass fed beef pureed with chicken broth, white potatoes mashed with peas, butter, and salt (loves!), prunes soaked and pureed with soaking water and mixed with yogurt. We were doing egg yolks, but they caused her eczema to flare up so we stopped. We’re also not giving her grains yet. I bought some sunflower seed butter yesterday, and I’m going to mix it with a sweet potato for her lunch today. Her first seed butter experience. I can’t wait. :) She’s still not a huge fan of avocado unless it’s mashed with sweet potatoes or bananas. I gave her some guacamole at Chipotle, and let’s just say, it did NOT go over well. Hehe

We usually do solids for breakfast and lunch followed by bottles if she wants them and then we do formula in the afternoon and evening. We’re also trying to give her water to drink, both in her bottle and a sippy cup with straw.

Hope this info is helpful and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions. Happy to share via email. :)

Liz23 July 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Thanks for the update! I just ordered the book and am interested in learning more.

Hannah July 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

Just another reason you make me happy – coffee and super dark chocolate for breakfast. It’s the winningest start to the day of all, in my humble identical-to-you opinion!

Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

I MUST make that Elvis Waffle. :-D

Baking N Books July 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Is that all you eat for breakfast?!

Coffee and chocolate…are you a secret Model? …I’m waiting for cigarettes to show up ;)

Ana F. July 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Mmmmm… Waffles. Haven’t made them in a long time and after reading this post, I’ll change it quickly!!!

YUM!!

xo, Ana
My (Newly)Wed Life

Tori (Fresh Fruition) July 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Wow, you are truly a waffle master! Boy do the toasty bananas on that last waffle combo look amazing! I love cooked ‘nanners!

I wish I had that backdrop for my meals :)

Deneuve July 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Have you ever considered grilling a pineapple? (slice it up and grill it). Honestly, if you like grilled bananas, you will thank me forever (and i mean that).

HEAB July 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

Deneuve,
I have eaten grilled pineapple but never prepared one myself. You are right, they are so good, and now I want one. It’s 10:30 AM, and I’m sitting in a public library…I’m thinking they probably don’t have a grill. ;)

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

You’re making me want a waffle iron!!

I had a piece of dark chocolate with orange peel with my coffee the other day and thought of you. After taking a bite, I dropped the piece IN my mug…I LOVED what it did to the flavor! And that last sip with the melty chocolate? Heavvvvvvvvvven! :)

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