Thanksgiving In August

Thanksgiving In August

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There is something about getting together with family and friends that doesn't involve gift exchanges that makes it my favorite.  There is no gift better than yours and no feelings of guilt other than I should not have eaten that 5 slice of pumpkin pie.  Lately my love for Thanksgiving has grown because there are no commercials in August telling me to get ready for Christmas shopping.  There is no Black Friday with Thanksgiving.  It is just about sitting around the table and eating food with family and watching football until you fall asleep that I love so much. Where am I going with this?  On Wednesday I was on my way to pick up Chico and started thinking about what I wanted to make for dinner.  I originally had planned to make sweet potato, banana, avocado waffles.  Yes, I was going to mash those altogether into the batter but then realized that I did not have any avocado left and did not want to stop to pick any up.  So as I was driving I started to think about what went well with sweet potato into a batter.  That is when it hit me that I could make Thanksgiving waffles.  It would be easy to and as it turns out pretty tasty as well. Here is my recipe for Thanksgiving In August, or really any month.

Thanksgiving Day Waffles

Ingredients: 1/2c Arrowhead Mills Oat Flour Pancake and Waffle Mix, 1/2c Water, 1/3c corn kernals, 1 Tbsp dried cranberries, 40g Sweet Potato, 100g Brussels Sprouts, 50g Asparagus, Cinnamon, Honey, Sriracha

Nutritional Information: 396 calories, 70g Carbs, 5g Fat, 15g Protein

Directions:

  1. Peel the sweet potato then place it in a bowl with some water and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. In a separate bowl combine the flour and water and combine well.
  3. After sweet potato has cooled down a bit mash with a fork and then combine with batter, dried cranberries and corn.
  4. Slice brussels sprouts in half and chop asparagus and place in hot pan to brown (no need for oil)
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of batter onto hot waffle iron and cook to manufacturer's directions.
  6. After brussels sprouts and asparagus have browned place on plate and top with sriracha.
  7. After waffles have cooked through plate them topped with cinnamon and honey.

This is a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving in August. 

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Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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