The right way to make coffee and a Mastertons suprise

Can you make coffee? Apparently there is a right way to do it and I didn’t know it till last month!!!

How have I lived  32 years (shameless referral to my birthday yesterday) and not know the right way to make coffee? Because no one showed me that’s how. Yes I can make coffee with instant granules and I can use the capsule coffee maker. The coffee I’ve been messing up is the filter kind.

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Tips for cooking ahead

I am by no means an expert, BUT I can say that cooking ahead is really working for our family.

Leaving home at 6am and getting back at 6pm means very little time with Aidan, little time as a family – if I’m honest  (the need to just get things ready can also make us kinda snappy, all of us) So cooking ahead means we can go for a walk together or hang out in what would usually be our cooking time.

Then we pop a meal in the oven/microwave and we have home cooked meals without the fuss (well there is fuss, every second Sunday there is a lot of fuss.) But I’m loving it and wanted to share tips with anyone considering this…

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Sweet or savoury french toast waffles

French toast waffles are saving my life! As you know Aidan is not the best eater. NOT AT ALL. He is also vegetarian because my sweet little boy can’t handle the idea of animals getting hurt in the name of a meal. (I still wonder how this happened as we all eat meat) .

I have to make sure that I get the right things into his diet, like protein and iron.

french toast waffles

For iron I used things like my super simple seed bar recipe, for protein, things like my three ingredient pancakes work But what is even faster than that? French toast in a waffle maker…here is how:

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Three ingredient pancake FTW

Aidan’s all time favourite food is the humble pancake…I can’t tell you how it started or why the best pancake topping is apparently cream cheese, but he loves it and it is a way for me to get some protein in to him.

I always thought of pancake making as a whole long drawn out production but my mom’s three ingredients in a jar recipe has made this “Sunday morning treat” a wherever whenever occurrence.

This recipe makes like three big pancakes or 6 little ones

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