Meal planning is one of the most important things to keeping my busy week flowing smoothly. From my morning breakfast stop to coming home from work and getting started on dinner right away planning is key. So what happens when planning fails? When that meat in the fridge has a funny smell? When there is a change in schedule? Or as was the case last night for me, you ended up with two extra kids to feed right before going grocery shopping? Well then a backup plan is necessary.

So what do I pull out of my magic hat when a backup plan is necessary? Waffles! I love breakfast foods but waffles are quick and easy. My favorite part is the left overs can be thrown in the freeze for an even quicker backup plan next time or breakfast during the week. They require little planning as I always keep the ingredients in the house and the topping options are extensive.

My favorite recipe is a hand me down from my mom. The best part it is, come to find out, it is straight from the Bisquick box so I can always find it quick! Preparing is easy mix two cups Bisquick, 1 1/3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons oil and one egg until batter is blended. Pour onto your waffle maker and cook about 5 minutes until golden brown. You can also mix fresh fruit or chocolate ships into the batter. Server warm with your favorite toppings.



  • 2 c. Bisquick Mix
  • 1 1/3 c. Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg

The How To

  1. Stir ingredients until blended
  2. Pour onto center of hot greased waffle maker; close lid
  3. Bake about 5 minutes or until steam stops and waffle is golden brown
  4. Carefully remove waffle
  5. Sever warm with favorite toppings

Makes approximately 12 (4-inch) or 5 (6-inch) waffles