Saturday, October 1

31 Days Challenge

This is it! The first day of this crazy 31 Day Challenge – thanks for joining me!

I'm all about Frugal, Functional [Real Food] Kitchens. It is my hope that over the next 31 Days some of the best practice tips, tricks and go-to recipes I've found will benefit you. Please feel free to leave me comments and suggestions as we go along!

(Check out what other bloggers are writing about for 31 days over at The Inspired Room!)

To give this adventure a little bit of shape, I thought I'd do a couple theme days each week: Makes Me Happy Mondays, Quick Tip Tuesdays and Functional Fridays. I'll also try to organize content in a logical fashion, but otherwise anything goes!

Since today is a Saturday, I thought we'd start with one of my favorite weekend treats – waffles!

Honey Oatmeal Waffles
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup oats
2 cups milk
2 eggs
¼ cup melted butter or oil
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice

Combine everything in a bowl. Let sit at least 5 min to soften oats and smooth out texture. Portion out batter onto hot waffle iron until baked through and golden brown. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup!

Hint 1: This is a great recipe to mix up before bed and stash in the fridge for an easy, delicious weekend breakfast.

Hint 2: Creating the feel of pampered decadence at home is all about the little things! Turn your oven on low and put finished waffles inside to stay warm and crisp while you bake the rest of the batch. While you're waiting for the waffles, pour some maple syrup into a small saucepan and heat it up on the stove. It takes less than 30 seconds of active effort, but nothing beats warm maple syrup over fresh waffles to start your morning off right!


  1. Yum!!! found you through the Nester's link up! I think I'm going to make waffles tonight!

  2. So glad you are linking up through Nester. I am a real foodie too and was hoping there would be a few 31 Day-ers who did them!