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It is simply amazing to me that we are the homestretch for my #ReadKidsClassics project. It all started back in March of this year. It dawned on me that throughout the years I’ve read old classics, discovered new ones and shared them all here on Jump Into a Book. So my goal became to discover/rediscover classic children’s books and present one classic that I just can’t live without to my readers.
Several fellow bloggers and book lover joined in on the fun and two in particular stuck with me every month while they shared their own classics. Here is Susan Ready’s latest ReadKidsClassics post in honor of Little Women, and blogger/author Barbara Ann Mojica’s post on Flip and the Cows.
And now, here’s my ReadKidsClassics pick for November-Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Who was to know that the results of a typhoon which hit the coast of British Columbia would have such an impact on Primrose Squarp’s life.
Her father, a fisherman, was late bringing in his boat so her mother went out in a skiff to find him. They never returned but only Primrose still believes they are alive.
It is from this place that Everything on a Waffle begins and Primrose is placed in the care of Miss Perfidy, her old babysitter, who by the way smells of old mothballs and has lost her marbles. Trying to help in this devasting situation is the school counselor who talks only about herself and her own travels.
The Coal Harbour town council tracks down her Uncle Jack and appoints him as her guardian. Uncle Jack, a navy man, is not prepared at all for raising a child.
There is some hope for Primrose however, and that comes in the form of Kate Bowzer, a local restaurant owner, who serves everything on a waffle(fish lasagna etc.) because”she liked to give the customer a little something extra.” Kate teaches Primrose to cook. At the end of each chapter there is a great recipe. Many things happen to Primrose as the story continues but I will leave that for you to discover on your own.
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I’ve been dying for a chance to share my recipe for waffles and all of the yummy things I place on them. Sometimes I put syrup on my waffles but at other times I put shrimp, salmon,dill,onions,and sour cream on them. We refer to these as dinner waffles. I also like berries and cream ….yum! You see……everything does taste better on a waffle.
What do you like on your waffles? Just leave your answer in the comments section.
This is my families recipe for traditional heart shaped waffles. You can use a traditional waffle iron as well but honestly I need my heart shaped waffle iron when I make waffles.
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
¼ cups of sugar
2/3 cups of sour cream
3 tablespoons of melted butter
Butter for brushing the waffle iron
Jam and fresh berries to serve with your waffles
Mix flour and cardamom together and set aside. In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together at a high speed for 10 minutes until the mixture is forming ribbons when you pick your beaters up. Take your flour mixture and sprinkle it over you sugar and egg mixture. Stir the sour cream until it is really smooth and then add it to your flour and egg mixture until your batter is smooth. Take your melted butter and fold it into the batter.
Heat your waffle iron on a medium heat until a drop of water sizzles on the waffle grid. Brush the grid with butter and spoon in the batter. Close the waffle iron until golden brown. Please read your waffle irons manufacturer’s instructions for length of time until done.
There, aren’t you hungry now?!
If you have a classic children’s book you’d like to share or see reviewed in December, leave your thoughts in the comment below!
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Here’s another book inspired by a classic…
With over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for families to enjoy, learn, discover and play together, A Year In the Secret Garden brings the magical story to life while also enjoying nature and the great outdoors.
With fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts, designed to enchant readers of all ages. Each month your family will unlock the mysteries of a Secret Garden character, as well as have fun together creating the original crafts and activities based on the book. Our goal is to not only raise awareness for the necessity of families spending more quality “unplugged” time together, but to also share monthly activities that incorporate nature and the outdoors as well. Get your kids moving, exploring and playing today. Get access to this wonderful children’s activity book here.