It is International Balloon Fiesta Time here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is one of my favorite times of year!
Not only do we get to go to the balloon fiesta and see more than 800 balloons launch in the morning and glow at night this week, we also get to wake up to a sky full of balloons almost every morning this month. It is magical!
The kids' favorite balloons, of course, are all of the special shapes balloons. We saw everything from Darth Vader to Snow White, and every animal you could think of in between.
I couldn't help but think of our Balloon Fiesta morning when I saw this week's Eggo Waffle Challenge theme. The challenge was to create a waffle animal, which seemed particularly difficult to me. I consider myself to be pretty creative in the kitchen, but not very crafty, if you know what I mean.
With my three-year old Adelaide's help and a little balloon fiesta inspiration, however, we were able to rise to the challenge. It turns out, kids think Waffle Animals are AWESOME!
Adelaide loved this kitchen project and gobbled it down. The fun factor for kids is what makes kitchen whimsy like this silly little Waffle-Pus totally worth it. Breakfast was almost as fun as a trip to the Balloon Fiesta!
1 Whole Grain Eggo Waffle
1 small apple
1 red grape
Prepare waffle according to package instructions. Cut a sliver off the bottom of toasted waffle so that it has a flat edge. Core and slice apple into 8 thin slices. Cut a small slice off the top of each apple slice so that they also have flat edges. Arrange apples along the flat edge of the waffle for the tentacles. Cut a large grape in half length wise. Use one of the long halves of the grape for the mouth. Cut the other grape half in half again and use for the eyes.
Disclosure: I have signed on as a Chief Waffle Officer in conjunction with The Great Eggo Waffle Off. I have been compensated for my time, but my recipes and opinions remain entirely my own.
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