Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tradition......Tradition! (imagine Fiddler)

So listening to Sis. Cheryl Lant yesterday talking about tradition, I decided that I wanted to have some fun traditions that the kids could look forward to on General Conference weekend as it can be long and our kids attention spans can be incredibly short. So for Saturday afternoon session we made "Conference Cookies" which actually turned out to be utterly disgusting and inedible to my sensitive pallete, but needless to say, the kids liked them and we did have a fun time making them together. I did learn that making "Conference Cookies" totally kills any chance you have of actually paying attention to the speakers going on in the background as the decibels in the kitchen far outnumber by double the decibels in the livingroom.
So with that flop under my belt, I decided to try again, this time with waffles. Since I had to wake up early with Bennett anyway, (6am is no time to be waking up on a weekend), I started whipping up some waffle mix which immedeatley woke the kids up from their deep reverie and after changing some PeePee clothes, we started making "Crazy Conference Cakes". I know, but for some reason it's more fun when the names all start with the same letter, you try it at home, it's fun. We whipped up the waffle batter and then started mixing in food coloring to the likes that even Jackson Pollock would have been proud. The result, a plethora of waffles that were fun to make, and even more fun to eat, though, next time, I promised myself I would use an Alton Brown recipie.
Hopefully this pattern will establish some kind of nostalgia in my children each Conference weekend, or at least maybe it'll instill such nausia that they'll want to pay attention just to keep me out of the kitchen.

Maya wanted to be strapped like baby Bennett, unfortunately, she had to cling on for dear life.

We Finally found a recipie that we wanted to try

And as always, the dough was the best part.

Next on to Crazy Conference Cakes.

I personally think Amanda looks a little apprehensive about weating purple waffles.


Doug and Mallena said...

What a great idea!

Kathy said...

The picture of Maya in the sling is so funny! Everyone here said, "Maya is so weird. But so is CASEY!"

I loved the quote from Maya. Geeze Louise...... she is funny.
I love you guys.

Elaine said...

I do love Maya's 'froey' hair!

Karen said...

This is hilarious! It's a good thing conference only comes 2 times a year. Those waffles look interesting, I mean delicious! I think I will try this tradition with my fam next time.

Peggy and Jeff said...

Maya is hilarious and the hair looks like crazy conference coiffe!! You guys are so fun and funny!