Monday, April 2, 2012

These Thy Gifts: Cake Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

I wanted to post about 2 things: James saying prayer before meals and these yummy desserts. So I figured I would just post about both at the same time. Since Stephen has been working mornings now and is home in the evenings to have dinner as a family he's really made a point to talk to the kids about why we should be so thankful to God every time we eat and have food on our plates. If you're Catholic you'll probably recognize the prayer Stephen and the kids say before meals...

{making the sign of the cross}
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
{making the sign of the cross}
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

It's so neat to see how my children grow in their faith and at their own pace. Madeline was reciting the Lord's Prayer by the time she was 3 (it's our bedtime prayer). James on the other hand has been really hesitant to say a prayer out loud. He doesn't like being watched or listened to, he's my shy guy. So I've never pushed it, never asked him to repeat it...I just figured he would listen to us pray and when he was ready he would pray too. Well this past year he started to make and say the sign of the cross. He does it at home and at church and when we'll say prayers, but then he remains silent. Well tonight before dinner Stephen was washing up and I already served the kids their dinner. I heard Madeline say to James, "let's pray before we eat without daddy having to remind us..." so they did. And James joined in and said the entire Bless Us Oh Lord prayer, like he's always known it all along. It was sweet for me to hear, and I'm sure even sweeter for our Lord.

Talking about sweet, check out these desserts I found on Pinterest! That's right, homemade ice cream sandwiches. And so easy to make. Just buy some chocolate cake mix and make the batter according to the directions. Pour the batter onto your waffle maker and let them cook for about 3-5 minutes depending on your waffle maker.

Then put them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. My cake batter made 12 waffles. Stick them in the freezer to cool and make stiffer. 

Pull your ice cream out to let it soften a little, we love HEB's brand 1905 Vanilla flavor. Then spread it on the waffle and make into a sandwich! That's it!

They were pretty tasty! I had left over cake waffles and tonight instead of making sandwiches I heated up the waffles in a bowl, topped with a scoop of ice cream and drizzled some caramel on it. Tasted like a brownie sundae. Both desserts were scrumptious!


Kelly Spence said...

Yum! I will have to try that. Looks so tasty.

Justine and Fernando said...

This looks amazing!! Now if only I had a waffle maker..or even the room to have one! Pinterest has such great inspiration.

Kristin said...

Oh my! Those look so good! In the next few weeks I might just need to try those!

Michaela said...

Yum those look so good!
Hearing kids say prayers on their own is the sweetest thing ever! and even sweeter when their your own :)

Sassy Sarah said...

Happy Easter!

Hope you have enjoyed this special day!!

Send gifts to pakistan said...

This looking amazing!! I might just need to try those!