This morning I woke up to showers beating profusely on my windowsills. As I peeked out between two blinds, I realized it was pitched dark. I thought, “there goes my morn jog”. Well, it’s more of a speed walk session.

As I tuned in to the weather forecast I learned that most of the morning would be precipitous. Immediately I had a brainstorm of a culinary kind. I smiled. You see, whenever it rains, I tend to become a wee bit ravenous. This is the time my palate craves some form of comfort.

Of course, I gave in and decided to pay a visit to my refrigerator. Perched on the top shelf was a couple of pieces of left-over lemon/orange chicken. I had cooked them the previous Labor Day week-end and made sure to securely stored a serving in the freezer for later. I made sure to remove same from the freezer the previous night so I could partake for supper with veggies and sweet potatoes.

Clearly, that plan was tanked and I decided to ‘rock’ the chicken with banana wholewheat pancakes and blueberry toppings. So much for cereal and blueberries. I’ve to feed the need. As I made my way to the pantry to retrieve the flour, I came upon my old ‘Winnie the Pooh’ waffle iron. I think I got that ‘steal’ at a garage sale for  $1 about six years ago. Now, you can’t beat that.

So, the flip flopper that I am, I decided to forsake the making of pancakes and make waffles. I yanked out my waffle iron and went to work. I gave it a quick dusting and wet wiped it with a clean dish cloth. My iron was back in business. It was perfectly in good shape. I could tell from how rapidly it heated.

I proceeded to collect the ingredients for my banana wholewheat waffles:-

*Wholewheat flour

*All purpose (white) flour

*Baking powder

*Baking soda


*Melted butter





*Ripe Banana




1. Butter was melted and set aside.

2. In a bowl, wet ingredients were blended.

3. Dry ingredients were sifted and then gradually added to wet ingredients.

4. After combining wet and dry ingredients, the batter sat for a few minutes.

5. Then each batch batter was poured onto heated  waffle iron until cooked, creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Banana wholewheat waffles were then topped with fresh blueberry sauce which was simmered with a touch of honey. These were served with my left-over lemon/orange chicken on the side which was warmed through in the oven on low heat.

As I sank my teeth in my chicken leg, I smiled and thought, “There goes part of my supper for breakfast”. Sometimes one has to flip flop.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.


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