Sunday is the only day that I am not scheduled to be out the door by a certain time. Weekdays are a rush since my daughter has to be at school by 8:00 a.m. Even on Saturdays I start teaching at 9:30 a.m. It is nice to take a slower pace on Sunday mornings and spend more time on breakfast. Yesterday, inspired by Laura at Eden in the Kitchen I decided to make pumpkin waffles for breakfast. Now, just in case you thought I was perfect (ha ha!) I will let you in on a few disasters in the kitchen yesterday morning. First of all, I had to go grocery shopping before I could make these babies. That took until about 11:00 a.m. By then I was starving and losing brain function. So, I plugged in the waffle iron and proceeded to blow a fuse. From there I moved the waffle iron to the only other working outlet in the kitchen on top of the stove (not very convenient). The first waffle was a complete disaster - for some reason it didn't cook and stayed completely flat. (probably had something to do with blowing the fuse) The second waffle I burned to a crisp - how did the temperature on the waffle iron get turned up so high???? Third time was a charm and we all enjoyed beautiful pumpkin waffles with heinz beans in tomato sauce. YUMMY! Lucky I didn't give up! I spiced the pumpkin waffles with this masala tea spice that I found at my grocery store. It has ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ground pepper in it. It is fantastic in everything from pumpkin waffles to oatmeal cookies.