Visit: Dollywood {Pigeon Forge, TN}

by Cate on March 24, 2015

Hitting the road for Spring Break or looking for a fun new destination? How about Dollywood? An all-American theme park with something to see around every corner.


It’s safe to say that if there is an amusement park within a few hours, we have been there.

Likely multiple times.

When my sister and I were kids, I have fond memories of visiting Great Adventure with my Dad. We would leave at (what seemed like) the crack of dawn, so we could be there when the park opened.

And now as a parent myself, visiting theme parks have been a fun pasttime for us.

Especially since Nick LOVES roller coasters.

Higher. Faster. Better. Is pretty much his mantra.

Two feet on the ground is pretty much mine.

So when I was planning our Spring Break trip to Tennessee last year, I checked to see how far we would be from Dollywood, a theme park that has been around forever (well, almost, since they’re celebrating their 30th anniversary this year).

We didn’t exactly get there right when the park opened, which would have surely disappointed my Dad, but we did manage to make it there by noon. A day with beautiful blue skies and temps in the 80s, it couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Thinking a little outside of the box today with a new breakfast idea … Bacon, Egg, and Spinach “Waffles.”


I don’t like waffles.


Never have, doubt I ever will.

I think it’s a texture thing.

Nick isn’t a fan either, but Madeline likes them (syrup on the side, please), which means that she is most familiar with the Eggo version, because making homemade waffles for one … probably not happening.

If you’ve been a longtime reader, you know how particular I am about the real estate in my kitchen.

I tend not to buy many gadgets. Heck, I don’t even have a rolling pin.

So a waffle maker for just one waffle eater didn’t make sense.

But then last week I had a little brainstorm.

In the midst of trying to mix up breakfasts a bit for me.

For all of us.

What if I put eggs in a waffle maker?

Mind. blown.

And so we now have a waffle maker. (This one, to be exact)

For egg “waffles.”

And, of course, now for homemade waffles for Miss Madeline.

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a guideline and inspiration for you to do your own thing.

Much like Joanne’s frittata, this “waffle” is a good vehicle for you to clean out your fridge of its lingering bits and pieces.

For this version, I’ve included the guidelines below.

Mix and match with whatever leftovers you want to get rid of.

Make a different one for each member of your family.

It’s like an omelet.

But not.




*And, and it’s only “cleaner” if you estimate the right amount of eggs for your waffle maker. I didn’t the first try … and, well, that wasn’t exactly “clean.”

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