Tomorrow is the day we celebrate the Incarnation of the Son of God. The Feast of the Annunciation is always a feast day even though it almost always falls during Lent. On this day, we remember the Angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear the Messiah. And we remember Mary’s beautiful response, “I am the Lord’s servant... May it be unto me according to your word.” We celebrate the Annunciation on this day because March 25 is nine months before another important celebration: the Nativity of our Lord which falls on December 25, Christmas day!
Since today is a feast day, make waffles! Waffles covered in whipped cream are the traditional fare in Sweden for the Feast of the Annunciation. The tradition dates back to the 12th century.
Jere Lewis' Famous Waffles
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oil
2 heaping teaspoons of baking powder
Preheat the waffle iron. Mix all ingredients until well blended. Pour slowly into greased iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve with syrup or whipped cream and fruit.