Monday, July 7, 2008

waffles and fireworks

We had a great three day weekend and I hope you did, too. We declined all invites to go grill out and hang out with friends and instead had some quality family time. Friday (the 4th) I put on Acacia's red, white, and blue apron top that I made and she helped me make crispy waffles with whipped cream while papa checked off his "honey do" list of things around the house.
I love crispy waffles... as opposed to soggy ones. Here's a super easy recipe that I found here. The best part is that you do all the work the night before so that all you have to do in the morning is heat your waffle iron and go to town.

Easy Crispy Waffles
2 cups flour (of course, I just freshly ground whole wheat, but you can use whatever)
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick melted butter
2 cups warm milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp honey

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine butter and milk. Add to dry ingredients. Whisk eggs and vanilla together. Add to large bowl and mix everything until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge until the morning (10 to 24 hours). OR you can cover it and leave it out for about an hour or so.

Prepare waffle iron. Stir batter to deflate it (it should be puffy and frothy). Pour by the cupful into your iron. Should make about 10 waffles. If you aren't eating them right away, don't stack them until they've cooled or they'll get soggy and all that work will be for nothing.

We like ours topped with homemade whipped cream. A half pint heavy whipping cream + 1 Tbsp honey + 1 tsp vanilla. Whip it good. Don't forget to lick the beaters!

Friday night, Brandon treated me to a scoop of cookie dough ice cream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone and a nice long stroll with Acacia. We came home and put Muffin to bed and then watched the fireworks from the little balcony off our bedroom. It was great.
Saturday was another great day and I even got some sewing done! More pictures of that when I actually finish my projects.


kaiteymae said...

almost 2 am and i can't sleep. big headache. googled "what to eat for a headache" and saw carrots. scored a humongo bag at costco yesterday, so i'm set. and i munch and sing along to (some of) the music on sounds of shalom i-radio. peace.

all that to say, it was at this appointed time that i finally caught up on your saturated bloggermania. wow. and what a session. you are pregnant. acacia has arguably the best wispy blonde bob i've ever seen. and augh! i want to come bake fresh grond whole wheat EVERYTHING with you (going to try my had at HW challah friday)!!

and i love seeing your life here. so much joy to share. i was reading every day on my work computer (part of my morning 'news' feed :D) but then i moved on from that position, so i've just gotten way behind.

but i'm back. and i love you. and i'm praying the balm of gillead for your poor tum-tum.

Gable said...

acacia and i currently have the same haircut.

also, shocked at how much she's grown since we were JUST there. i miss her! come to dallas!


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