Hip Hip Hooray!!!!
It’s my last Waffle Wednesday post for the year!!
I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles!!
Because it’s the holidays and you can’t have too many cookies!
That’s what I keep telling myself.
That and that shouldn’t weigh myself until the holidays are over. ugh!
So, I am horrible at gift giving. Horrible.
I think the reason I am so bad is that I don’t actually like to get gifts. The whole thing makes me feel rather uncomfortable. I don’t like the exchange portion of the whole thing. It makes me skin crawl. I don’t like sitting there and opening a gift in front of someone since you have to react to the gift and I don’t think I do that properly/enough/I dunno.
Do you live in a Frozen wonderland?!?!
Are your best friends Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Hans? Can you just let it all go and build a snow man in a winter wonderland?
Or are you over it as your kid won’t stop singing at the top of their lungs? Or have you never seen it and you have no idea what I’m talking about?
We’ve never seen it, but Autumn knows who the characters are from the other kids in daycare. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we see it with Autumn, and she will be hooked and it will drive us all crazy, just like this mom.
I made eggnog waffles in our new Olaf Waffle Maker from Select Brands this past weekend and Autumn got a real kick out of them. She kept exclaiming, “Olaf! Mommy!! Olaf!!” and “Look! Olaf!”. So funny!!
This epic brunch is brought to you by the incredible edible egg.
No, it’s not a sponsored post, but it sure uses a bunch of eggs. ha!!!
So let’s talk about this year’s Starbucks Red Cup.
Actually, let’s not since I’m not wasting my time on that BS.
hmmm, what do I talk about today?
Maybe how Autumn has a wicked stomach bug and spent all last night throwing up on everything- including me. So much laundry, so little sleep.
nah. let’s not get into that grossness!!!
I believe that we have a superhero in each of us.
We all have special abilities to help others, to save the day, to be someone’s hero.
It might be simple or it might be a spectacular thing. Maybe just getting someone an afternoon coffee when they are having a rough day. Or slipping a note in your kid’s lunch box on a day when they are nervous about a test. Or maybe it’s helping your friend pay for groceries when they are short that month. It can be little, it can be grand, but we all have great kindness and superhero powers in us.
Happy Back to the Future Day!!
Where’s my hoverboard?!?
I always loved watching the Back to the Future movies. They were so funny and over the top with what the future would hold.
I guess that the closest thing we get to a hoverboard is a segway, I would never survive riding on one of those. I am just happy that I ride a bike now without falling off. Call me old fashion. ha!
Happy Hump Day! I’ve made you waffles! (big surprise there…)
As I’ve mentioned before I just started taking spin classes. I absolutely love them.
I find them so invigorating. One of my coworkers introduced me to B\Spoke, a Boston based studio, and I have fallen in love with the studio and instructors there. I love how everyone has their own style of instruction and mix of music. It makes the classes so much fun. I look forward to the classes, enjoy being in the moment in the class, and feeling like I crushed it afterwards. Plus, checking my stats after class is fun.
It is starting to feel like Fall and I love it.
Yes, I love Summer but I really do love Fall. The crisp smelling air in the mornings start the day off on the right note. I love the smells of fall from the apples to the fallen leaves to the pumpkin pie. Shoot, even pumpkin spice lattes smell amazing.
Yesterday was Price’s Birthday!! Yay!!!
Price’s favorite cake is German’s Chocolate Cake so I had to make these in his honor.
Price love German’s Chocolate Cake as it’s not your typical chocolate cake. It’s a nice dense cake that is then loaded up with a rich frosting that is made from cooked evaporated milk, shredded coconut, and pecans. That caramely coconut pecan frosting is signature to the cake. It makes every bite the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. (Plus, Price thinks it’s at it’s very best when served with some coffee ice cream!)
I believe that you should be able to celebrate your birthday all day and if that means eating waffles that are basically like cake, then go for it!!
While Price enjoyed his German’s Chocolate Cake Waffles, he was a bit bummed that it wasn’t like when I made brownie waffles or when I made Birthday Cake Waffles using cake mix. He was looking for the typical super sweet coconut frosting to be spread on the waffle. And I was trying to go for a more breakfasty waffle so I decided to be more inspired by the frosting than just adapt it.
I just reason that you can have breakfast AND cake later on. HAHA!!
For these waffles, I made a chocolate waffle with a chocolate and pecan compound butter that was then topped off with loads of toasted coconut and chopped pecans. And pure maple syrup. And whipped cream. (Price is spoiled!)
I think that the compound butter was perfectly sinful! It was chocolatey, nutty, and perfectly sweet. And butter is butter so that’s always good. I prefer using Kerrygold because it is such a great quality and is flavorful. You might ask yourself why should you care about the butter as the rest of the ingredients are going to mask any flavors from it. Trust me, it’s still worth it.
Most of all, I loved the combination of the flavors and the textures. It’s exactly why Price loves
For the Waffles
Waffle recipe adapted from Alton Brown
Kerrygold has provided me with butters to use in the creation of these waffle recipes for my #WaffleWednesday series. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanks for all of your comments. I appreciate them all.