Well, a piece of my heart is back at college in Tennessee tonight. He left at 6 a.m. and I had resigned myself to not going back to sleep and decided to just enjoy the next 45 minutes snuggled up in my covers. But do you know what happened? I must have zonked because the alarm went off what seemed like seconds later!
Do you know what this means? It means progress. It means that I didn’t lie there for 45 minutes worrying about my baby boy driving 14 hours. This is a breakthrough! Usually I worry when they just go fishing! Storms, Sharks, Pirates! (Just kidding, sort of.)
This is not to say I didn’t warn him about shady looking gas stations and icy bridges. He called several times to check in (I may or may not have told him to call me at every gas stop), and recently called to say he made it. Thank you, Jesus!
He also said he is cold. It’s 59 here. It’s 26 there. But considering it was 7 degrees there last night, I’m thinking he should be grateful. 7?! Why, that’s a shoe size…for some dainty footed people.
As I mentioned, he requested waffles for his last home cooked meal.
I mean, seriously, we named our dog Waffles. That’s how much we love them…and her!
These are so crispy and light. You need to make them for someone you love.
The recipe says to let them rise overnight, but if you are having them for supper, you can put them together in the morning.
Also, I ALWAYS double this recipe (hello! 2.teen.boys.eat.forever!) If you double it, you do not need to double the amount of yeast or water.
So here’s the bippidy-boppidy-recipe!
- 1 envelope active dry yeast
- 1/2 c. warm water
- 2 c. warm milk
- 1/2 c. melted, unsalted butter
- 1 t. sugar
- 1 t. salt
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 t. baking soda
Combine yeast and water in a glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
Whisk yeast mixture, milk, and next 3 ingredients in a large glass bowl. Add flour, whisking until smooth. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
Whisk in eggs and baking soda. Bake in a preheated waffle iron as directed by manufacturer. (oiled if not nonstick)
Wouldn’t these be perfect for Saturday morning? Just saying…
Q&A for the Day:
- What recipes are in the top 5 of your family favorites?