Everything seemed so rushed, there was no time to slow down and smell the roses. Everybody was preoccupied with their own agenda to make the holidays special for their loved ones. Social media was filled with family & friends gathering, delicious foods & special presents. And just like that, poof! Christmas is gone.
We’re on the brink of a new year and I always love the thought of what that represents. It’s a new opportunity to start from scratch and work on new goals and dreams (or work on the unfinished business from the previous year). I will continue working on mine (not overloading my plate) so that I have time smell the roses. Every year I say the same thing: that I want to simplify my life. And every year I fail misserably and always overbook myself. But hey, they say that the first step to improvement is to admit what we’re doing wrong! I’ll keep working on it until I get it right. Maybe 2015 is THE year! Maybe 😉
There is nothing more enjoyable for me and Paul than having a lazy breakfast on Sundays. Today was no exception. I think we’re starting our new year right, even though it’s not officially 2015 yet, but at least I’m practicing what my days ahead will be like. To have time to do nothing! This weekend was a pure lazy weekend…and you know what? It felt so good! I think I’m going to like this 😀
This was actually my Christmas present from Mr. Delish… yep, you heard me right, I got a waffle maker for Christmas lol! I know, this goes against feminism and I’m O.K. with that 😉 I’ve been wanting a waffle maker, oh, for about two years now and I’m so happy to have one now! Full disclosure here – this is actually a “payback’ gift. You see last year Paul asked for and I got him a Keurig for Christmas. I was totally against it. Made no sense to me. He doesn’t even drink that much coffee! Well guess what? I LOVE the Keurig! I actually use it all the time. In other words his Christmas gift ended up more a gift for me. LOL. So this year, when he gave me the waffle maker he told me it was payback. Guess I’m going to be making a lot of waffles FOR HIM!
The first thing I did this morning was to search for the perfect waffle recipe for our new cooking gadget. After reading so many wonderful reviews, I settled for this one at All Recipe. I made a few adjustments to give them more flavor and I was surprised that they came out excellent on the first try! I will not change a thing for this basic waffle recipe. They are so fluffy and airy with a delicious sweet enough taste. This will be my go to recipe for sure but can’t wait to try other variations and more exotic waffles.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat waffle iron. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs in large bowl until fluffy.
- Add in flour, milk, butter, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and vanilla, and beat just until smooth.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour about 1/4 cup mix onto each triangle and cook until golden brown (about 2 to 4 minutes).
- Serve hot and top with favorite toppings