Thursday, May 7, 2015

My Favorite Gluten Free Waffles and Other Obsessions

Happy Thursday friends!

It is currently 5:30 in the morning and sweet Baby Mason is still sleeping, so I thought I would pop in and say hello!

I’ve realized that balancing home life and work life is hard, and trying to find time to blog feels nearly impossible!!! I mean, I’m lucky if I get to shower – praise the Lord for dry shampoo and body spray. Amen.

But since I’m off of work today (Mommy-Mason Day!!!!), I have some time this morning since I don’t have to make a lunch and pack my breastpump. Blogging time – yay!!

Let’s talk about breakfast. Do you guys have a favorite waffle mix?

I feel like every time I’m in Target standing in the Baking aisle, I end up starting a conversation with a new gluten free person and telling them my Must-Buy Waffle mix:

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I LOVE this King Arthur Flour Pancake Mix so much. But instead of making pancakes, I use it to make waffles. This mix gets nice and crisp on the outside, creating the perfect nooks and crannies for a lake of butter:

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and the inside is SO FLUFFY!!

The only downside is that you have to make the entire box, BUT that’s not actually a downside because these waffles make the BEST freezer waffles. So make a big batch and then freeze them. Pop them in the toaster when you’re ready for a waffle and they reheat PERFECTLY!!! Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside.

We had breakfast for dinner the other week (my fave!!) and had these waffles served alongside a new-to-me chicken sausage:

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Don’t pay attention to the overflowing waffle iron…

These Applegate Farms Chicken & Maple Sausage Patties were SO GOOD!!! I’m bummed that there are only 6 in the box and they aren’t cheap. However, Harris Teeter puts them on BOGO Free often, so I just stock up when they’re on sale.

Breastfeeding has made me seriously crave meat, so I like to have some quick options on hand. Otherwise I’d be requesting cheeseburgers for dinner every night! (instead of every other night) I’m obsessed with cheeseburgers – what else is new.

Also currently obsessed with:

This book:

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Like everyone else in the world!

This drink:

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I LOVE kombucha, so I’m stoked that MOH told me about this one. Blueberry and Coconut water? Yes please!

This baby:

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He LOVES playing outside. He gets the most serenely happy look on his face as the wind blows through his baby hairs. I love appreciating the small things with him.

And my last obsession:

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Baby toes. I mean, come on. What is it about baby toes that are just so….edible?!?!

So tell me. What are you current obsessions?

Do you have a pancake/waffle mix that you absolutely love?