Greetings from Austin, TX! It is currently in the 70s and sunny and Christmas is in three days. It's more like Christmas in July over here. But I'm not complaining, this change of weather has been refreshing, except for the fact that all I packed were long sleeves and jeans. : /
I had to drive today, and it was really weird. I miss taking the subway. And Austin traffic is pretty much insane. I'm not cut out for the road anymore, I'm afraid. I also had to parallel park (which is something I should be good at, living in the city), but since I drive like a total of 3x per year it was pretty stressful. I managed to successfully do it though, without hitting anyone or scratching anything. Yay!
In my dreams I pictured Christmas morning this year to be spent in warm flannels, cozy slippers, drinking hot coffee and spending the rest of the day indoors playing board games or watching Christmas movies. But as the high is currently projected to be 79...I'm thinking that we may spend it outside going on a walk or playing outdoors. A bunch of my cousins are travelling to Austin this year for Christmas, so I am so excited to be able to see all of them and my little nephews later in the week!
Also--sorry for the waffle overload, but I can't help it. I am so excited about my new waffle maker. I made these eggnog waffles the other day and thought they would be just perfect for Christmas. We made the mistake of using too much whole wheat flour so I have modified it here to taste better. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a delicious Christmas morning breakfast spent with loved ones!
Eggnog Waffles (serves 4)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups eggnog
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup of butter plus 2 tbl. (6 tbl. total), melted
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together eggnog, eggs, and butter until thoroughly mixed. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until smooth. When waffle iron is hot and ready, dollop a large spoonful of batter and cook until golden brown. Serve with syrup and/or powdered sugar.