Not usually though...
Last week, I baked 4 pie pumpkins and saved the meat until I found a recipe "worthy" to try this year. I had some really good recipes from last year which I plan on making again soon (especially this pumpkin bread recipe!), but I like to try new ones too.
Then my friend Steve posted "Apple Cider Donuts?" on Facebook and my brain nearly exploded! What is THAT? And why isn't there one in my mouth right NOW?!?!?! I can't make donuts because I hate frying stuff in my house. So I set out to make this recipe with the apple cider I recently made and the pumpkin combined:
Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
This was an extremely late breakfast. I needed coffee before I tackled this one. So I poured my second cup and called out to my "helpers".
We're still working on sharing around here. I'll let you know when it's under control...
The cider syrup was super easy. I actually might make it again to have with plain waffles due to its deliciousness.
The waffle mix was a little more work. Many reviews stated that the waffles were too dense. So I made sure to whip the egg whites until soft peaks formed and then ever-so-gently I folded them into the batter. I left a lot of egg white floating in the mixture to make sure it didn't fall and get too dense. And I was careful scooping so I didn't stir the mixture more and get flat waffles.
This stuff made my house smell like HEAVEN!!!
Elena wanted desperately to help me cook the waffles. The closest she got to the waffle maker and stovetop was a chair stuck smack-dab in the center of the kitchen where her tiny dinosaur arms were safely out of reach of everything.
Even her baby came up to see what that delicious smell was!!
Elena was all over this breakfast. Leo? He's a picky eater and wanted a waffle with plain syrup. He crushes my cooking ego daily.
But then Jason came to the rescue by jumping up for seconds as soon as the next waffle was ready :)
We have exactly enough leftover for breakfast tomorrow...if I can hold off that long...
We also tried out another new recipe
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Now, before I give my verdict, I have to state that there is something wrong with me this pregnancy. Sweets just don't cut it. Nothing tastes right. Sweets have odd flavors that are unfamiliar. This definitely didn't happen with either of the other two pregnancies. And unfortunately, it's not stopping me from consuming sweets... These aren't floating my boat right now. They are just so sweet! But it was a good day to be at Jason's office since I sent him with a bunch. Jason absolutely loves them!
And the kids? Well - they like the cookies so much their eyes have rolled in the backs of their heads...