Before I share today's post, CONGRATULATIONS are in order.
to Mindy and the Obi family on the birth of their precious new grandbaby!
Okay, back to the regularly scheduled post.
My eldest requested a waffle maker for her apartment. Santa delivered it to her at our house, so we were able to enjoy homemade waffles for Christmas breakfast.
But it was Christmas, so no ordinary waffles would do.
We had gingerbread waffles and they were sooooooooo good.
We based ours on this recipe but substituted buckwheat flour for half of the teff. (It helps to live with a vegan who always has this stuff on hand.) Gingerbread Waffles with Maple Cinnamon Drizzle
For those who love appliances - she got a cool one that is a griddle most of the time, but you can insert waffle iron plates when you want to use it for them.
Once the waffles were done, it was time for some family fun. Fenway watched with a wary eye as we assembled the gingerbread house.
Or maybe he was still too shell-shocked from the Fox sweater a daughter gave him! Note: normally he would have been clawing off the jacket, but said daughter also gave him a treat ball!
Lately, we've gotten in the habit of doing puzzles. My oldest and I actally had a puzzle date night a few weeks back. I bought her this one for Christmas. It's a map of the world done in floers. She began to tackle it last night.
|Looks rather challenging|
|I just noticed Fenway watching me here too!|
|Making progress. #shouldbewriting|
I remember as a kid going to my aunt's house. The cousins always got really cool, mind bender type games for Christmas so we were always playing them on Christmas night.
Does your family have traditions that involve some sort of activity like this?