Liam has been asking for a desk for a while now. He always tells me he has some work to do and therefore, he needs a desk in his room. We’d talked about building him one, but while the kids and I were at Target yesterday, I found a desk that would fit the need, but also not be a horrible loss if he colored on it or it was scratched or dented or… basically, if it were treated the way rough and tumble little boys tend to.
Last night, after supper, Matt and the kids started to put together the desk. And because he had 4 extra little hands constantly reaching into his work area, asking questions or walking off with tools, it took a very, very long time. Long time + excited little boy means that Liam didn’t settle down to sleep until almost 11. Whew. But he’s so happy with his own workspace – this little boy is definitely taking after his Daddy’s artistic talent. He colors and draws and makes charts (he takes after me with that) so much any more that when I can’t find him, it’s pretty much a sure thing that he’ll be in his room on the floor with his paper and markers.
So Daddy is happy he has a mini-me with art and Liam is happy because he’s got a cool chair to go with his desk and I’m happy because I just made breakfast. The boys are still sleeping, but Sylvi and I are up. The boys draw together, the girls get up early together. Hmmm. Seems I need a new together activity for her and I… Anyway, the waffles. This is an adaptation of my basic recipe from my mother. There may seem like a ridiculous amount of leavening agents, but trust me. Sylvi’s favorite toppings include: syrup, whipped cream, strawberries, bluberries and mini chocolate chips. The rest of us are content with syrup. If nothing else, the girl knows how to live!
Gluten Free Waffles
- 1 3/4 cup gluten free flour mix (I’ve been trying different brands, and so far, I like the Jules brand best. As far as I can tell you can only order it online, but they are always running sales, so watch for them!)
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup milk
Mix together all the dry ingredients. Then, pour in the butter and vanilla and whisk together. Beat the eggs and then add them to the batter. Stream in the milk last and whisk until the batter is thin and pourable. I don’t like my batter very thin because it just runs all over my waffle maker, but if you like it that way, go for it!! My waffle maker has spaces to cook 4 waffles at a time and I get about 20 out of this recipe. We don’t eat the entire batch, so I keep the leftovers in the fridge in an air tight container. They last about a week. Enjoy!