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Like lots of people in the Continental US today, we’ve got snow. Not quite the 14 inches they predicted, but a solid 6-10 and a world away from this past Friday. And while the phrase “snow day” doesn’t inspire quite the same glee as it did back in my school/work days, I’m trying to make it fun instead of freaking out about the fact that we’ll be inside all day.
My first order of business this morning? Pumpkin Waffles. Yes, that’s right. Say it with me, and see if you can avoid drooling: Pumpkin. Waffles. While the kids were eating their usual banana and Eggo combo, I got to work on a batch of these bad boys.
I make ‘em with a little extra pumpkin, a little extra spice, and some wheat flour. They’re super yummy, smell awesome, and I freeze most of them to throw in the toaster for the rest of the week. (Just make sure they’re completely cooled before you put them in the freezer.)
If you want a tasty and more nutritious topping alternative to syrup, I strongly recommend cream cheese. Hat tip to my real-life friend and HDYDI mom Rebecca for both the original inspiration (she and her hubby served these to us when all of our kids were much smaller) and the topping suggestion.
Both kids were extra nutty for them, despite having already eaten breakfast. Both kept signing “more” and asking for “wa-wa.”
Other than that, M is upstairs hiding working from home. We’re all staying in our pajamas. I’m allowing a bit more TV than we normally watch. Play-doh has already come out three times, and I built my very first fort (well, first since being a mom…). Where I saw a tunnel, the kids saw a climbing structure and slide. To each their own.
So far, not a bad day to be stuck inside. Hell, we’ve made it nearly to lunchtime without major injury or meltdown. With toddlers, that’s a success!