I don't normally buy into fads now that I am an adult. Now when I was a kid totally different story. I had the slap bracelets, stirrup pants, hypercolor tshirts, just to name a few. Yea my future kids are in for some fun pictures of mom in her great 90's glory. But now that I'm the ripe old age of 26 I don't really go for all the fads. Sure I try to be fashionable emphasis on try, but the fads I'm talking about now are the ones about people. Everyone one has an excuse now for the way that they are. There is a disorder or disease for everything. People sue McDonalds for making them fat, teachers have to make special lesson plans because Tommy can't sit still because he learns better through movement, or is it because Mommy and Daddy won't tell him to sit down and if he moves he will be sorry like my parents did. These excuses did not happen when I was a kid. But as I sit here I do feel like I identify with one of the fads, The Quarter Life Crisis. But I don't know if it is appropriately named. Yes I am 26 and yes I am questioning my work, life, basically everything. But doesn't everyone do this at some point in their life. Doesn't everyone wonder or wish that they could do something else? How many people are doing what they love to do for work? I know my work is not what I love. But it gives me a very comfortable life that is the means to afford the things that I love. I go back and forth on this issue frequently, so my most recent pondering was this morning while making breakfast. What did I make? You guessed it waffles!

Cinnamon Waffles

2 1/2 cups of self rising flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
7 tablespoons of sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup of melted butter
2 cups of half and half
2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste

In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla bean paste. Combine the wet into the dry ingredients and pour onto a preheated waffle iron. Cook until your desired doneness, and serve with Real Maple Syrup.

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  1. Katie, your questioning everything at your age is "normal". So hang in there...you'll figure it out.

    Waffles look good.

  2. what you've written could just as easily have come straight out of my mouth--i'm in exactly the same position, doing something i don't particularly like but sucking it up because hey, at least it's a job!
    great waffles, clearly, especially since cinnamon is involved.

  3. I totally feel you! I question my life and situation often. It's hard and frustrating sometimes, but ultimately I think it's a healthy way to motivate yourself and move forward. And waffles always help... right?

  4. LOL - slap bracelets. I totally forgot about those!
    You know... you will find your way eventually and it will be clear as day to you when you step upon it!

  5. I'm a constant waffler... both ways.

  6. I'm a waffle gal. My hubby is a pancake guy. Luckily, he indulges me when I want waffles instead. I love all the ridges they have that pancakes don't (all the better for catching pockets of syrup). Plus, they are so much crisper, too.


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