Why I say I've become my mother is because as kids, we brought home every animal under the sun and she never said no. There were numerous cats, dogs, a pair of flying squirrels, a chipmunk, fish, baby Mockingbirds that had fallen out of their nest, guinea pig and hamsters. Realistically, I know going from one cat to now four is crazy, but when your grandchildren say with excitement..."Mimi, you have to keep them!" Well, there's my mother in me saying, "okay."
|Hubby with Harper (the buff one), ZuZu (the tortoise shell) and Clara (the "Russian Blue" gray)|
To relieve the stress, I bought a bushel of peaches and made 14 jars of peach jam and this morning made Brown Butter Waffles with a Peach compote. Our new home is going to be filled with grandchildren and apparently a lot of pets...which is what a home should be:-D
Brown Butter Waffles with Peach Compote
2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1 T granulated sugar
2 T finely-ground cornmeal
2 large eggs
4 T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and browned
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups buttermilk (you can make your own by adding 1 T apple cider vinegar to milk and let stand until curdled)
In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together, then add the eggs and buttermilk and stir thoroughly. Finally, fold in the slightly cooled brown butter.
Heat a waffle iron up and brush with some vegetable oil for the first time; after that, you should have to add any more oil.
Bake the waffles until golden brown. Dab a pat of butter, add a little bit of warm maple syrup and a spoonful of peach compote for a delicious Sunday breakfast.
4 to 5 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
In a small sauce pan, add the sliced peaches. Next, mix 1/3 cup of granulated sugar with 1tsp. cornstarch. Add to the peaches and stir gently. Place over low heat, covered and cook until bubbly. Remove the lid and keep on low heat until ready to serve with your waffles. These peaches would also be good on ice cream!
This move is definitely going to be interesting. Our bamboo floors have still not gone in, so we may be living in the basement on the cork floors with our new furry friends! Enjoy!