So, I'm like tired.
Actually, more like EXHAUSTED.
The past two weeks have kicked my butt and I feel like I could seriously sleep for months.
I'm too tired to spell out why I'm so tired, but I should let you know some, so here is my best stab at it:
I turned 25 (woot!) on September 26 and that whole week was a pure celebration of my life from my friends and family. It was fantastic! A lot of cake, a lot of dancing, a lot of dinners, a lot of stuff. I loved every second of it--sleepless nights and all. Yet, by the end of the week I was done.
Also, I made my own birthday cake again this year. It was a dark chocolate cake with raspberry mousse filling and white chocolate cream cheese icing. Very different from last year's and just as delicious
|After my birthday week, I then had a huge conference at work that basically had me working 12 hour days for about a week while always having to be "on". |
You know--smiling, schmoozing, acting like you're not about to fall dead of exhaustion. That kind of thing.
I haven't been home for a full 24 hours yet and the thought of having to go to work tomorrow because I chose to take Veteran's Day as a holiday instead of Columbus Day, which is tomorrow, makes me want to cry.
Anyways, these red velvet waffles were a request from my friend Joei of Urban Geek and I figured I should give it a shot. I tried making them last week, but the recipe I used involved yeast and I simply did not like them. I tried a different recipe today and they are delicious! Tastes like cake.
I'm glad I had these today, they seriously made me so happy. :)
SN: I need to stop eating my feelings.
I never had red velvet waffles or pancakes before, but I figured adding in cocoa powder, buttermilk, and some sort of cream cheese glaze makes them red velvet, right? Right.
That's what I did.
Anyways, so that's my story for the past two weeks. I haven't even been able to blog surf properly or catch up on my celebrity gossip. I'll do that tomorrow. If I can keep my eyes open.
For now, I hop back into bed and sleep the rest of my one-day weekend away. Feel sorry for me today, will you?
Red Velvet Waffles
- 2 cups flour ( I used AP, but I'm thinking that Cake Flour would be even better)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2cups buttermilk or regular milk
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1 tsp pure vanilla
- 3 tbsp red food coloring (I used gel coloring)
1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt and whisk thoroughly
2. In another bowl beat egg yolks slightly. Stir in buttermilk and oil. Stir in red food coloring.
3. Add egg yolk mixture all at once to the dry mixture and stir thoroughly.
4. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
5. Fold egg whites into flour and egg yolk mixture.
6. Spoon waffle batter into your waffle iron and let cook.
7. Serve with cream cheese glaze.
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 4 oz. softened cream cheese
- About a 1/2 cup or more powdered sugar
- About a tsp. vanilla
- Enough milk to make the consistency of the glaze thick but pourable
|1. Beat cream cheese until soft and then add in powdered sugar to desired sweetness. Add in milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add vanilla, mix, then serve with hot waffles.|