|Waffle Station in the Living Room|
|Zucchini Waffles Hot off the Waffle Iron!|
I've been blessed with another good day, today.
I scrubbed one side of the kitchen sink (it is a double sink) and washed some dishes, this morning, after I made myself a cup of tea. Then, I did two loads of laundry with daughter's help (she took the dried laundry out of the dryer and switched the second load for me). Later, I folded all the laundry and put away my stuff.
While the laundry was being done, I grated another zucchini and tried my hand at making zucchini waffles! There are several recipes online; I adapted a recipe that called for boxed pancake mix. The recipe called for 1 1/2 to 2 cups grated zucchini, 1 cup pancake mix, 3/4 cup milk, 1 large egg, 2 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. vanilla, and cooking spray for the waffle iron. I had 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini so used all of it, which made the batter a bit too thin for my liking, so I added a little more pancake mix (can't really say how much because I didn't measure! I might have used 1 1/2 c. pancake mix, total). I didn't measure the ground cinnamon and vanilla, either! And I used vegetable oil to brush on the waffle iron, because I don't use cooking spray.
I made the first waffle standing at the kitchen counter, but, I soon realized that standing while the waffle baked would be too much for me. So, I moved everything to a small folding table in the living room! This meant I could sit in my chair while I made the waffles. I set the waffle iron to "dark" because I wanted to make sure the zucchini cooked!
The resulting waffles were slightly sweet from the pancake mix and the cinnamon (I didn't add any more sugar) and crispy when hot off the iron (but, got soft quite rapidly when cool). Both my daughter and I ate them as they were, without additional syrup, for brunch. The leftover waffles will be kept in the fridge and warmed up in the toaster for breakfasts, later in the week.
My daughter took over two more zucchini to neighbor S and did some grocery shopping in the afternoon. Later, she watered the fruit trees and noticed that birds have started pecking at some of the peaches! So, she picked most of the rest of the peaches! I washed them and set aside the ones that were bruised to be processed first.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another good day
- What I was able to accomplish today
- An abundant zucchini and peach harvest
- Being able to share some of the harvest with friends
- Daughter being able to do the grocery shopping
Today's joyful activity was making zucchini waffles!
I am hoping that I didn't do too much, today, and the leg pain won't start! I am planning to take it very easy, tomorrow! I will also call the imaging center to schedule the MRI appointment.
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for tomorrow?