Yesterday was one of those days - I woke up to discover a tick burrowed into my back. Now, I don't have any critter phobias, but ticks wig me out (and for just cause!), both for what sort of diseases they can cause, and for the whole nasty way they go about acquiring their lunch.
So, that was no good start to the day - trying not to panic, I went to go find Michael, who'd already gotten up to get that thing out of me pronto, and he was nowhere to be found. So, holding my panic at bay, I got dressed and went to go look outside for him, and saw his legs about half way up a ladder, looking at something up on the roof.
I went inside to wait (muttering, 'ugh, tick, hurry hurry...' while I waited), and when he came in, I said "good morning, I have a TIIIICCCCKKK...." right about the same moment he said, "Good morning, we have a HOLE IN THE ROOOOOFFFF."
sigh. He fixed my problem, but the one he uncovered is going to take a bit more doing - a few years back, he'd had some gutter screens installed, and they've been one hassle after another - while they keep large objects like leaves out of the gutter, they allow smaller items - pollen, dirt, whatever small things fall out of the trees onto the roof - to pass through, gunk up the gutter and be nearly impossible to get out due to the screens. And one of them someone created a hole where it was attached large enough that it's been letting water drain down inside the wall of the house for who knows how long.
We were definitely in need of something indulgent, so waffles for dinner it was.
I don't need to post this recipe - we used this one from PaleOMG without alteration. I doubled the amount so we could have some for breakfast this morning. I used coconut oil to brush the waffle iron, and this made 5 full waffles - very rich, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside waffles.
I used some cherries and blueberries from the freezer, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and we had them with fresh whipped heavy cream and some sliced banana.
They. Were. Awesome.
Reheating the next day - in the oven, so they stay crisp - worked perfectly, and I will be doing this again, and often.
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