Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cravings and Gingerbread Waffles

While the gender of our little bean is still unknown, there are a few differences I've experienced between this pregnancy and the one with Colin. First and foremost is the unfortunate arrival of nausea. Unfortunately, it's not morning sickness where I get sick in the morning and that's it. No, I'm lucky enough to get to deal with it all day. I now realize how blessed I was to not have to experience one iota of sickness with Colin. You know what they say, boys are nice to their mommies, while girls take all the beauty. Whatever the gender ends up being (one more month until we find out), I'm hopeful the few nausea-free days I had last week will soon become the norm rather than the exception.

During that short window of hope last week, I delved into my recipe collection and ceased the opportunity to get back in the kitchen. I know most people would appreciate the excuse to stay out of the kitchen but it's a passion of mine and I feel like part of me has been missing since early November. I have a couple of recipes and posts in the pipelines but first up is a great recipe for Gingerbread Waffles. I first found this on A's blog and wanted to make it right away. I did, several months ago, but I omitted the molasses and quickly realized that was a mistake and that molasses is a key component of gingerbread. Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, I vowed to try them again after I got some molasses. Wow, have I been missing out or what?! These were great and although A modified the recipe a bit to satisfy her family, I kept it as written and thought it was perfect. These would be perfect for a weekend breakfast or part of breakfast for dinner, as we did.


  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you retried and liked them!! I think both ways are yummy (I redid the recipe when my Mom was visiting)! :)

    PS - Can we gender guess? I'm guessing girl right now. I had no nausea with Pierce and 3 mos of nausea with Lauren!

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