For once when my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning I had no desire to get up. I turned the alarm off and figured I would simply rest my eyes for a couple of more minutes before getting up.
45 minutes later Maddie was barking at a shadow in the window and I realized simply resting my eyes just doesn’t cut it. I managed to sleep through any time I had set aside for yoga or strength training. Instead, my body obviously preferred more sleep and I was happy to listen to it.
The extra sleep oddly enough gave me extra time to focus on making a great breakfast courtesy of this little guy.
Isn’t he beautiful?
A reader who I have been e-mailing sporadically back and forth since the start of the blog, offered to send me a fall themed package of Trader Joe goodies last week.
When I received the package and discovered all the pumpkin inspired goodies, I nearly squealed in excitement!!
Thank you Kristen for stocking my cabinets with Trader Joes! You’ve made me the happiest girl on earth!
And Thank You Allison for sneaking your note in as well! 😉
The Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix was of course on my first to try list. I followed the directions on the back of the box to a T in an effort to make the world’s best pumpkin waffles.
While the waffles were heating up in the waffle iron, I heated up a mix of chopped apple. crushed almonds, and pumpkin butter in the microwave as a topping.
Wow! Is all I can say. These waffle was sweet, fluffy and very pumpkiny. I was in pumpkin heaven.
The topping was the perfect pairing with the waffle. The pumpkin butter melted with the mushy apples and thinned out creating a perfect syrup like consistency to coat the waffle with. It was too good for words. 🙂
Tired of eggos? Want to be able to produce gorgeous, fluffy waffles of your own at home?
Sadly I don’t have any Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix to give away, but I might have the next best thing.
For the past year I’ve taken notice that when ever I post on my morning waffles, I receive several comments from readers wishing they could recreate my morning plate if only they had a waffle iron of their own. Well, guess what? Here is your chance to finally have that wish refilled.
This morning I’ve paired up with CSN Stores to present one lucky Inner Workings… reader with a Chef’s Choice 8300100 – International WafflePro Waffle Iron!
This state of the art waffle maker has the promise to turn out the world’s most delicious waffles in just 90 seconds and usually retails for $49.95!
Other features include-
- Waffle “ready” beeper and light
- Easy clean overflow channel
- Space saving, upright storage
- Recipes included
- One year limited warranty
Ready to win?
Entering is easy. Simply visit CSNStores.com, browse any division of their site including their partnering sites www.allbarstools.com for counter stools or pub tables and www.cookware.com for every piece of cookware unthe sun and find three items you think would make a great addition to your home.
Leave a comment with your three items on this entry by tomorrow morning, when I will select a random winner.