We had an impromptu Belgian waffle party tonight at the house and it was awesome. The recipe came from America’s Test Kitchen and included buttermilk, seltzer water, sour cream, sugar, salt, unbleached flour, eggs, vegetable oil, and a host of other items to create a waffle batter mix that was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
It’s been a great day: The sofa was delivered, as were the second set of fine bone china I haven’t written about (all white, hotel collection for simplicity), a KitchenAid toaster, a KitchenAid Pro Line waffle maker, and some belated Christmas gifts I ordered for others. I ran into one of my best friend’s parents in the grocery store and she, Aaron, and I talked for a good hour in the frozen food section as we were shopping for supplies for said Belgian waffle party. His parents came to visit. My family stopped by. I got to spend part of the afternoon with my grandmother Ruby. It’s just been a great day. Family. Friends. Food. New toys with which to play. More books show up for the library. Some Jelly Defense tower games for iPad. How can you beat that?
Oh, and you know one of my childhood business heroes, Don Keough? There was a product at the grocery store that reminded me of his career; that we all have early days, we all have places to start. It’s just a great lesson. I picked up a box, er canister, solely out of nostalgia for those childhood stories reading about the type of people I wanted to grow up to be like.