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Waffles Benedict

The entire premise of this blog is that I don’t help cook, but still get to eat. It’s super convenient for me because I have an excuse to say, “Oh sorry, no I can’t help you stir that right now, I’m writing down what you’re doing for the blog and I can’t miss a step.” Not that I ever really need to use that excuse, Steven Michael really is a one man show in the kitchen. I just sit in the dining room to keep him company and talk about our days while he works. We stay connected while he does what he loves and I wait in anticipation of doing what I love, eating.

However, when Steven Michael made these amazing Waffles Benedict, we didn’t follow our usual formula. So, for today only this will not be Feet Up In the Dining Room, it will be Asleep Upstairs In the Bedroom. That’s right, not only did I not help with the cooking, I didn’t even provide companionship. What a jerk. While I was drooling onto my satin pillow (gotta keep my curls looking fresh), Steven Michael ran 14 miles, went grocery shopping, and cooked a fantastic breakfast. I came downstairs just in time to take the last waffle out of the waffle iron and stuff my face with carby, buttery goodness. HOME RUN.

Steven Michael makes the best waffles. When we moved into our house a few years ago, we were trying to come up with new holiday traditions for our little family. That year, Santa brought us a new waffle iron so we could have Christmas morning waffles (if you’re in the market, I hear Santa shops at Kohls). That was when his Buttermilk Waffle recipe was born. A few months later, he decided to kick it up a notch by topping them with eggs and a delicious hollandaise sauce. For real, who doesn’t love a good benedict?

This morning was absolutely glorious. I got to sleep in and wake up to a truly drool worthy breakfast just waiting for me downstairs, and I didn’t even have to put on pants to enjoy it! I don’t take for granted how lucky I am to have such a thoughtful and talented husband in Steven Michael. We had what would have normally been our cooking time chat while eating, (it’s important to stay connected even when we’re not following our regular routine) and when we were stuffed to the brim, I did the dishes because I’m not a complete a-hole. It’s a give and take, and it works for us.

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