How to Freeze and Reheat Waffles
Mom hack: whenever you make waffles, double the batch and make extra. They freeze beautifully and make for an easy morning breakfast and will be your best friend when you need dinner in a pinch. My family loves breakfast for dinner so these waffles are a lifesaver!
You want to know another mom hack? Stop trying to get an A in life. Do you follow me on Instagram? I often talk on my Insta-stories about being B+ at things. It started a a joke. As a way to make myself feel better because I constantly feel like I’m falling short at life. Usually I’m referring to parenthood or my work. Too often we mamas compare ourselves to one another and judge ourselves unfairly and quite honestly it’s kind of exhausting.
It’s no secret that I have a love/hate with social media. It’s too often a place that I leave feeling worse about myself. It can sometimes feel like no matter what I do, I’m just not good enough. Friends and strangers alike sharing pictures of their perfect white homes, organized pantries, enviable food prep, meal plans, adorable kids that are bathed and hugging each other and in clean clothes, bikini selfies on the beach 3 months after having a baby, dinner on the table every night, glowing skin, growing businesses, cookbook deals, new partnerships….the list goes on.
ps- who the eff is wearing a bikini 3 months after having baby anyway?
pps- I guarentee you that you’ll regret doing a “white house” if you’ve got kids. Just saying.
One day I just said fuck it. Sorry for the salty language but it’s the only word that’ll work, you know? I’m just so over it. At this point in my life I’m just shooting to not be terrible at life. Especially when it comes to blogging and motherhood. I don’t like to take either too seriously. Or maybe it’s because I do take both so seriously that I’ve adapted this new to me “good enough” mentality. Hence the B+.
I’m not going to win mom of the year. Though I’d totally win an award for loving the shit out of my kids. I’m never going to have the biggest or bestest blog. I’m never going to wear a bikini again (confidently, anyway) and you know what? It’s ok. In fact it’s better than ok. I blog and cater enough. I have a beautiful, messy, cozy, totally un-Pinterest worthy house. While there is no way I can pull off a bikini anymore, I can rock the hell out of my mommy one-piece. My kids are healthy. They’re mostly respectable. I have a husband who I adore most of the time. I’m loving, living and winning at life even if I’m not getting an A. Because I’m not getting an A.
I’m not sure where I’m really going with all this other than to tell you to be kind to yourself. I can be my own worst critic and it gets me nowhere. I’m over trying to be perfect because it’s just so exhausting. And lame. My life is so much better and fuller when I’m not trying to be better. Or stronger. Or skinnier. Life is better when I’m B+’ing it.
So in the spirt of B+’ing it, making extra waffles and freezing them to have for busy mornings is kind of my jam. I’m not sure who loves the toaster waffles more, me or my kids! This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a technique. You can find the recipe for my favorite waffles —-> HERE. See below on how I freeze my waffles so they’re perfect every time when I freeze them.
photos by Kelli Hatcher/ recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks