Ready to Pop Baby Shower & An Amazing Waffle Recipe
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Carrie in Baby, Breakfast

As my due date has come and gone, I figured now would be a good time to do a post on my Baby Shower.  

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My friend Janie hosted

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and as always, her condo was well decorated and the food was delicious. If she wanted to quit her day job she could definitely become an interior decorator or personal chef.

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The theme was 'Ready to Pop' and if we thought I was Ready to Pop then (5 weeks ago), you should see me now at 40 weeks + 3 days. She made melt in your mouth red velvet Cake Pop Balls. No frosting necessary, they were so decadent on their own. I refuse to admit how many I popped in my mouth.

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The shower favor was Popcorn with some sort of deliciousness seasoning. I don't know what it was, maybe crack, because it was addicting. 

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Who can find the dog in that picture?

She also had a waffle bar (recipe below), which I didn't get a picture of, probably because they were devoured as soon as they were off the iron. About 3/4 made it into my mouth, and a 1/4 onto my belly...because that's how I roll these days. They were some of the best waffles I've ever had...she had plenty of strawberries and other fresh berries to top them with. I'm pretty sure there was enough food to feed 50, and there were about 10 of us there...that's how Janie rolls. 

Beyond the food, we had gorgeous weather here in Seattle to shower Baby KMW. and welcome the out of town visitors. My best friend from high school flew out from New Jersey and my Mom flew out from North Carolina. Mr. KMW, Baby KMW and I sure are lucky!

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I'm not a game person at all, so in lieu of that Janie had the perfect activity. Arts and Crafts time!

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While the gender is a surprise, and we're not sharing our name options, we had letters for our names for both genders (including a couple extra and one missing) for everyone to paint for nursery decoration. I was floored by how artistic my friends are and at no surprise to me, mine was by far a lower calibur than all of the others! I can't wait to meet Baby KMW, and see the final product up on the wall. 

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Needless to say, everyone had a fun time guessing what the names are and I was able to keep my poker face. Do you have any guesses?

Oh are you ready for the waffle recipe? Yes, I realize I'm posting a waffle recipe without actually posting a picture of waffles. Here you go!

Ingredients
1/2 cup warm water
1 package dry yeast
2 cups milk, warmed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 

Directions
Use a large mixing bowl – the batter will rise to double its original volume. Put the water in the mixing bowl and sprinkle in the yeast. Let stand to dissolve for 5 minutes.

Add the milk, butter, salt, sugar, and flour to the yeast mixture and beat until smooth and blended.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand overnight at room temperature.

Just before cooking the waffles, beat in the eggs, add the baking soda, and stir until well mixed. The batter will be very thin. Pour about ½ to ¾ cup batter into a very hot waffle iron. Bake the waffles until they are golden and crisp.

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