Okay, so maybe I exaggerate a bit. Oymyakon, Russia is supposedly the coldest inhabited place in the world – according to Google anyway. With a -58 degree (F) temperature, I’d have to agree. But with a -13 temperature with a -25 windchill in the overnight forecast, Michigan is going to feel nearly half that cold. At the moment, it’s -5 with no windchill, but that will change over the next few hours.
And I’m cold!
I swear in this kind of weather, if there’s even the tiniest little crevice in your house, the frigid air will find it.
But there is one perk when you’re freezing. working in the kitchen – specifically near the stove – is always a good thing. Today, in more ways than one.
My son fell in love with the gluten-free waffles I make and asked if we could have them for supper. I’m always up for an easy meal and thought why not. But while gathering the ingredients to make the batter, I spotted something I bought a couple of months ago.
A super cute jar of cherry pie filling. Yes, I bought pie filling because I love the jar. And I will figure out a way to repurpose that jar so I can see it all the time.
I immediately thought of the can of whipping cream in my refrigerator – about the same time a picture of a Belgian waffle with strawberries and whipping cream came to mind, followed quickly by the funnel cakes Madam Rue serves at Mystic’s Carnival.
And I thought … I wonder how cherry pie filling and whipping cream would taste on a gluten-free waffle?