The crew that has been working on our house has been killing it. While we have had some road blocks with vendors such as windows and roof being delayed, our crew is still working diligently on everything else. We have the second floor framed and this has been leading to looking at final layout of the kitchen, which I am so excited about! I've also been trying to get things ready for when we can really dive into the inside.
And one of those things is paint, it's one of the first things we will need. If you read my paint post previously here, then you know I've been looking at zero VOC paint. However, since writing that post ColorHouse is no longer in business. So, I decided I would use Clare Paint. I actually had wanted to use them first because I loved their effortless colors, but since we are on a tight budget I felt forced to use ColorHouse because they had a better price. But, now that no longer matters! So, I've been looking at the Clare Paint color card for weeks. I've been trying to pick and choose my colors for all the rooms, and it's so hard! They have so many amazing colors. Delaney and I have the most free time together in the mornings, and it's when we discuss a lot of house things and look at samples and such. So, the Clare Paint card has been on our kitchen table for weeks. I've been looking at it and putting it next to my other samples for floor, countertops, and cabinets and showing Delaney options.
I finally feel like I have chosen all of the colors for the house! This is a huge victory, now that they are all written down for each room and the decision is made. Paint will be one of the first things we purchase for the house (if you don't count the couple rugs, bench for foyer, and random kitchen things I have already bought because I just couldn't help myself when I found a a good deal). But, paint will be the first thing to really decorate our new house and I couldn't be more excited. I am currently now looking on Clare's website at their Paint Calculator to help me determine how many gallons we need and we'll be placing our order this week.
So to celebrate, I made a new waffle recipe. These Apple Cinnamon Waffles are such a great fall treat. I use fresh grated apple in them along with a pinch of cinnamon. They still aren't too sweet and pair perfectly with some powdered sugar and maple syrup. They are even a great afternoon snack! Find the recipe below.
Apple Cinnamon Waffles
284 grams (2 1/4 cups) organic all purpose flour
28 grams (2 tablespoons) organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large apple
3 organic large eggs
2 ½ sticks (283 grams) organic salted butter, melted
1 cup organic milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
Organic powdered sugar
Organic maple syrup
In a large bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, cinnamon, fine sea salt, and baking powder and whisk together.
Using a small grater, grate the apple into a medium bowl. Add the eggs, melted butter, eggs, and milk and stir to combine. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and whisk to combine into a batter.
Preheat waffle iron. Measure 1/2 cup batter per waffle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until done. Serve immediately.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Gluten Free – Replace the flour with 276 grams (1 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon) organic gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.