My friend Oliver and I are obsessed with Gossip Girl. Well, to be honest, we are obsessed with Chuck and Blair. They are just too beautiful and perfect for each other.
Last night we watched the final three episodes of the latest season and decided to indulge in a waffle and champagne dinner while we watched. If you follow Gossip Girl you will know that they are always eating waffles. Rufus, Dan’s father, is apparently infamous for his amazing waffle brunches, so every other episode shows someone chowing down on a plateful of them. And it’s made us increasingly jealous, especially since they always seem to be sipping on champagne too.
We may not live on the Upper East Side — or in New York at all *ahem* — but that didn’t stop us from putting together a pretty kick-ass spread.
Since I still had strawberries left over from the weekend, I sliced them up and sprinkled them with sugar. Then a brilliant idea hit me. I dumped a few healthy slugs of my favorite vanilla rum (really the only vanilla rum I actually like) in with the berries and let everything sit for an hour or so. When I tasted the mixture later, it was seriously magical.
We whipped up some batter, made some whipped cream and brought out a jar of amazing maple caramel sauce. Then we popped the champagne and got down to business.
And please Chuck, do us a favor and just take Blair back already. You know as well as we do that you love her. Stop torturing us this way!! I just can’t take any more of the tension!