A wise character on Parks and Rec once said, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”

Leslie Knope loves her some waffles—specifically those at JJ’s Diner. In honor of the show’s series finale (which airs tonight at 10pm ET on NBC), we’d like to take a look back at Leslie’s literal obsession with warm, golden brown Belgian waffles.

Leslie Spent Over $1000 on Waffles

One mathematician calculated that Leslie bought between 228 and 343 waffles from JJ’s last year. That’s 4 to 7 waffles per week.

Leslie Let Ann Hand-Feed Her Waffles

Look at that change of expression at 0:12, tho.

She Has Her Very Own Brand Of Waffles

All thanks to #ParksandCrafts champion Jon Defreest.


Leslie Measures Time in Terms of Waffles

As all reasonable people should.


She Eats Waffles Smack in The Middle of the Day

Gotta love when you lose consciousness in the afternoon, come to, and suddenly have a waffle in your hand.


Leslie Wore a Waffle Around Her Neck

You can buy a look-alike necklace on Etsy.

Mei Pak parks and rec waffle

We could keep going, but you should probably just go get ready to watch the Parks & Rec series finale by stocking up on waffles and bacon.