Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Waffles

Growing up, Sunday mornings around my mom and dad's had one tradition . . . waffles! My dad would mix the batter from scratch, pour it into an ancient waffle maker, and all 7 of us (yes, seven!) would come to the table for a wonderful family breakfast.

pancake mix

I suppose I could easily find a waffle recipe online, but why? Krusteaz is my fav mix, for waffles and pancakes alike. I've never tried their other kinds - Buttermilk, etc. - because this has been foolproof. I add some water, enough to make the batter thin enough to pour. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of olive oil, if I'm feeling particularly health-conscious.

Now, for the waffle iron. Up until a week ago, I didn't have one so I'd only make waffles at Mom's. She got this one from QVC and it's truly wonderful.

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I set it at 3-1/2. It beeps when it’s hot, pour in the batter, rotate the handle, and it beeps when it’s done. Perfect waffles, every time! No grease, no spray Pam, easy-peasy.

Why did Mom give me this brand new one? ‘Cause she still had the old one Dad used and she loves it.

 

waffle maker

9 comments:

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

Yum - waffles, Hubby would love some fresh homemade ones instead of the Eggo's.

Yay for mom giving you the waffle iron too!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey, Kat! Thanks for visiting. You're officially the first visitor for this blog. Goes to show that MBC really works!

Melissa said...

I just found out that krusteaz has a great cornbread mix too!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I need to try it, Melissa. I've used their Lemon Bars - yum - and Pecan bars, good, too.

Sarah Nicole said...

Mmm. I love waffles. When I was growing up we had to trade weeks because I preferred pancakes and my sister wanted waffles. I'll have to try this mix.

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I use that Krusteaz pancake mix. It's pretty good. I've been on a quest looking for the mix that McDonald's uses for their pancakes. I love them but nothing that I've tried comes close. Thank you for visitng junkblossoms. I can't wait to see what you do with that wicker vanity! Merry Christmas and visit again soon!

Serenityville said...

OMG you're making me so hungry. don't you love regifting like that? Mom's are the best!

Kathleen said...

Hey girlfriend! Great blog. When I'm in a hurry for yummy waffles I doctor up trader joes waffle mix by adding about 1 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg! Everyone's happy and I have a great breakfast on the table in a jiff!

Messy @ Bungalow'56 said...

I just read a comment you made over at Frugal with a Flourish about a sour cream cake in the shape of a candy cane with apricots? I think? You wouldn't happen to be willing to share the recipe would you? Or send me in the right direction to find it perhaps? I would be very interested. It sounded wonderful.