Waffles, ah waffles! There is nothing like homemade waffles for breakfast. Well, let's face it, I enjoy waffles any old time!
Dripping with syrup, sometimes with fruit smothering the top, other times with fruit on the side. Ah, waffles!
Regardless, waffles are positively delicious, especially when the recipe is handed down from a family member! I received this waffle recipe accompanied by a waffle maker as a wedding gift from my mother in-law. She made this recipe every Christmas morning! She wanted me to have the recipe so I could also make the waffles for her best son, my husband.
We don't reserve the recipe for Christmas, the waffles are just too tasty! I have shared this recipe with my students, they drool over them.
Sometimes when we make waffles in my classroom as a math/fraction lesson, it is the first time students have tasted homemade waffles! The store bought, toaster waffles are the only kind of waffles they have sunk their teeth into. One boy told me he would refuse to eat the waffles, because he hated the disgusting, soggy and somewhat burnt waffles his mom made (store bought). But, once the scent permeated the classroom, and other classmates were devouring the waffles, he decided to give them a try. Guess what? He came back for seconds, thirds, fourths, fifths... I had to cut him off! He asked if he could take the recipe home and asked where he could buy a waffle maker for his mom. Isn't it great when you can open up a new world for others?
I have the recipe in a small frame hanging in my kitchen as a tribute to my husband's dear loving mom! I decided to journal about it and share with you!
Here, have a bite! I hope all your waffles are golden brown and warm.
We had to replace our waffle maker. We replaced it with an old fashioned cast iron waffle maker that we found at a garage sale for three dollars! Once I figured out to turn the temperature dial to the middle at 4, the waffles haven't stuck to the maker at all!
Enjoy this positively wonderful, never fail recipe! You may want to add a sprinkle of cinnamon... Now don't get me started on delicious cinnamon!
Since we are on the topic of breakfast, look what I saw this morning before breakfast! Northern lights! What am I doing up at 4:00 am? Remember, I just got a new puppy? Puppy needs to figure out when and where to go to the potty.
I happened to look out the window after cleaning up after her, and voila, there were the northern lights.
They sky was so clear, the frogs were chirping, the meadow larks were singing, the ducks and geese were visiting, my cats were meowing, my family was snoring, and my dog and I were outside watching the northern lights! I am still figuring out how to take the night sky pictures, but here goes nothing!
And then a sunset appeared, and Lucy (my puppy) and I went back to bed. What a sleepy day I had. My students were wondering why I was so loopy and giddy...over tired...but worth it!! This makes up for missing the lunar eclipse due to cloud cover, I would say!
Enjoy the waffles and your breakfast sunset!