Okay, waffles don’t technically use any of the produce from my CSA box, but I did top mine with the Strawberry Jam with Black Pepper and Mint.
Last year (or maybe the year before that?), it was a big joke at Christmas that my son was going to get me a waffle maker – which of course benefited him more than me since he was the one who wanted to EAT waffles, not that I was pining away to MAKE waffles.
He and I bought the waffle maker together after making a bet on whether our local Ace Hardware would have a waffle maker. Together we wandered the aisle that had coffee pots and irons (and lots of empty space on December 22nd) and he had just started to laugh and do his victory dance, when I found a lone waffle maker at the end of an empty shelf. DO NOT bet against your mother!
Now, when we make waffles, the kids start out thinking it is a treat.
They remember all the times I make waffles out of what they deem an unacceptable combination of whole grains. Or I add fruit, or some other odd ingredient which ruins their fantasy of waffle-y goodness.
This morning, I pulled out a recipe (which I followed) for regular old waffles, from scratch. The recipe called for one egg, separated, with the white beaten until it held a 2 inch peak. I must have still been half asleep, because I put my egg white in a bowl, grabbed a whisk (?), and started beating by hand. After what I am sure had to be ten minutes, and my right arm was going fall off, my egg white did hold a 2 inch peak. See!
Before they would eat their waffles, the kids grilled me about the ingredients, and when all was okay, they had seconds. As mom, I got the end of the batter and no fully square waffles, but they were yummy.