waffles and winners

August 24th, 2011


School starts up next week, so I’m trying to have as many slow, lingering breakfasts as I can before it’s all, where is my backpack; oh crap I forgot to make lunches; just get your shoes on already we’re going to be late! So waffles with yogurt and apricot peach compote it is for a few more lazy mornings.

I never had frozen waffles before and bought some in college to find out what all this leggo my eggo shit was all about. They were kind of a disapointment. Homemade waffles are so much better and, really,  dead easy to make.  So make a batch before it’s all cold cereal and yelling in the morning:

just your basic waffle

adapted from Betty Crocker

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 salt

Fire up your waffle iron. In a big bowl whisk first 4 ingredients together.  Sift in flour, soda, baking powder and salt.  Mix until most of the lumps are gone. That’s it. Bake in the hot waffle iron.  Makes about 8.

If you want to get fancy you can brown the butter first before adding it–makes the waffles a little extra delicious. Also, Betty Crocker has a fantastic footnote in the orginal recipe: “Fresh bacon fat is good in waffles.” Damn straight it is! he compote I made was 2 peaches, an apricot, and a couple Tbls. sugar cooked for a bit and smashed a little.


and now for the winner of the Tea Collection giveaway: comment number #101

sarah says:

your kiddos are about the ding dang cutest things i’ve ever seen. (i mean, except for mine). and your talent is above amazing. thanks for this great giveaway.

Congratulations, Sarah! I’ll be emailing you shortly.


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6 Responses to waffles and winners

  1. Heather says:

    You’re so lucky your kids haven’t started back to school yet! Mine started back on the 10th..seems like it just keeps getting earlier each year…I almost never buy eggo waffles, because you’re right, homemade are SO much better…to save time for school mornings though i will freeze a huge batch of the homemade waffles, and the kids can pop them in the toaster just like the eggo’s..works great! :0)

  2. erin says:

    i freeze big batches, too. and i love the betty crocker recipe – that’s the one i grew up on.

  3. amy says:

    I was just going to say the same thing as erin…freeze ’em and then do a quick microwave or toaster oven on those cold mornings.
    And much love for the betty crocker version in our house too! Hadn’t heard the bacon fat bit, but will have to give it a go next weekend.

  4. Meg: Hi we’ve never met, but sometimes I think you’re blogging about my life! Only you have a more relaxed, “oops! oh well, whatever” attitude, which is why I read your blog. That and stealing all your ideas, like muffin-tin lunches, frozen waffles, and quilt-like quilts! (I made the very same thing last year, only I put a shrunk wool blanket in between, as it was November)