I thought I was so clever when I purchased my Belgian waffle maker. (I wrote about it here with recipes.) Of course I had to have one because my neighbor Kathleen had one. As it turned out, it makes the most wonderful waffles known to anyone, including Belgians. So that is the problem.
Now that the novelty has worn off, and I finally stored the clunky appliance in the bottom of a cupboard, instead of on the counter-top, it seems like such a chore to make waffles anymore. That has resulted in Captain Cliff becoming a nagger of a husband, as in “why don’t you ever use that wonderful waffle-maker anymore? Why did you buy that waffle-maker if you never plan to use it? Doesn’t it seem like a shame that we have that great waffle-maker going to waste?”
This Sunday morning it was “let’s go over to Silver Diner and have waffles for breakfast.” Well, why would I want to do that, when my waffles are much better than theirs? So … I had to make waffles.
Oh, they were so wonderful, even though I added an extra egg by mistake. I had to toss in some extra flour to make up for that. It was the first time I have ever tasted Double Devon Cream. I spread the Devon Cream on top of the waffle and then dabbed some blackberry jam that my friend Martha had given me for my birthday. I’m not sure exactly what is so exciting about this Devon Cream thing, especially since the supermarket label covered all the ingredients and instructions for using it. Why do they do that? At least I’ve tried it. Of course, the Captain is a traditionalist, so only maple syrup will do – preferably the fake kind in a bottle shaped like an old lady.
I baked a new low salt type bacon by Oscar Myer. It was about the best I’ve tasted since the last time I bought homemade bacon out of an ice cooler at the Berkeley Springs farmers market in West Virginia. Sometimes we suburbanites just have to make do with our supermarket food, as we cannot always find time to drive out to the mountains to get real bacon. I should have taken photographs. Half the batter is in the fridge, so perhaps I will remember to do that in a few days.