Thursday, December 30, 2010


Whole wheat waffle batter spooned onto the hot waffle iron.

Why I cook pancakes and waffles for Jo:  How family traditions evolve.

Once upon a time back in the Dark Ages, Jo and I awoke at the same time.  She (eventually) cooked our breakfast.

Time passed.

Since I seemed to get moving quicker than Jo, I decided I'd start cooking our breakfast instead of sitting around waiting on Jo.  Jo did not object to this change of routine.  She had no problem with me preparing her breakfast.

Time passed.

Cooked waffle ready for removing from the waffle iron.

I decided mixing up batter and cooking pancakes or waffles every couple of days was a waste of time.  Instead, I double/tripled the recipe and kept a stash of pancakes or waffles in the freezer.  A little time in the microwave and/or toaster oven makes a frozen waffle/pancake as good as freshly made.

Time passed.

Stack of waffle that will keep Jo happy for several days.

I gave into my inner night owl and began staying up until the wee hours of the morning, and not crawling out of bed until after Jo had be up for several hours.  Jo had to start cooking her own breakfast again.  However, her breakfast included heating a frozen waffle or pancake, and I'd become the family "expert" on cooking pancakes and waffles.  So I still cook large batches of waffles/pancakes which Jo heats for her breakfast.  I usually fix myself a yogurt smoothie for breakfast.



NicoleB said...

Those look delicious!
It's sweet that you still make the stacks of waffles for her, even though now you enjoy a different kind of breakfast :D
I miss waffles..... I am tired of buying new appliances everywhere we go and y waffle iron (a modern one, not so nice as yours!) is somewhere in storage *sigh*

Marvin said...

We had an electric iron, but it never seem to work right so we replaced it with this "new and improved" model. :-)

madcobug said...

Those look delicious. First cast iron waffle maker I have ever seen and it does a great job. Helen

Marvin said...

Helen: I don't really remember when I became aware of cast iron waffle irons, but I remember wanting one. My parents, who's hobby was frequenting flea markets at that time, found and bought this one. Dad thought I only wanted the iron for display and "cleaned it up" thoroughly. It took a while getting the cast iron "re-cured" and developing the technique necessary to keep the waffles from sticking. I made several batches of waffle pieces.