Happy National Waffle Day!
I am a long time lover of the canyon like nooks and crannies
of this great and traditional breakfast treat but I had no idea
it had it’s own holiday! YEA! What an awesome excuse to have
Okay, so… I have had our waffle iron for longer than I can
remember and sadly is has been a neglected appliance!
Now, I have a couple of slightly embarrassing secrets to admit.…
First, I have been prone to buying premade/toaster ready waffles.
Yep, there, it’s out there, I said it, I am ashamed, but I said it.
I won’t be telling you exactly how many boxes a week I
would buy, but it is staggering when I think about
the amount of money I threw away…. for wafer-thin
less than tasty store bought waffles.
But Folks I am here to change my ways!
Well, some of my ways! My second secret is when I do
make them at home, I use Krusteaz pancake/waffle mix.
I know, I know! There are tons of great recipes out there
but honestly… I like the –eaz of Krusteaz, of dumping
unmeasured amounts of mix with an eyeballed amount of water
to create perfect pancakes and waffles EVERY time!
(Just so you know I am not getting anything from Krusteaz
for this post I just happen to be a fan!)
This picture tells no lies! It speaks for itself: Perfection!
Not only are waffles wonderful to eat and easy to make
they freeze quite well and take no extra effort to do so.
(I say this as I hang my head in shame thinking of all
the times I put boxes upon boxes of waffles in my cart.)
See, when I do make the “extra effort” to make pancakes
or waffles I make enough for an army and then forget
to invite them, so I can stock my freezer!
My waffle maker makes 4 giant waffles at a time and they
stack neatly in gallon sized freezer bags. I placed a sheet
of wax paper in between each layer to keep them from
Since these waffles are more dense and bigger
than the store-bought counterparts, you can eat one for
every two or three of the boxed variety. This
is a FAR cheaper option especially since the boxed
versions have recently went up in cost by 25-50%!
Dress them up,
celebrate them however you choose!
Have them for breakfast, brunch, linner or dinner,
but make them at home and freeze them for
later! Your family will love you, your budget will
Happy Waffle Day!