I asked Jacob the other morning if he wanted waffles for breakfast. Excitedly he said yes, so I went to the freezer, popped in some Eggos, then called him when they were ready. On the way to kitchen he was babbling something about it being so quick and how on earth it took me such a short time to make waffles when it usually 'takes a long time'. He stopped in his tracks when he saw the plate he looked dumbfounded:
"What do you call these? Oven waffles? Did you make these…. This isn't a waffle! Where did you get these? I'm not going to like this!" The poor kid is eight and had never had an Eggo before! Oh the horror! Lol. I haven't had much time for from scratch cooking/baking so I picked up a few boxes.
Barely being awake. I said "They're Eggos. Just eat it. You'll like them. Promise"
Well he took his plate into the living room (yes I know….too tired to argue) "This is a fiasco! I want your waffles! These are gonna be gross."
He took one bite in anger then changed his tone immediately "Mom, do we have anymore? These are good! Can you buy these more often?"
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Eggos, but I'm more of a homemade waffle kind of girl. I've just been slacking in the cooking department lately. I can't wait to get back into it again. I'm gathering I'll have a bit more time now, even to do some freezer cooking. I'll get into that another time. My birthday is coming up in January so I may have to gift myself a mini freezer. Ohhh how I love practical stuff!
To make up for my 'Waffle Fiasco' according to Jacob, I made it up to him with fresh blueberry waffles. From scratch and Jacob was one happy little boy. He didn't even remember about the Eggos.
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cup blueberries
In a medium bowl stir together the dry ingredients. Stir in blueberries; set aside. In another bowl, beat eggs together then add the rest of the ingredients. Add wet mixture to dry mixture but only stir until wet. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
Pour waffles into a preheated waffle iron. Do not open until done according to the manufacturers instructions. Repeat until batter is gone. Serve warm with syrup and butter.