Auntie Stacey’s Waffle Mix

waffles

These are some yummy waffles I make most Sunday mornings for the husband (below). He loves them! And I find kids really love these waffles, too. A lot. I know one little boy who ate so many, even the adults were stunned. I, of course, sent him home with leftover waffles in his pants and jacket pockets. You know, for the road trip home. That 17 minute ride can be soooo long when all you’re thinking about is your next waffle fix. 😉

FYI: Sometimes I sub out the milk for water or whatever juice we have on hand each Sunday morning. We can taste the fruit in the waffles, and they even seem a bit more moist. Plus, you can’t beat an orange hued waffle. Oh, and we also use this batter to make our pancakes when we’re not in the mood for waffles.

You can also use this batter to dip your Texas Toast in if you’re in the mood for french toast hot off the griddle. Just mix it up the night before, cover it and refrigerate, until you need it the next morning. It may need to be thinned out a touch more after a night of chilling. I add a few dribbles of water when I do.

Waffle Mix in a Bag:
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine contents of jar with eggs, oil and milk. Pour dry mix into a large bowl. Add eggs, oil and milk. Stir until well combined, but no more than that. Don’t over mix.

Allow the bowl of batter to sit in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to thicken up as the baking soda does its thing.

The pancakes can be frozen after frying. Store each separately in plastic wrap and place in a large freezer-safe plastic bag. Reheat in microwave.

Coffee Chatter – Friday Edition

PhoKingGoodToday was a fried noodle day. Pan fried, not deep fried. I’d never do that. Gross. But noodles that were quickly boiled, rolled in sesame and soy sauce, and then pan fried? I’m all over it. Why? It’s comfort food for me. It reminds me of being a kid, when things were simpler and the weather was nicer. And of Ellen.

This weather. It’s killing my knees. The warping? I can’t even begin to explain it to you. It hurts. And the neck compression trapping my nerves is worse. I tried to sleep in our bed both laying down and sitting up, but the searing pain in my hands and forearms were too much, so I tried to sleep a bit on the couch where I wouldn’t bother anyone with constant rolling around, writhing in pain and sitting up rather abruptly on the edge to rock back and forth for 20 minutes till the pain abated. I’m so tired. So pho king tired.

I’m near my end with this b.s. None of my usual tricks are working anymore, and funny enough, I think it’s using the tablet to surf and type at night that’s causing it, not the reaching and straining I do with my arms at work and at home. Funny that. Modern technology. No wonder so many hate it. :-\

Today I’ll abstain, using this laptop instead, all day. Let’s see if that doesn’t help. I bet it will, too. I have loads of house chores and little jobs to tackle this weekend, so I really need this to be the solution I’ve been looking for.

*crossing fingers*

Okay, that bed isn’t going to change sheets on its own, so off I go. Have a great weekend, everyone. Try to forget about the called for snow next week if you can. If you can’t, I suggest picking a vice and rocking it hard till we get through it. 😀

TTYL