Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Did you know that you can make millions of things with waffles? You can enjoy waffles for breakfast, lunch, or supper! During strawberry season, we made waffles for breakfast and layered them with bright red, juicy strawberries and topped the stack with maple syrup!
Tonight, we had a yummy meal of cornbread waffles with chili. You mix up the cornbread together according to directions on the box, heat your waffle iron and you're ready to go! :) You drop the batter onto the hot iron just like you do when you're making regular waffles. Put together your chili just like you normally do and put it in a glass bowl or pan to serve. Set out your cream cheese and a small bowl of shredded cheddar cheese. Serve waffles warm! I love to place a waffle on my plate, scoop a spoonful of chili on top, a small amount of sour cream and top it with some cheese! This is a very easy, healthy, and cheap meal! A can of chili beans: 38 cents; a box of cornbread mix: 49 cents. I used a can of "chili without beans" which 68 cents instead of browning ground beef. I'm not sure how the portion of sour cream and cheese adds up - but it's really not that much $$.
Remember, waffles freeze really well - so why not make a batch to stick in the freezer to reheat when you need something quick to make on one of those days that you're feeling rushed for time?
If you're interested in another really good waffle recipe - try pumpkin waffles for breakfast! I love these waffles with melted butter and syrup! You can also freeze them for later use.
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
What are some of your favorite waffle recipes?