✲ﾟ｡.(✿╹◡╹)ﾉ☆.｡₀:*ﾟ✲ﾟ*:₀｡Aloha. Howz it? Are your allergies all loco like mine have been? We get a good breeze down here with a pollen index of 8.7 out of 12 (whatever this means). I tried to run ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(； ・＿・)┘ as early as I could after volunteering but it heated up quicker. When I got home from my 3.24 mi run, my face was red like a tomato and I was drippin’ sweat. I checked my temperature app and it read past 70°. No wonder!
So I’m trying a little something new. Before I was sporadic on responding to your comments via email. Then I tried responding right when you commented right back to you but it would be on the blog where I know many of you like me don’t go back to check of any questions or whatever have been answered or responded to. So now, I’m trying to respond back on your blog if you have one which for some reason I think is nicer. If you don’t have a blog, I will respond back via email. What do you think about all of that?
Remember in Monday’s post how I teased you a bit in the beginning? Well you know the husband and I celebrated our nine-year anniversary a couple of weeks ago. My ever thoughtful mum gave us an awesome gift – a Black + Decker Double Flip Waffle Maker!
(I couldn’t decide upon which photo to use so I inserted all three.)
These waffles are from Saturday brunch. I used Lemon Sugar’s The Greatest Waffle Recipe Ever. It has you separating the whites from the yolks to beat them until you get stiff peaks like for a meringue. For our first batch ever of waffles, this recipe was excellent. All four mouths of our crew was busy chewing and gobbling down these waffles. They were light from the beaten egg whites. I had read in the waffle maker’s instruction booklet afterwards that I should not stack waffles on top of one another because they’d get soggy. These waffles did not get soggy!
Our waffle maker is so easy to use. Can I tell you how convenient it is to make two waffles at once and they’re full size! I think from the recipe above, we got at least seven out of it.
Princess Jellybean requested more waffles for Sunday which we of course had. I was too lazy to beat egg whites so I used In Jennie’s Kitchen Quick & Easy Homemade Waffles. They were great, standard waffles. This time I left individual servings on separate plates. However, they still softened so next time I’ll leave them in a warmed oven. I got five waffles out of one recipe. The last one was actually too much batter and overflowed – my fault. So next time I’ll make five full ones + a smaller one.
WINGS & DRUMMETTES
I tried out another Martha Stewart recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings.
This is the second night’s batch:
I doubled the sauce because I had more wings and drummettes in weight than what the recipe required. The first night I didn’t realize I had to start reducing the sauce earlier. Uh, read the recipe through, Stef, before cooking – (－‸ლ) duh! Totally my bad so our sauce was watery over the first batch.
I saved the sauce that night and when it came time to heating up the leftovers the next day, I reduced the sauce for about a half an hour. What a big difference of course. The sauce was thick and stuck to the chicken. Finger-licking good.
What’s for your dinner tonight?