Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day:Belgian Waffles

Happy Labor Day to you!

We are enjoying a nice, laid back Labor Day at my household. The kids have no school and The Husband and I are both enjoying a holiday from our work.We were originally planning to go camping this weekend but when the heat spiked and temperatures soared close to 100 degree's we opted to stay home instead.

My Belgian Waffle story actually starts some five years ago when we first moved into our home. We have hard wood floors on one level of our house and I purchased a large red area rug for our family room. As soon as we got it home we noticed the rug shed. Badly! It has continued to shed to the point that there are bare spots in the rug.

As I was cleaning the house Saturday, I noticed how horrible it looked. We decided to make a trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart to look for a new one. We did find one that we all liked {well, except The Short Chic, she wanted a pink rug only}. Nebraska Furniture Mart was running a sale with free financing for 30 months but you had to spend $500.00. Our rug was way less than that, so we had to find something else to buy to bring us to the minimum.

As I was wondering the kitchen area trying to justify another kitchen gadget, I saw the waffle irons. I did not have one. I have had to borrow my friend Meeghan's every time I made waffles. So, my husband decided to bring one home with the promise of waffles for breakfast Labor Day morning.

I found this recipe from Taste of Home. The waffles were so yummy that I am posting them here in case you would like to try!

Belgian Waffles

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Use a pre-heated waffle iron. This recipe yielded 6 waffles.

Delish! I wish I had strawberries to put on top of them but the one thing I have not done this Labor Day Weekend is grocery shop.

And as for the rug, tell me what do you think?

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