Skip to main content

Eating Waffles


Last week on a whim, I decided to liven up the dinner routine.  To do this, I told my dinner table counterparts, dinners were not going to be repeated.  Awesome, new dinners!, they chimed.  The gang is always up for new grub.  Then I told them the rest of the catch, the caveat: they were going to be served a new dinner every day for an entire year.

An entire year.  Smiles did not fade and there was no ponderings if I had gone mad.  Just some general questioning as to why?  The answer was simple: change.

There are about a million different recipes out there in the vast world and our plates vary with the same 30 or so meals.  These much loved dinner meals served are tried and true (T&T) and are rotated depending upon time, season, and how long it was since last eaten.  Some meals can be served more than others and other meals served just once every other month or so.  Occasionally a new recipe will be thrown in there for fun, but nine times out of ten, the new recipe will not be made ever again.  

Having now maintained this new daily meal vigil for just over a week, I decided it time to document this crazy journey.  Unlike most cooking blogs, this is not one you can follow with step by step beautifully photoed instructions, watch a quick fast forward video showing the entire cooking process, or one where you can read about the how the recipe came to be, how it affects day to day life, yadda, yadda, yadda.

This is simple a blog stating what recipe was tried and judged for likeness.  If liked, modifications, if any, for future cookings will be included and judging is simple:

* Great: the recipe will be added into the tried and true collection of meals served.
* Good: it was okay and while it won't be cooked again, it would be ate again if it was being served.
* No Thank You: it was not to our liking and it would not be eaten again if it was served.
* Fail: dinner was garbaged and take out was served.

Credit will always be given when credit is due with a link.  Any thoughts or ideas on the original sources are not intended as bashings, just a difference in taste.  The same as there are people who love and only eat McDonalds and others only Burger King.  Neither is wrong.

Eating Waffles is just about breaking out of the routine and trying something different.  Like being allowed to play with your dinner before eating, cause who wouldn't have liked to make a waffle man when they were kids?  So if you have stumbled across this blog, welcome and enjoy.  Maybe it will inspire you to try something new, too.

Popular posts from this blog

Better Than Campbell's Old Fashion Vegetable Soup

Went to the store with the hopes of gathering fresh produce for soup. With more than 45 people in line for two packages of any meat product and the produce section containing only avocado, orange, and most randomly, strawberries, I settled upon canned soup.  Well not canned soup since that section was still void of food, too.  Instead soup made from canned goods as the canned vegetable section had been mostly restocked. Soups like this 15 Minute Vegetable Soup  are ideal in dire food situations such as current times. Modifications Made: Plain petite diced tomatoes for flavored tomatoes, frozen carrots instead of canned, green beans and corn undrained, peas omitted (gross, nasty little pods), one can tomato sauce, two low sodium chicken and two pollo de tomate bouillon cubes, six cups water.  Once onions were softened, carrots, juice of green beans and corn, sauce, bouillon cubes, water were added and allowed to simmer until carrots almost tender.  Green beans and corn tossed in, heat t

So Sad Cake Brownies

  Oh my word how does a space as small a pantry becomes so disorganized? And in such a short time, nonetheless? While reorganizing the four 2x4 pantry shelves yesterday a golden back of the box recipe was discovered. Milk Brownies. Replacing yogurt for milk or applesauce for oil, these are commonplace alternatives. Milk for water in a box brownie, this had to be tried.  Stat. Modifications Made: Per the box, 1/3 cup milk replaced 1/3 water.  Half cup of chopped walnuts were added along with two tablespoons of Hershey chocolate syrup.  Because why not. Scaled for Likability: No, Thank You The milk was fine, the extra chocolate was fine.  Walnuts could have been doubled. The problem was the brownies themselves.  I accidently made cake brownies with two eggs instead of fudge brownies with just one brownie.  So sad.  These were given to the neighbor who prefers cake brownies.  If the neighbor liked fudge brownies (they are the best kind) these would have gone to the chickens. They have no

Papas a La Mexicana (Ranchera)

It  is a crying shame that there are six hens and not a egg in sight. What am I supposed to do with homemade ranchero sauce? Thankfully with a few quick searches of the internet a recipe from my hometown newspaper was discovered: Papas Ranchera . Not once in the thirty years I lived in my hometown did I ever eat at a local food joint serving papas rancheras. No time like the present to remedy this cultural dish. Because this recipe is hidden behind a paywall (grrr...) I have included it here for you: Servings: 4-6  Ingredients: 1 pound potatoes, diced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 large onion 1 1/2 medium tomatoes 3 jalapenos 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup juice from canned tomatoes Instructions: Fry potatoes in vegetable oil until lightly browned (about 4-6 minutes).  Saute onions, tomatoes, jalapenos until soft.  Add garlic powder and salt. Add tomato juice until vegetables are covered (may need to add water).  Bring to a boil and then add potatoes.  Cover and reduc