Monday, January 4, 2010

Homemaker Monday: We Love Our Flippin' Waffle Maker!

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YOURS:
This week's "YOURS" goes to Cheryl B. over at "The House That Love Built"! Cheryl is, honestly, one of my most favorite blog commentators. She writes the most thoughtful, insightful comments, and I really look forward to reading what she has to say! Cheryl wrote a post about all the different uses for a pastry blender. I really never knew there were so many, and I think my life is going to be a bit easier because of Cheryl's insight. Click HERE to see what I mean. Thank you so much, Cheryl, for being a part of my world!

MINE: “Flippin’”….it’s a word Mormons use instead of another four-letter word. Some Mormons also say “fetchin’” or “freakin’”. Personally, I try to refrain from using these words, as their use still sometimes makes me think of the real four-letter word. However, sometimes, when I’m really, really, really mad, I say “fetchin’”. But only when I’m really mad.

So, when I describe the waffle maker I bought for the 13- and 9-year-old boys for Christmas, I’m not using a four-letter-word substitute, but rather describing what this thing really does. It really flips, like those waffle makers you find at continental breakfast bars in hotel lobbies. It’s the coolest thing ever, because it makes a beautiful, evenly cooked, light and crispy waffle.

Here’s how the 13-year-old boy made waffles for the whole fam…

First, he got out the following ingredients...

- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
- 1 tbsp baking powder

...which quickly becomes a large mess...



He then preheated the waffle maker and put all the ingredients, except the egg whites, in a large mixer bowl and beat on low until moistened...



He then increased the speed to medium and mixed until the batter was smooth.

Next, he beat the egg whites until stiff peaks formed. To be sure he had stiff peaks, he pulled up some of the egg white mixture with a spoon, and if the peak stood up, and the top did not fall over, he knew he had a stiff peak...



By hand, he gently folded in the beaten egg whites.

After cleaning up his mess without even being asking (YAY!), he carefully studied the manual...



...then, after enlightenment, poured 1/2 to 1 cup batter over the grids...



He closed the waffle maker, flipped it over...



...then baked until steam no longer escaped, about 3-5 minutes, or until the green light came on. Because there were 11 of us, including Grandma, he repeated many, many times.

Here's how our breakfast looked...



The 13-year-old boy hopes you enjoy this as much as we did!

If you would love to order this flippin' waffle maker, just click the link below. Not only will you be purchasing a product you and the whole fam will enjoy, you'll be supporting this blog and helping to send my 9.5 kids to college! :)



OURS: Okay, what do all of you wonderful homemakers have for us today? Any inspiring New Year's resolutions you will be putting into place in your homemaking routine. Any new recipes you'd like to try? We'd love to hear, so if you're a regular, thank you so much for sharing. If you've never done this before, just click on the link at the top of this post for instructions, and enjoy the new visitors you'll get to your blog! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful Homemaker Monday!

21 comments:

alessandra said...

Great waffels, and I hope that, when my boy will be 13 he will prepare us breakfast too ;-) Your kids are so adorable :-)

Lydia said...

After seeing my fatherinlaws flipping waffle iron I loved the idea of cooking two at the same time but didn't know there was a cheaper version of what he had... so I got a second Iron and make waffles twice as fast. love your recipe

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Alessandra, what I didn't say is that it took him an hour and a half to make them! We need to work on his speed now!

alessandra said...

So you were hungry...hahaha!

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Yes, Alessandra, very! Oh, and I sent you the item today. Let me know when it gets there!

RhondaLue said...

we have two waffle irons for that very reason. There are too many of us to make them one at a time. We could probably use three. lol I found an online catalog once that had a big commercial-sized waffle makers that would do our whole families waffles in two shots but it was like $200 so I didn't buy it.

I just did a blog post about my goals (or a few of them anyway).

Cheryl B. said...

My goodness Jen! First, I was kind of shocked when I read my name for the "yours" in today's posting. Then I became pink with embarrasement mixed with tearry eyed while filled with the 'warm fuzzies' as I read what you wrote about me. WOW!! I am honored. Thank-you.

I must tell you, that Brian just happened (God's amusing timing) to be reading over my shoulder as I logged onto your site. He had come into the room to tell me about something else. Anyways, he read along as I did. When we got to the point where the whole paragraph you wrote about me and my link showed on the screen, he told me to freeze it right there. He then went into the living room where the three sons were (currently laid off) and told them that they must come read what another blogger wrote about their mom and all of her "time on the computer" ;-}. Humerous moaning, accompanied with such things as "now we'll never get her off of there!" followed ;-b!!

If it weren't for the fact that this weekend we put close to $200 in to son #1's car, due to what it started doing when he brought me back home (and he too is laid off), and the fact that the radiator in our van can no longer be limped along... I would be ordering two of those waffle irons right now!!!!! !!!!! One for our house, and one for son #1 and wife.

We happen to have two waffle irons here, a small round one, and a old model four block square one. But "the boys" love making those flippin ones when we have had occasion to stay at a hotel .... I shall put them on the "to get latter" list. How long will you be able to get credit for sales?

The next time all of you are going to have them (waffles), right when you start getting ingredients out, turn your oven on to 200 degrees. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and slide it into the oven. Every time a waffle is done, add it to the pan(s). That then works the same as a holding/warming oven. The pan is hottish when you pull it out, so use hot pads!

I use that method when making everybody french toast, or waffles, or pancakes, or omellettes, etc.. Then all can eat at the smae time! :-D

For what it's worth:
our blog site was: www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt

last week while at son #1's, he helped me start a visitor friendlyier one at: http://thebzhousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com

I am honored to be a part of your world!

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Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Cheryl, I can get credit for the sale whenever you want to make it, as long as you click there from this post or from any of the other Amazon links on my blog. Thank you and I'm glad featuring you got your fam so excited! :)

Susan Tipton said...

I got totally stuck on the part where your son cleaned up the mess "without being asked". That would make anything taste better.

Melinda said...

Teenager points....Love it! What a nice gift.

Christy said...

We love love love our flippin' waffle maker! I bought my 18 yo daughter one for Christmas in hopes of having 2 to use (there are 9 of us) instead she put it away in her hope chest. ;o(
oh, well maybe I will give one to the boys next year and they will be generous like your son1

alessandra said...

Thank you Jen, I'm waiiiitiiing ;-)
and...
Cheryl B., I loved reading about your family reactions, I think we are all in the same boat ;-)

Amanda B. said...

Oh, I am sooooo jealous!!! I want one! :) I make homemade waffles pretty regularly (like I will tonight for our twins 3rd birthday today!!!! :))

singlemormonchick said...

thanks for offering this. its so fun and i love looking at all the different blogs. i posted your button on my blog as well. :)

thorney said...

These waffles look perfect! I want one of these waffle makers. I saw them at Costco and have been dreaming of big fluffy waffles and now your post--I think I must get one.

I love the recipe too--folded in egg whites--perfection in food.

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shopannies said...

I love the waffles at the hotels we stay at and the waffle maker you shared made me think of that wow I believe we will be checking into it

Ritsumei said...

Mmmmm... a waffle maker that flips like that is on my wish list, for sure. We do waffles with some close friends every Christmas Eve. Whatever toppings you want. Usually the ice cream is very popular, though this year the ordinary maple syrup was getting some good attention. Then we read the Nativity from Luke 2, and they've got these cool wood-block nativity pieces that the kids act it out with. Monkey was all about that part this year. It's a lovely tradition.

Carrie and Karl said...

The waffles look great! We have a "flippin" waffle maker too, and eat waffles about once a week for dinner. I use Krusteas pancake mix though, it's a lot easier, but not as yummy.