And in the Morning I’m Makin’ WAFFLES

Okay, so we’re officially changing the name of the blog to “What’s Elizabeth Quoting Now?” But I mean honestly how can you make waffles without thinking of the infamous Shrek and Donkey scene?! “We can stay up late, swappin’ manly stories! And in the morning I’m makin’ WAFFLES!” So when it came time for Matt’s last meal in Chicago, I promised him the night before that in the morning I was indeed “makin’ WAFFLES!” When my mom saw me carrying up the waffle maker from the basement pantry, she went “Oh wait I have Bisquick waffle mix down there too.” To which I responded, “have we met?” It’s not that I have anything against Bisquick per se. It’s just that it doesn’t take that much extra time to make waffle mix from scratch. It’s just sifting flour and beating eggs, and the results are exponentially more delicious. This recipe is so decadent that the uncooked batter (yes at 23 I still eat the batter) tastes like cake batter. For the kids’ waffles (and by kids I mean those under 25) I added chocolate chips. For my mom, I left them plain, but added some lemon zest. Adding some lemon zest to waffles and pancakes is a little tip I picked up from my friend Mary’s mom. The lemon zest gives the waffles this subtle, savory hint of flavor and it’s just perfection! We topped both waffle versions with lots of fresh berries and real maple syrup. The waffles were dense and sweet and the perfect way to start the day. In fact, they were so good they prompted Matt to try to change is his flight back to New York and stay for the rest of meals on the roster. Who can blame him?…next up we’ve got crab cakes (and football), oyster stew, scallops, cinnamon buns, braised short ribs and of course SANTA COMES!

Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

1 cup sifted flour

1 cup sugar

10 tbsp. butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 tbsp. lemon zest

Directions

Beat eggs, add melted butter and mix well. Add sugar and mix well. Add flour a little at a time and mix well. Add vanilla and mix well. Add chocolate chips or lemon zest. Pour into a heated, well greased waffle iron and cooking according to the waffle makers instructions.

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