Saturday, May 28, 2005

Waffles!

One of my Mom's favorite breakfast-related stories had to do with a visit by one of my older brother's friends. She asked if the boys would like waffles for breakfast. They liked that idea, so she started making batter and got out the waffle iron. As she proceeded to make waffles, my brother's friend sat there stunned. Finally, he worked up the courage to comment, "that's not how my mom makes waffles." "How does she make them?" my Mom asked. "She puts them in the toaster."

When my Mom died, the waffle iron came to us. It seemed appropriate. Marc is the best cook extant in this family. Besides, he always was my Mom's favorite of the spouses (just don't tell my sisters-in-law). :)

This morning, we had a nice, relaxing start. After we made our way downstairs, Marc asked if I'd like waffles for breakfast. I said yes, knowing this would be the first time we'd used the old waffle iron. I suppose the healing process kept us from using it before now, but the time had come. So out it came...



It's old. I don't know to whom it originally belonged. Something makes me think it was my mother's grandmother's waffle iron, but I'm not sure. Whomever the original owner was, this appliance is from the early days of electric appliances!

So Marc plugged it in and got busy making batter. When the waffle iron was ready, in it went...



It was just like I remembered. As the waffle cooked, the lid lifted up...



If I had been making them, the waffles would have come out underdone and falling apart or overdone and burnt to a crisp. Fortunately, Marc was in charge...



So we both had waffles for breakfast. How did they taste? Hmmm...

8 comments:

T. Johnston said...

HOW CUTE! That is such a wonderful story... thanks for sharing!

Andy said...

I gained 2 pounds just reading that.

ruggerjohnnyd said...

Mmmmm... you may have now inspired me to use my new-fangled waffle maker that my sister gave me a few years ago for Christmas.

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Bruce said...

That is the prettiest waffle iron I've ever seen! And it's so cool that it still works. I enjoy using old appliances. And doesn't it look so elegant on your beautiful new countertops?
Please pass the butter and syrup!

Charlie said...

Those waffles look delicious! Marc must be quite the chef.

Will said...

For many years I had my parents' old waffle iron that had been a wedding present. It made great waffles and the cooking plates were so seasoned from years of oil coating that had baked on,
no further butter or oil was needed to cook them, which was wonderful.

The electrical innards finally died a decade ago and I brought it here to MIT to use as a prop on stage. Everybody loved the art deco touches engraved on the lid. But yours has a really great stand.

Tuna Girl said...

Awww. I love that post.

I'm just catching up with you after my week off from blogging. Yay for you regarding your new job. That's one less friend I have to worry about. ;-)

And Honey, don't get me started on the choppers. I'll just say, you'd be surprised. Really surprised.

Zeitzeuge said...

Oh my favorite breakfast food. Lost of memories in that waffle iron.