Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bacon Waffles

Sometimes I can be not so bright. Yes, I managed to pull off all A's for the whole year in school despite my busy schedule. But that's books. When it comes to life I can be a complete moron. Sorry, I'm not going to go into the details on my silly little blog that I would be surprised if anyone still reads.

One fairly stupid thing I managed to do recently was place a whole stick of butter in the butter dish. This would not be stupid in and of itself, but see, I've been dealing with some personal problems by cleaning. And so I was soft-scrubbing the counters and rearranging everything and I moved the butter dish to the opposite counter. Still not stupid per se. But then I agreed to work the rummage sale at church(so much fun!) and decided to make these pork chops. Which wouldn't have been stupid if I hadn't put the crock pot right in front of the butter dish. D'Oh!

Three days later I noticed that my nice stick of butter had turned into a melty ball of nonuseableness. I don't think that's a word, but you get my drift.

Now because I've been kind of blue lately and dealing with some not so nice people, the first thing I thought to do with my melted stick of butter was to turn it into some comfort food. And comfort food it was. I pulled out my little waffle maker, thawed some slices of bacon, tweaked a recipe from the Joy of Cooking and did my best Paula Deen impression. The furry sous chef was hopping up and down waiting for the drippy edges that I would throw at her. And there are now 6 waffles in the freezer waiting for another day that I might need them.

Bacon Waffles
adapted from the Joy of Cooking

1 3/4 cups all purpose-flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Tbsp melted bacon fat
3 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups milk

Preheat waffle iron. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine bacon fat, eggs, butter, and milk. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in crumbled bacon and cook waffles according to your waffle irons specifications. Serve warm with maple syrup.


Sara said...

Oh no!! I can't ever ever let my husband see this or even allow him to know that such things exist... If he knew he'd get a big sloppy grin, shout "BACON WAFFLES!!!" around the drool and we'd have a waffle maker in our house in 30 seconds flat!

Julie said...

That combination makes me a little weak in the knees just thinking about it!
Don't worry about doing stupid things. I think it just gets worse with age :)

Liz said...

This reminds me of the time I put 13 cups of shortening in the cake, and (thanks to Grandma's quick thinking), we ate chocolate chip cookies for weeks. That story's been haunting me for most of my life!
Every cook's been there, kiddo...

Anonymous said...

On warm days in the kitchen I like to casually launch a cookbook into the dish of mushy butter on the counter. It makes me feel so coordinated.

And, waffles? With bacon? Be still my faint heart.

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...


BumbleVee said...

oh, yeh..... heh heh.... just wait for it.... every year you age you are required to be just a teensy bit more stupid, forgetful and ridiculous. It's the law.

You haven't even begun to live til it takes you an hour to find your car keys in the 'fridge... the tea towel out on the workshop bench... you move too quickly and knock over a full open bag of flour, or best yet.... you drop an open, full container of yogurt and watch how far flung it spatters! .. I think it might be how they paint those huge spatter painted murals... and, it's about a 3 hour cleanup job... you still find dried on spots yards from the point of impact.. many months later... and wonder what the hell they are...

don't beat yourself up..... it's no biggy.... it happens...and much worse.... trust me on this one. I think we just have to learn to go with the flow..or try to roll with the big punches.

Deborah said...

I would say this definitely was a good thing that happened! I sure hope these waffles cheered you up!

PheMom said...

That sounds like a total winning combination!

Zylo said...

Yes. Yes. Yes. Bacon is my one true love. I just made some beer pancakes that I need to post and I think they could be improved upon with the addition of bacon. But wouldn't be better off with bacon?