Yes, "weekiversary" is not really a word. But I'm well-known for abusing the suffix -iversary.
After an absolutely whirlwind 7 day period (which began with gettin' hitched and contained a two-day inter-province road trip avec UHaul), I figured Hubs and I deserved something a little special for breakfast. Among the many things we'd moved from Windsor, I found the Belgian waffle maker that my mother graciously "loaned" me... and that I haven't given back.
|Her loss, clearly.|
So, I took it down from the top of the cupboards and got crackin'. Initially, our family just used prepared boxed pancake batter... but I always found those waffles to be a bit too heavy and cake-like (plus, I haven't bought pancake mix since I learned how simple it is to make batter fresh). I graduated to using a recipe from my mom's "Women's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery", a truly behemoth ~20-volume hardcover set from the 1970s. While tastes in haute cuisine and food photography have certainly changed since that day (thank goodness!), it still contains a wealth of good basic recipes. Alas, I have no such thing here... Internet to the rescue!!
|You know I'm thinking of Mom when I break out the math symbols...|
|It was all I could do to take pics before devouring.|
|Hubs' creation... with an extra quarter of waffle for good measure.|
|This isn't your Aunt Sue's waffle, that's for sure (though she has excellent taste and would more than likely approve!)|
|Plus black beans with bacon, onions and spices...|
|Get that waffle in there...|
|Top with some shredded cheese and broil until melted...|
|...aaaaand top to your heart's content. Mine has avocado, diced tomatoes, black beans, green onions, more shredded cheese, cilantro, and sour cream.|
|Hubs doctored his with a liberal dash of habañero hot sauce. Very appropriate.|
|Different carb for the base, but same basic idea. Yummy!!|