Saturday, December 31, 2011

And in the morning, I'm making Waffles!

Brittney's Nanny bought us a waffle iron for Christmas, which was a really great gift, because I love to bake, and Brittney loves waffles, so she gets more bang for her buck. But before we get into the discussion about waffles I have a little history lesson for you.  By the way, the title is Donkey from Shrek (in case you didn't know).     It might be hard to tell from the picture, but that is a Black & Decker waffle iron, so Nanny really scored big because she got me a power tool to cook with.  But here's the history lesson (or my interpretation, rather).  Black & Decker used to make some awesome power tools.  If you find something from this manufacturer that just says Black & Decker without the little logo and it looks really old, it's probably a great tool.  However, they took a turn for the worst and started making complete crap somewhere along the way.  Don't get me wrong, for the typical homeowner who uses a cordless drill to hang a picture frame once a year they are great, and affordable.  But for those of us who make a living with our power tools we need something a little more heavy duty.  So Black & Decker finally admitted to themselves that they totally suck, and no contractor is going to buy their tools anymore so they made up a new brand name and started selling the same old quality, just painted yellow.  They introduced DeWALT to the world!  And we love DeWALT.  They don't break when you drop them from a 8' tall ladder, I know, I did it just yesterday, literally. So contractors love DeWALT. The only crappy thing is I don't think they are American made, so if you're into buying American you'll want to stick with craftsman or porter cable.
History lesson is over!

I chose not to break out the yellow spray paint, but I felt the need to at least go with a name change.  With that out of the way I could finally begin making waffles.  I won't bore you with the details....they're waffles for crying out loud, but here are some pictures of my results, and as always, UGLY!

1st Waffle Ever on my new waffle iron.

Second waffle, getting better.
So they all pretty much sucked today, but I think I figured out what to do...ignore the freakin instructions and follow my instincts.  They will be better next time.


  1. Spread some nutella on the waffles and sprinkle on some powder sugar. Pure awesomeness!

  2. Haha. We got a waffle maker when we got married, and it has had LOTS of use. We love waffles!