Now, all these years later, and after becoming landlubbers again a couple of years ago, I now have acquired a very few more electric appliances… a coffee maker, a crock pot, a new hand mixer, a kettle, a food processor, a can opener (don’t get me started!)… only things that we reallly need to function on a day in day out basis.
But, I have sorta been wanting a waffle iron… I miss waffles and even though I do not eat gluten, I have been thinking about trying to come up with some gluten free waffle options. But I just couldn't justify getting one… and then, about a week or so ago, I ran across a Facebook post by Larissa Archer Dixon, blogger at Zero To Twenty Six Point Two, about making omelets in her waffle iron. She called them egg-ffles, I think. I followed that thread and was quite intrigued.
Actually, that conversation pushed my off the fence. After several days of searching and looking at reviews online, I found a very inexpensive waffle iron at Great Canadian Superstore… it is their house brand and only cost $12. I picked it up immediately. For $12 if it was horrible or didn’t work, I could affort to ditch it, right?
And I decided to try the omelets for dinner that night. I couldn't find that original Facebook thread so I put out a call for help on Facebook to Larissa who answered me right way. I think she may have been a bit amused by all the fuss… but she told me how to prep my eggs and make the egg-fles and so we had omelets with chopped ham for dinner on Wednesday night. Awesome!
And then again for breakfast this morning… this time with chopped onions and mushrooms.
I know I still need to play with this all a bit to make them picture-worthy… but I couldn’t wait to share. They are delicious and make eating eggs a bit more fun again…. I am all about FUN this year.
So, thank you , Larissa for giving me the inspiration I needed to get me a waffle iron, and now I need to start experimenting with some ingredients to make some gluten free waffles… Hmmm… protein powder… sweet potatoes… PB2…??
If you have any ideas, I am open to suggestions!
Are you a waffle fan?
Do you use social media to ask for help and advice, too?