Discovery of the day: Waffle-icious
We found a reasonable replacement waffle iron this weekend, and boy, was that a much larger hassle than I expected. The goal was to find a plain old waffle iron (don't need three kinds of 'plates') that makes regular (not belgian) waffles, is made of decent quality materials (not plastic outside), costs under $80, and could be purchased locally.
It took visits to four stores, but we found precisely one that fit all criteria, and it was on sale for less than $30. Score!
We fired up our new Cuisinart 'Classic' on Sunday to see if we could make waffles to replace my son's beloved Eggos. We used the recipe in the book but cut the oil in half, which turned out to be a mistake. They were edible, but not spectacular. I ended up with four to freeze for the week, and other than having to separate a waffle into quarters to get it to fit in the toaster, it worked out OK. I'm just thrilled that my son will eat them.
Next time I'll try a recipe from Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything Vegetarian that looks particularly promising.
Another staple for the MIM list - yay!
As for the waffle iron itself, I am not in love with it. It feels flimsier than the old one. We'll see how it holds up.