For National Adoption Month, the agency we worked with to adopt our son holds a major auction/gala thing. I brought our donations for the auction today. My husband again showed his artistic side bey designing a Thomas train set with multicultural kids on the cars and a station with Sunny Ridge painted on it. www.Sunnyridge.org I made a black and gold ribbon scarf with tiny little sequins periodically woven into it, knit mainly last night. My son came with me to deliver these items, and he asked if we were going to bring home 'his new baby.' Er, no.
I made waffles and Cheese waffles from the Southern Heritage Southern Living Breakfast and Brunch book. Like lots of the southern fare, these were very dense and heavy. However, that kind of texture works very well with cheese. I would suggest only the cheese variation. The book also suggests a ham or gingerbread version. The ham one sounds gross.
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Combine eggs, milk and oil in a medium bowl; mix well.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt: add to egg mixture, stirring well.
Spoon batter into a pre-heated, lightly oiled waffle iron, following manufacturer's directions. Cook 5 minutes or until brown and crisp. Remove waffle: keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining batter. Serve hot with butter and syrup.
Cheese Waffles: Add 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to batter before baking.
I'm on the hunt for the rest of the cookbooks in this series - I have 6 out of 19. Also, my husband and I had a date day antiquing last weekend and I got about 20 new cookbooks all under $4. One, "Kitchen Kookery" is from my local Catholic parish, but gives no year. I hunted up the contributors in an obit. directory database at the library and am guessing this cookbook is from the late 60's early 70's. Actually, Kitchen Kookery would be a good name for this blog...
I'm reading "An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green. He is so funny. I have been asked to talk about teen books on a local TV station next week in terms of holiday shopping. I'm putting several favorites on that list, like Here There Be Dragons by Owen that I've mentioned here, and the O'Connell Princes girl series, but I am open to suggestions on this. Anyone have a can't miss title from this year that would be a good gift?