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(( JULY 2015 )) What's For Breakfast / Lunch / Brunch ?

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UNCLE JIMMY

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I am going to make waffles with the last of the waffle batter.

Barbara101

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I would like a waffle maker that made nice crispy waffles.

bethk

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I think the recipe has more to do with crispy than the waffle maker does.

Crybaby

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bethk wrote:I think the recipe has more to do with crispy than the waffle maker does.  

I disagree, Beth.  I think the waffle makers with the deeper indentations (not necessarily the Belgian type) make crispier waffles.  I think a lot of people take them out of the waffle maker a little early, too;  I like 'em really "done" in the waffle maker and I think it makes a difference, too, in the crispiness.  

If you use it often, you usually "know" your maker, and can set the timer.  I set my timer for 5 minutes after I fill and close it and it comes out nice and crispy.  We've had ours for about 25 years.  It came from Williams-Sonoma and is a Vitantonio Classic Waffler.


                                            

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:I would like a waffle maker that made nice crispy waffles.
That would be being sure the watts were at least 1200 watts. minimum

Crybaby

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Norm wrote:I have not used it yet but I have let the cast iron grates heat up and seasoned them. Tomorrow I am finishing some beans and ham hock that i started today so I won't use it until this weekend at the earliest. I took a look at the directions for assembly and it was no small chore. i would probably still be putting it together if I had to do it myself. Even so i had to find and connect the wire for the side burner starter.

You sure have a nice grilling and smoking setup back there, Norm.  And what a beautiful yard, too.  I remember seeing the deck outside your house (mainly 'cause it was so cute!) but don't remember a shot showing how big and pretty your whole yard is.  

Which grill do you find you use more often, your Weber or your gas grill?  Ever had all three going at the same time?  We've had four turkeys smoking on the two Weber smokers but, thankfully at the time, the grill wasn't involved.

Crybaby

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Barbara101 wrote:I would like a waffle maker that made nice crispy waffles.
That would be being sure the watts were at least 1200 watts. minimum

I'm going to check mine out. Where will it tell you, Jimmy, on the bottom? I'll look and see if I can find it on mine (once Brian gets it out for me again -- Embarassed Embarassed -- as I asked him to get it out so I could see the brand. I kept remembering something like Vito's (am laughing)...).

Barbara101

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Barbara101 wrote:I would like a waffle maker that made nice crispy waffles.
That would be being sure the watts were at least 1200 watts. minimum


oh now that is good to know.I got the one I am using for free from cooking forum when I joined. round cuisinart.i will look and see what the watt is.

Barbara101

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I have been using waffle mix from aunt J.This maker only takes 2,3 min tops then they will burn..My DS had one of those warings that flips over. it was like eating thick bread with holes lol.

Barbara101

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ok mine is 1000watt.maybe i should upgrade for better waffles lol.

UNCLE JIMMY

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The waffler I used now, is a 1960's GE rectangular waffles 4 pieces.
Non coated.

Then there is the Waring p o s Belgian one we had, and it literally fell apart.

Got a quisinart now. Stupid temperature control, and the grill is too deep.
So it gives a good waffle, but all airy inside.

Then.... the best one, is a dual Toastmaster circa 1940.s...commercial which makes two 7 inch round waffles with each with its own separate temperature controls. No coating on the grill plates, and the waffles never stick.

UNCLE JIMMY

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I always make sure the waffle grill plates are well heated. That insures crispy waffles.

NormM

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Crybaby wrote:
Norm wrote:I have not used it yet but I have let the cast iron grates heat up and seasoned them. Tomorrow I am finishing some beans and ham hock that i started today so I won't use it until this weekend at the earliest. I took a look at the directions for assembly and it was no small chore. i would probably still be putting it together if I had to do it myself. Even so i had to find and connect the wire for the side burner starter.

You sure have a nice grilling and smoking setup back there, Norm.  And what a beautiful yard, too.  I remember seeing the deck outside your house (mainly 'cause it was so cute!) but don't remember a shot showing how big and pretty your whole yard is.  

Which grill do you find you use more often, your Weber or your gas grill?  Ever had all three going at the same time?  We've had four turkeys smoking on the two Weber smokers but, thankfully at the time, the grill wasn't involved.

Thank you. My back yard stops at the trees. My back door neighbor and I do not have a fence between us. He had an electronic fence for his dog and the people before us never put a fence across the back but both side neighbors have fences and we have a fence on both sides of the house that you have to go through to get to the front or back. I actually only used the Weber once recently to grill some steaks because the old gas grill was shot and not cooking anything other than turning the outsides brown while leaving the insides raw. I mostly use it for storing the charcoal starter and a couple tools for the smoker. The gas grill in the picture is brand new and we have not used it at all yet but plan to use it almost exclusively over the Weber.

Supper started out with a couple new recipes i wanted to try, then I kept adding stuff until it turned into a holiday sized meal. Cassie sent me the recipe for the potatoes, an Asian guy told me how he does mushrooms (finish with oyster sauce after cooking in oil with ginger and garlic). Then I though about ham hocks and beans only I thought maybe I'd try glazing the hocks like a ham and baking and turning the beans into baked beans. The biscuits are Shirley Corriher's fluffy biscuits and the slaw is made with apples and carrots instead of cabbage.



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NormM

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Dang, I did it again and posted dinner in the wrong place.

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Barbara101

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Dinner looks awesome... cheers

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:Dang, I did it again and posted dinner in the wrong place.

No big deal Norm.

The other day, my daughter wanted my potato salad recipe.
I wrote in the e-mail body, and sent it, but I sent it to my Daughter In Law.
She texted me, ????????? ... I texted back....Oooops!

bethk

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Don't care where you post, Norm.....I'm drooling!

Thanks for sharing.

NormM

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Thank you.

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Barbara101

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NormM

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That really looks summery.

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UNCLE JIMMY

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How's about that!... We just had watermelon for lunch after bologna sandwiches, an Domino's thin crust pizza. Tina likes it!......I don't, but I ate some.

Crybaby

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NormM wrote:Dang, I did it again and posted dinner in the wrong place.

Who CARES when it looks like that?!

NormM

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Smile

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Barbara101

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bethk

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Oh, yum! Now THAT is one I can eat! Pistachios? And either your figs are REALLY ripe (yum!) or you added som honey....

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