[[[this is dedicated to my beautiful, intelligent, humorous, but sometimes mean sister heather. i love you!]]]
This past weekend Matt and I went to spend the weekend at Mom & Dad's. On Saturday morning, Mom asked us what we wanted for breakfast. Now, typically Dad would make his famous pancakes, however he had ran out of the baking mix he uses as base for his batter. [Of course, it then became a debate, if Dad had not told Mom and let them run out of mix or if Dad had told Mom and she had forgotten to buy it. Lol. Another unsolved mystery.] However, I told them that I could make pancakes or waffles from scratch if they had the ingredients. So I went upstairs to Heather's room and asked her which she would like, because I know she is a picky eater and I wanted to make something she would like. She told me that she wanted waffles, who knew those waffles would almost be the start of WW3.
So I went down stairs and got out my favorite cookbook of Mom's. Her Better Homes & Garden's cookbook. I'm not sure what edition it is, but it's been around since I was a kid so I am assuming it is from the early 1980's. Mom got me the 15th edition for Christmas this year, but of course, it has been updated so it did not have the same recipe in it. So I did my best to look it up online and here is basically the same recipe from the 1962 edition.
Waffles[from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 1962 edition]
Makes about 8 waffles.
1 3/4 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt
2 beaten egg yolks
1 1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 stiff-beaten eggs
Stir together dry ingredients. Combine egg yolks and milk; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in oil. Fold in egg whites, leaving some fluff. Bake in waffle maker.
Now, in the recipe I had it did not tell you up front that you had to whip the eggs until stiff. So I was like oh this looks like a simple recipe. So I started the preparing the batter, then I got to the part about whipping the eggs and I got a little nervous. The only recipe I had, had to do this for was in college with a commercial mixer. Obviously, I now know that it's not really that difficult, just time consuming, but worth while.
Now that the waffles were done and I thought they looked delicious, I went to get Heather to eat. I called her and called her and called her and about 15 or so minutes later, she finally came down. The rest of us were sitting in the living room eating together, when I hear Heather say, "What is this? These are soggy, I'm not eating these." Excuse me? They were crispy 15 minutes ago when I told you they were done. They are waffles, they aren't going to stay perfectly crispy forever! Well of course, if you know me or my sister, you know that we can be a little high-strung and overly-emotional. So this minor issue about soggy waffles escalated into a fight about everything that had ever went wrong in either of our lives. I'm sure it was comical or just plain stupid and annoying to Mom and Dad and Matt, who sat there pretty much in silence while we screamed at each other for 20 or so minutes.
~Don't cry over soggy waffles,
~A soggy waffle is not worth fighting over,
~And baking powder that expired in 2008 works just fine.
Now for those of you who do not know who Julian Smith is you should definitely watch these videos and look up some of his other ones, so you can understand that epic hilarity of this situation through the eyes of Heather and I.
Hot Kool-Aid - I Made This For You
I'm Trying to Cook Me - Parody by Julian's Mom
All Time Favorite: Jelly Fishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iubJ-XSL9go