Saturday, January 17, 2015

Versitile Waffle Iron and a Card Order

Hi there everyone....sorry for the lapse in time on my blog....things have been slow around here. Guess there are no excuses. Been doing some different cooking lately. Not sure where I heard about this, but went straight to "You tube" to see the demo's. Yes, your waffle iron can make lots of things besides just waffles. Eggs, French fries (my idea), biscuits, cinnamon rolls, I saw a hamburger grilled on the waffle iron, quesadilla's, oh my gosh, the ideas are endless I suspect.

The other night, I baked some potatoes. The next day, sliced them and put them in the waffle iron till they were nice and crisp...oh yum. A little bit of butter and sour cream....yes so good. In the pictures below, eggs and bacon, cherry juice and ketchup.
I guess I am repeating a bit, but, in the above picture I broke up some bacon and placed the pieces on the iron. Broke two eggs, scrambled them with cheese and poured onto the waffle iron.

A picture of the finished product. Yep, looks just like a waffle....but it's two eggs, bacon and cheese. I almost did not get a picture, JP had already cut into the eggs....whew almost gone!!!!
In these two pictures are the French fries....I spray both sides of the waffle iron then lay the frozen fries on the grid, cook a little bit to defrost, then press down the lid to smoosh the fries and then leave them in there till they start to crisp.
I do the same with the sliced baked potato. Bought some tator tots from the Schwan's Man yesterday, so they will be my next experiment on my waffle iron.

Today I made cheesy chicken enchiladas....making my own enchilada sauce. MMM they were good...just google "easy enchiladas" and you will get many ideas.

Monday I marinaded a 3lb beef roast. Using Biz's recipe On Wednesday I took the roast out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for an hour to get to room temperature. Biz said, by letting the roast sit on the counter to room temp, the roast will be less tough.

So my next step was to bake the roast. I preheated the oven to 500 degrees (yes, you heard me right) I also stuck the baking potatoes in the oven also. When the oven was hot enough, I stuck the roast in the oven, no lid. Baked the meat and potatoes for 15 minutes. (5 minutes per lb.) then turn the oven off and leave the meat and potatoes in the oven for 1 hour. OH....and not peeking, you will let the heat escape. Again, you can google "Shirley's Perfect Rare Roast" I do believe I will make my roasts this way, for now on.

The roast was done to perfection, 125 degrees in the middle and 140 degrees on the ends and red in the middle. Oh and the potatoes were done also. So yeah, I will do that again.

As you noticed, I mentioned in my title, I have a card order. And it's not through Etsy. Wednesday I got an order for 10 cards from a friend....I was very happy about I am working on those cards plus finishing up the cards I have made for Hospice. The meeting is for this next is always fun to meet with the other ladies. We pass around our boxes of cards to the other ladies, so we can see what the other's made. We always meet at the Atlanta Bread we all usually get a good cup of coffee too.

Well, I hope you are having a good Saturday. For me, it is time to go walk Kylie. Her "stop-pulling harness" is really working. She no longer takes me for a walk and she seems more calmer on her walks. Not really sure why the harness would make that much difference....but it has become a pleasure to walk her.

I hope you leave a comment on my blogs from now on till February 8th. Every name will be put in a pot and I will pick 4 people to receive a Valentine Card from your's truly. Comment as many times as you like that will give you that many chances to win.

Have a great weekend and keep looking up!! Cheers ~ Louise


Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you are finding new uses for the waffle iron and that you experiment with receipes. I love to do that too. Hubby will eat almost anything, although he has become funny about eggs and hot dogs. Suddenly doesn't like them. I am almost as bad about buying cookbooks as I am about stamps! Your bacon, egg, cheese waffle looks so good. Glad that is working out for Kylie.

Biz said...

I am definitely going to try your high heat method on the beef! My waffle iron broke, but now that I read your post, I think I want to get another one!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda,
I don't put my waffle iron away mornings are filled with "what shall I make for breakfast" eggs, smoothie???? Maybe your husband would not know he is eating eggs if you did them in the waffle iron.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz. I made another roast last night using the high heat was so very perfect, can hardly wait for a beef sandwich tonight.

angela said...

Wow Louise! I love the idea of using a waffle iron like that. My is hiding somewhere under the counter. I have seen it be used as a panini press once. sorry I haven't been online much lately. Good to see you are still posting :) thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing pics of the card order you are working on. Take care

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Angela, nice to see you again. My waffle iron made tator tots last night...nice and crispy. Think they will be my "go to" when I need a potato chip fix.

Patricia said...

It looks like you've been busy with the cards and cooking. Sounds good. I bet those extra crispy tater tots were delicious. I have a belgian waffle iron that I barely use. I really should get it out to make waffles once again. They do sound good. Take care.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patricia....oh yes the tator tots are great in the waffle iron. Try them. My waffle iron sat on the shelf for waffles I use it all the time.

Diane ~ said...

You are such an adventurous cook! I like to experiment as well, always wondering "what if i add this instead of that??" After reading about your waffle iron I'm thinking about getting one :) btw...your cards look terrific!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diane...oh yes, I am always trying something. If not making cards downstairs, I am making something in the kitchen upstairs.


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