When I was a kid, we had waffles and sausage for dinner almost every week. I loved sausage, especially if it was a little heavy on the fennel. The waffles…well, I didn’t like them so much. I always thought they should be good! Who doesn’t love something smothered in syrup? I tried them with lots of syrup, just a little syrup, lots of butter, a little butter, butter & syrup, but nothing seemed to help. They always gave me a belly ache. I never mentioned that to my parents (I’m really not sure why!); I just said I didn’t like waffles. Finally, after several years (!!) of eating waffles and getting a bellyache, I told my mom. She was properly horrified and said I could make some pancakes to eat with dinner. So, for the past 25+ years, I’ve firmly maintained that I do NOT like waffles.
Then, one day a couple years ago, we were at my parents for dinner and they were having waffles and sausage. I figured I could eat a small piece and then fill up on sausage. So, I ate a small piece…it was REALLY good! No stomach ache at all! I ate another one and possibly another! We have several theories on why they don’t bother me anymore (maybe it was actually the sausage – I’ve since had my gall bladder out, maybe it was the milk in the waffles – this time they were made with seltzer, maybe my taste buds changed). Regardless, waffles show up on our menu regularly now. I always had to borrow my parents waffle iron…then for my birthday, my brother got me my own. It makes two at a time – awesome!
I’ve mentioned before that John comes home with recipes from his speech class. One of them was cinnamon buns made in a waffle iron. We had a package in the fridge that I just never got around to making. So, this morning for breakfast, I made them. It was so easy! Spray the waffle iron, put one cinnamon roll in each section and cook.