GOOD MORNING WORLD
Today there was a request for waffles for breakfast. Now I was really excited about this. If it comes to pancakes or waffles I am a waffle gal every time. They are just a bit harder to make than pancakes. I was not even sure I had a waffle iron. We did find the iron and it was square instead of round which I like better as far as shapes go!!! Golly that is a whole other blog about round and square! One of the reasons I like my little car is it is square not rounded. I digress which is no surprise.
The recipe was procured and the ingredients set out. The recipe had to be cut in half due to the lack of need. Not a hard job. The chef began. I was kind of excited to have waffles once again.
Stated up front – another digression. I watched “Mildred Pierce” on HBO when it was a mini-series a couple of years ago. I really like some of the actors – Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Mare Whittingham – and it was one of those books I wished I had read. The mini-series answered my needs. When it was all over I was sad for wasting my time and very curious about this desire to have chicken and waffles together. Have not had the opportunity to satisfy that curiosity yet, though some restaurants are still offering the combo.
The waffles are made this morning and served to the heir apparent. At 8 he has questionable tastes. The Grandfather assists in the preparation as the Father has assembled and cooked the creation. The ingredients are all real and fresh. It is real butter that is put over the waffle. The syrup is REAL maple syrup and fills all the squares as requested. The eating can soon begin and does.
Then there it is – the words. “These are not round.” “This syrup does not taste right.” The discussion begins. The heir apparent is told that these squares have been lovingly prepared from fresh ingredients to fill his breakfast request. “But they aren’t round and store bought.” Right on all points.
I continued to enjoy the treat that was before me and informed said child that store bought was full of chemicals and not necessarily good for him. The ingredients I said in the syrup were simply maple syrup. I tried to inform him of all sorts of real information. The reply was, “I like store bought better.”
Sad really and there it is. Next time if waffles are requested by this child it will be “leg go my eggo”!
…..ONWARD TOMORE MISADVENTURE…