Monday was a no school day here. School was closed for a teacher in-service day. What a fun day!! I miss the older kids…miss them a lot. If I have my ideal I would be a preschool aged provider but with things the way they are in my area, I end up with babies to three year olds for the most part-which leaves me missing the preschoolers.
It was busy but at the end of nap time I realized I would have enough time to make a batch of Waffle Cookies. The kids love them and think they are a big treat. So I started mixing up the dough and then got the waffle iron and plugged it in.
My waffle iron is OLD…really OLD. I bought it used. I think I bought it back in 1992 or so. It was old when I bought it.
It’s made more waffle cookies than it has waffles. With it only being big enough to make two waffles, it couldn’t keep up with the family.
I later bought a warming pan and then made waffles it. Still, it’s been mostly for waffle cookies.
About 10 years ago, something terrible happened. The leg broke off. I was bummed. I set it next to the garbage in the junk room intending on asking Hubby how we preferred we dispose of it. We were living at the farm then. There was an iron pile and I didn’t know if it should go there or what.
In the mean time, I bought a different waffle iron at the thrift stores. Neither of them worked like my trusty old one did. It didn’t heat evenly. No matter what I did, everything stuck. UGH. I had forgotten to tell Hubby about the old one with the broken leg so that night at supper I told him I bought the new(used) one I had bought. I told him about the broken leg.
He knew I was bummed and missed the waffle iron….so after supper I was washing dishes and he came into the kitchen with this….My waffle iron with a new wooden leg.
I’ve loved that waffle iron even more.
Fast forward to Monday. I had the waffle cookie batter all made. The waffle iron was plugged in to heat…but no heat. I wiggled and jiggled. I worked and worked with it. No luck. No luck at all. I was sad. I had dough and no way to use it but worse….no waffle iron.
I ended up putting the batter in a cake pan and made “brownies” with it. They taste fine but still not as good as a waffle cookie.
So what’s a girl to do? I need a waffle iron.
I’m willing to pay more money to get the exact waffle iron. I want one that won’t stick but I don’t want a “non-stick” (I know that sounds dumb but I’ve never been a fan of teflon). I want one that will make four waffles at once. I do not want a “belgian” waffle maker. I don’t want circles. I want one that heats through evenly. I don’t need removable plates. If it’s a wonderful waffle iron it’s okay if it does have plates. I likely won’t use them thought. Darn it. I really want my old one.
I am not a girl who ever wants change and new things especially when I loved what I had. I would never buy one if I didn’t HAVE to. Oh my. I want this new one to last as long as the last one did. I’m thinking about sticking it out for a month or two and seeing if one shows up a the thrift store but honestly, I rarely see them there. So I might have to settle on something new.
So if you’re a new reader you might we wondering “what are waffle cookies?”. You can find the recipe here. They are WONDERFUL!!..but alas. None for our house unless I can find a waffle iron.