For our wedding, we received a Barnyard Waffler. It’s fantastic. It has the shapes of a barn, a chicken, a cow and a pig. We LOVE it. I forgot to get bacon at the store on our last trip which was very sad. We were both looking forward to it. It was best not to go get some then before this meal, because, well, I have a tendency to go over our grocery budget… So, I wanted to make something more exciting than JUST waffles. So I thought about it. We like to go to Cafe Hollander. And they have this Guinness Waffle. I can’t remember what’s all in/on it, but I know it involves potatoes of some sort, so I asked Charlie if he’d like some hashbrowns on his waffle. And a poached egg. He thought it sounded great. So this is what we ended up with.
Delicious concoctions from the Milwaukee Beck kitchen.
Charlie’s quite fond of quiches. They’re also quite easy to make. (Even I have been know to try one from time to time…even with a bit of broccoli in it!) The basic recipe I take out of The Joy of Cooking, but the rest of it I make up as I go. Also, I know lots of people find pie crusts difficult…unfortunately I have no magic solution. Just practice…and don’t expect it to be pretty at first. I’m still working on that as well. Just go for flavor first, and for a crust that doesn’t leak the insides. As far as I can tell, the look of it just takes time. :)
This idea originated I believe while Charlie was reading the James Bond novels. I can’t be too sure. From time to time we do end up experimenting with an idea from a book we’re reading. (The previous attempt was before this time and involved Welsh Rarebit.) Anyway, this type of meal was mentioned, so we researched it and tried it out. I hear it’s quite delicious.
Ahhh the invented burrito. Charlie thought it sounded good. We were having tacos soon…or had just had them…anyway, we had the taco shells so I thought I’d try it out. I just guessed at what should go in and the amounts. Actually, when I make something up cooking, that’s all I do. Sorry if that makes it difficult to follow…