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Today began the weekend when I usually grant myself a dispensation from weekday work and routine breakfast fare.
Five days a week, my morning begins with a cup of coffee(no sweetner), a half cup of organic steel cut oats with Splenda and milk, a glass of my home brewed vegetable juice, and a piece of fruit. The breakfast is cooked and consumed over a period of an hour or so while doing the Beta message board. Anyone who prefers steel cut oats over instant oatmeal knows that it takes up to a half hour of soaking and cooking, but well worth the effort
"Variety is the spice of life," so on Saturdays and Sundays, I have variety in my morning meal. Today, it was waffles since it had been months since my last meal of them. Also, I had almost a gallon of maple syrup remaining which I picked up from a local farmer last year. As previously mentioned, I avoid work on weekends, and having no waffle maker, I purchased frozen, precooked waffles.
Reading the ingredients with all of the additives on the frozen waffle box, I knew I had sinned organically speaking. I also checked the freshness date, which of course being in the least obvious place was on the bottom of the box. It stated, "Best By Apr 09, 09, so I was safe from any spoilage or deterioration of the waffles. But was I? When were they prepared? Could I trust the manufacter's date? Or judgement? The "Apr 09, 09" date raised other questions. I knew that the very flavorable maple syrup can smother or elimate the taste of what it is poured on. I probably could enjoy toasted cardboard provided it had a generous application of maple syrup.
To bring this account of my weekend dietary sinfulness to an end, I wolfed down the waffles and maple syrup without any guilt. Of course they were delicious; however, I resolved to purchase a waffle maker in the future and mix my own ingredients of milk, flour, eggs, and oil. They are "best if used by" immediately as well as safer..
Add a handful of chopped walnuts to your homemade waffles & you will be in a new kind of heaven. I have been making homemade waffles for eons & now my waffle iron is worn out. I would like to replace it with one that does not have the teflon coating. I dont know if that is possible, I have not looked into it yet.