Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Yikes! We got 8" of Snow!

I really wasn't expecting this.  When I checked my weather site last Friday, there was no snow in site, just some rain.  Well, we got the rain but after one day of sunshine, we were hit yesterday with 8" of the white stuff.
My little dog had to lunge thru the snow to go out for a minute.  Luckily her big golden retriever cousin broke trail for her last nite for their evening outdoors visit. 

This morning I refilled the feeders and had to bring in the bird waterer to dump the frozen ice cakes and refill with warm water. 

Now I have to go out and fill one of the troughs with some grit/gravel so the birds can 'eat' their seeds.   The poor things have a difficult time here in Maine during the winters. 

I watched a cooking show, The Kitchen, yesterday and they showed other uses for the good old waffle iron.  I was amazed but then thought about it and wondered why it wasn't thought about sooner. 
How about using those leftover mashed potatoes.  Mix in a beaten egg, or maybe some sour cream and a few chives or green onions and drop four ice cream scoops into the quadrants to cook.  Looked tasty and was from the smiles on the guests' faces.
Then there are the womelettes.  Just mix up your favorite omelet mixture and pour onto the waffle iron. 
Have a nice apple hanging around?  Slice it about a quarter inch thick or more into rounds, sprinkle on some cinnamon, put 4 rounds on the waffler iron and cook.  Mmmmm,  another tasty treat.
And those packaged cinnamon rolls.  Place one on each of the 4 quadrants, lower the top and cook.  Put the topping in a small dish, add a bit of milk and powdered sugar and stir then place on the heating waffle iron lid to warm.  When the rolls are done, top with the warmed topping.  Mmmmmm another good one.
If one thinks of it, there are probably many other things one can make on their waffle iron so it doesn't just sit on the shelf waiting to make only waffles.  It can become a very useful kitchen tool these days.
                                      Have a Nice Day!

1 comment:

  1. I do not own a waffle iron but from you were just describing i sure wish i did! Especially with the apples & cinnamon rolls Yummy!! As for us with the snow i think we got somewhere between 6 & maybe 8 in some places. Boy was that wind mighty cold, it made letting the dogs out for there "nature calls" a pain literally & metaphorically!! My joints in my hands ached & turned really red after just about a minute. It sure does make it feel nice that i have shelter to come back into...the things we can take for granted sometimes. It can get cold in our house but when it is frigid outdoors it sure don't feel cold when i come back in, lol. Anything going on with this years gardening, like ordering seeds or what not? I've been putting it off but i gots to do something different this year!! I definitely know i need to add more Patience when it comes to gardening & stop with the planting too many things. I always make myself crazy over it all when it should be something i enjoy! Well i hope you are enjoying your shows & snuggling with Miss penny take care til next time dear friend :-) <3