Thursday, January 15, 2009

the Squeaky "Will"

There is something to that theory, isn't there!? You know, the one about how the squeaky wheel gets the grease?

It sure seems to work that way around here.

While making waffles this morning my little Will was screaming, crying, weeping, wailing and thrashing about. tugging at my toes, getting in between the table and my legs and pushing with all his one-year-old might in hopes of pushing me backward and getting my attention away from the beating of eggs and toward his current predicament....which the cause of such is still unknown...except that I think he was just hungry and we've learned that when this kid is hungry you better feed him like two minutes ago.

SO, let's all take a guess at who got the first waffle.

Oh, don't let that charming little face fool you, look closely at the red cheeks and the watery eyes! He is deceiving you and you are all falling for it!

Don't let his attempt to make it all better by happily signing "thank you" fool you either! ....okay, nevermind..go ahead and let it fool you. Even I have to admit that that is pretty irresistible.

Seriously though, this kid is lucky he's so cute. I'm talking really really lucky. My mom thinks it's pretty funny. You know, being as I was her youngest and so "irresistible" too. :)

But hey, do you guys want the YUMMIEST Belgian Waffle recipe ever? It's from my sis-in-law Charlotte and it's AWESOME. I think the beaten egg whites is what makes this so fluffy and YUM. It's not hard either. The first time I made them it took me forever, but we've had them 4 times in 2 weeks (yeah, I'm kind of getting sick of 'em now) and I can whip them up in just a few minutes now.

Here goes:

2 eggs seperated in 2 bowls - white/yolks

beat egg yolks until they are yellow in color (I know.... they're ALREADY yellow...I just beat them for a minute or so until they are a little lighter yellow)


3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup half&half (I substituted Evap. milk and it worked great)
1/3 cup veg. oil

mix well.

in another bowl add:

1 3/4 cup flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tsp. salt

pour into egg yolk mixture.

Beat egg whites until they are white and stiff

Fold into yellow mixture. Poor into Belgian Waffle maker and enjoy!!


Peggy said...

Yum. I love Belgian waffles but have only ever made them with a mix. I'll definitely try this this weekend!

And boy, you're right! That Will IS a charmer!

Shill and Company said...

He is too adorable!

Anaise said...

Yup, he's got me fooled--I don't believe for a minute that darling little person was whining and pulling on you and generally making your life miserable! You must have dreamed the whole thing! :)

Waffles are goooood.

And you are quite the clever title-er!

AD said...

if he were any cuter, he'd have to be pretend. no one can be this cute in real life.

and you, too.

Anna Marie said...

OK MEl This is your mother resonding at last. As it so happens,I was turning on my computer to look up a belgian waffle receipe. Wala there it was right on your blog. What a coincidance. Cute pictures of my Will. I love you all. Love Mom

SM said...

Look at those eyes! I'd give him the first waffle, too! :)

DIANE said...

It must be you that is mean. That little angel could never cause a problem.

Reggs said...

The title under the second picture should be "Gotcha!" Lil' stinkers!!

Thanks for the waffle recipe! My mouth watered just reading it.

Jennie said...

hi melanie! i found your blog through stephanie... i am not even sure if you will remember me... but we traveled with ck a few time to the shows...

you have a beautiful family! it is so great to see ya! love the blog!

Peggy said...

I made your waffles this morning! DELIGHTFUL!!!! So fluffy. Thanks!

Merrilynne said...

Hi Melanie- I'm so glad we found each other! Four boys! WOW! I can't believe how big they've gotten. I'm so excited to keep tabs on your cute family and keep in touch!