Happy National Waffle Day! That’s today, August 24th.
I was an adult before I found out that real waffles weren’t something you took out of a box and popped in a toaster. The first time I heard someone mention a “waffle iron”, I thought, my waffles aren’t wrinkled, so I guess I don’t need that.
It turns out that frozen toaster waffles are not “real” waffles! (I believe I’m the only one to ever be surprised by that.) The first time I tasted waffles actually made from batter, I was pretty amazed. Throw a little malt in the batter and you’ve really got something. So they’re basically just pancakes with little squares? Like a hundred little bowls to hold syrup? That’s way better than pancakes! And let’s get real — toaster waffles aren’t that bad, are they? They still have the little bowls.
Obviously, my mom never made homemade waffles when I was a kid. Waffles came from the freezer. She did make pancakes though, so when I heard of toaster pancakes, I thought that was ridiculous. It’s whatever you’re used to I guess.
So happy Waffle Day and pass the Eggos! And I’ll see you on Thanksgiving for a Swanson turkey dinner.