Portland Romantic Adventurer's Weekend
Let's just assume that you live in (or will be visiting) the Portland (Oregon) area. You have an adventurous partner and you wish to satisfy said partner's thirst for casual outdoor adventure and your continuing need for memorable romantic gestures. How might you fill up a weekend? Hey.... not too much planning, not too much money.... and we may have some house chores to do or a blog to write, but still. What can we do at this, the very last gasp of summer?
- White Flour (perhaps half and half with whole Wheat. I like using the good stuff from Bob's Red Mill, because it is local and I drive a Subaru)
- Baking Soda (not baking powder. Really, there is a difference. Trust me)
- Vegetable Oil (I have tried Olive Oil, since it is so much better for you than Crisco but I got complaints that the taste was overpowering. I didn't notice it. You do use a LOT of oil in a waffle recipe)
- Blueberries (I am still debating whether frozen or not is better. The frozen ones don't cook as much, which could be nice, but they sometimes keep the batter from cooking also)
- Plain Yogurt (this is the secret ingredient. You can also use flavored yogurts, just be careful not to mess with the taste of the blueberries)
- Real Maple Syrup (don't get me started)
- Spray Can of Oil (the cooking kind. Not WD40)(You could use a brush to put it on the griddle but, hell, might as well live in the present).
- Big Glass Bowl (You can really use any bowl, but the glass one is clean.....)
- Wooden Mixing Spoon (Ditto)
- Waffle Iron (which is clean since the last time you used it...... right?)
- Fork (who cares if it is clean, it is just a Fraking Fork)
- +5 serving plates of yumminess.
- Laptop Computer. Preferably a Apple Air.
- Check for the Baking Soda. You didn't have any the last time, remember? Oh, maybe it was 3 times ago that you didn't have any. Because you seem to have gotten baking soda the last 3 times you were at the store and now you have a life time supply. Excellent
- Turn on the Waffle Iron (plug it in first). This is really important. You need a HOT iron to make a good waffle and you really need to preheat the sucker. If you don't preheat it you will just be throwing the first waffle away, and you don't want that.
- If your Blueberries are frozen, Nuke them for 30 seconds.
- Now get out your laptop and do a web search for Waffle Recipe (or if you are reading this while you cook, then use that handy Hyperlink !!)
- Ok, 4 things.
|Very Low Water|
|My new Camera does good blue|
Jake's Famous Crawfish
|I stole this picture. Though I have one like it somewhere.|
|First Base Lefty !!|