Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cooking

Day 22

Belgian Waffles

7:47am:
One of the things that was shipped to us the other day, is a Belgian Waffle iron made by Nordic Ware. This is a very good looking waffle maker! This morning, we're putting this Nordic Ware iron to the test.

We have always been wild about Belgian Waffles. Back in 2011, we made a video about Belgian Waffles!

 

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9:27am:
Crispiest Belgian Waffle
Wow! Double wow with sugar on it! This Belgian Waffle is, without any doubt,
the best one I've ever made. The best one I've ever eaten, bar none, in any restaurant!

It has got to be the Nordic Ware Belgian Waffle iron that put this waffle over the top! Nordic Ware made this waffle iron to be sooooo heavy. It could be that the heavy weight that did the trick! Maybe because of the way the heat is transferred to the baking waffle.

The best waffle that the World has ever seen!





4:48pm:
A very fine day!
Oh my yes! This is a very fine day. Because:
➜ We figured out how to store ALL my clothing that was in Twayler into Tránsito. And, it fits great!
➜ We believe that we have found an RV dealer who will handle our Twayler! It's called: The Truck Stop in El Cajon
➜ The next thing may not seem big to you. But it's BIG to us. We found a place inside Tránsito where we are able to store a pair of work horses. These are sooooo handy when doing a construction project [Which we are always doing].
➜ Today we began to clean up Twayler again. Wow! Been a long time since we did any of that!
➜ Right now we are Blogging to you from the parking lot of the Red Robin burger joint. We did sooooo good today, that we are treating ourselves
out for supper! 😎


7:29pm:
PBS NewsHour
Every evening, I view the PBS NewsHour. In my opinion, the best news source of any media, anywhere!

Nearly every nite, PBS has news pieces on financial stuff. The government's financial statistics are given here.

These government statistics are pure bullshit! I know this for a fact, because I grew up during the period that the present day stats are compared to. Because of this, I know the truth about financial comparison stats!

Below, I will give you the emis [Yiddish for the truth].

Example:
I was married in 1963. My wife and I both had jobs. Coincidentally, we both earned the same annual wages, $4,800/year.

She was a secretary. I worked for the US Post Office.

We agreed to live on one of our paychecks. The other paycheck we banked. After a little over a year, we had accumulated enough to put a 20% down payment on a 3-bedroom, 2-bath bath home.

We completely furnished that home with things purchased at Barker Bros in downtown Los Angeles. I mention Barker Bros because this was an upscale furniture store. We did not buy junk.

Now think about that for a minute. Can an entry level worker nowadays, put a 20% down payment on a home today with amount earned in only one year?

PS: Do you want check that home out? It is located at:
2052 Clover Drive
Monterey Park, CA

PS: Click [Here] to view Zillow present home value for that home.

PPS: This means that $22,500 in 1964 is $648,740 today. Of course you have to take this value into the consideration that we are now nearing the end of the largest real estate balloon in the history of the World!!

Conclusion:
Today's entry level workers, earn far, far less than entry workers earned in 1963. This is NOT born out by examining governmental comparison stats.

The reason for this difference, is that the government's financial stats are pure garbage. Pure bull shit. Just damned lies!

So, suck it up, if you are a died in the wool government believer!



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26 comments:

  1. I love waffles! Since I've been traveling in my fifth wheel I haven't been making them. My waffle iron was to heavy to bring and since I boondock a lot, i don't have the electricity to use it. This is a fantastic idea you have here George. I'm running out today and buying one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Gary,

      I am buying most of stuff online now. My new Nordic Ware Belgian Waffle iron came from Amazon.

      Click [Here] to view the Nordic Ware iron on Amazon.

      George

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    2. Thanks, I'll purchase it there.

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  2. We have really good luck with freezing leftover Belgian waffle and then reheating in a toaster... Our kids love them that way. Yum!

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    1. Hi Kent,

      I was thinking of getting a freezer. But! I really do not have room for such an extravagance!

      George


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  3. Hi George......A few years ago I bought the one I believe you used to have. Worked well for a while and then started sticking. I remember it was inexpensive. This Nordic seems much pricier. Do you find it works better than the old one?

    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Inexpensive is the truth. Only $10 bucks!

      Nordic Ware, according to my experience today, is top of the line! I paid $37.19 for my Nordic Ware waffle iron at Amazon. Well worth the price!

      George

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  4. George, do you have a special recipe for Belgian waffles?

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    1. Wow! Joan,

      I am guessing that you do not know how to watch my video?

      Click on the Right Pointing Arrow, in the middle of the pic in order for the video to begin.

      The answer to your question is in the video.

      George

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    2. You are FUNNY!
      Did not notice the video at the top!
      Will do!

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  5. Currently using four Nordic Ware Belgian Waffle Irons, two at home, two in RV, and have gifted two more. Often do brunch potlucks with other campers, including sausage gravy along with butter and syrup. All were from yard sales or thrift stores, most with temp gauges. First was a thrift store 45th birthday gift while on an abalone diving trip to Fort Bragg in 1982. Stopped overnight at dive buddy's family on way home and treated to https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/light--n--crispy-waffles, which I've copied ever since, adding vanilla, cinnamon and pecans. Halve the recipe if just me.

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    1. Hi Barb,

      Just for a kick, try my recipe for Belgian Waffles. Aunt Jemima Original. Follow my instructions on my video!

      George

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  6. Will do, imagine you doubled for the Nordic. Ever figure the correct milk measurement? Start with a marked 1 cup measure of milk, use till you get desired consistency, note what's left then tell us how much to use. Thanks

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    1. Hi again, Barb!

      No, it is not accurate to measure milk by a measurement.

      You gotta see how the batter drips off of a spoon. Only way. Try it. It'll work for you and it's easy to do.

      George

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    2. Well, always start with manufacturer's recommendations then improvise if needed, and never mix batter so much it runs off spoon - just my way, OK. For kicks, checkout the intro to this article, which would also apply to waffles - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-gluten-pancakes/

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  7. Whoops - just googled, found and will go with: Combine 1 cup Aunt Jemima mix, 3/4 cup milk,1 egg, and 2 tablespoons oil; stir until lumps disappear. For best results, allow batter to rest 4-5 minutes before baking. Pour desired amount of batter into lightly greased waffle iron. Bake until steaming stops.

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    1. Barb,

      My recipe that you quoted in your comment, is for 1/2 of the Nordic Ware waffle iron.

      Fill only 1-side of the Nordic Ware, and let the balance of the recipe flow over to partially fill the other side.

      George

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    2. Recipe quoted after my "Whoops" is from the Aunt Jemima website. Recall your video only uses half a cup of AJ mix. Also, prefer following manufacturers recommendations, and this suggestion, don’t beat your waffle batter; for light and tender waffles, stir just to combine.

      So, you have your way, I mine and that should be OK. Will try Aunt Jamima though, mixed lightly, to see if as crispy as recipe with club soda. May sleeping dogs lie.

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    3. MY goodness! Think I'll just buy those frozen waffles
      and pop them in the toaster! So now, which toaster
      is best?

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    4. Like your humor Joan!

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  8. Tell them George! The rulers of the nation are stealing the citizens wealth!

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    1. Hi Glenn,

      OK! I will add something in this, my reply to you.

      The nation's wealth has NOT been stolen. It has been
      re-distributed.

      From the lower financial folks [The lower 99%] to the upper financial folks [The upper 1%].

      Also, of course, to the government itself. To spend in stupid ways.

      George


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  9. Quite possibly the economy is not affordable in California because of the states miss management of money and the sad social environment there. In my state homes are still quite affordable, just a thought. I have enjoyed your posts for a long time George, keep enjoying!

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    1. Hi Tom,

      I agree with you sooooo much! California government has absolutely no clue about the term:
      Financially responsible

      Of course, neither does the Federal Government. Ever since the Reagan years, our Federal Government has slid into insolvency. And in fact has unfunded liabilities greater than the value of the combined value of:

      EVERY SINGLE ASSET IN THE UNITED STATES!

      You know something, Tom? Government in the USA is broke. But the people of the USA are NOT broke!

      I suspect, that somewhere in the future, there will come a financial disconnect between our government and our people.

      That disconnect, I am guessing, will arrive in the way of a revolution of the people against the government. All government. Federal, state and local.

      As Thomas Jefferson wrote:
      "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

      George

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    2. I lived all my life in California. My whole career I paid State Taxes. When I was retiring I announced to my children I would be moving as I couldn't afford to live in California on my retirement income. That's when I hit the road full time (4 years ago). Since then three of my four children have also left California. :( It's a sad state of affairs.

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    3. Hi Gary,

      California is more expensive than other places. No doubt about it.

      But if you are RVing in California, and do Stealth Camping, it's as cheap living here than anywhere.

      I am doing exactly that!

      George

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