Improving Toaster Waffles

I’ve been buying toaster waffles for years. They’re quick and convenient. But by the time we butter and pour syrup on them, they aren’t very hot, and they don’t have a lot of flavor beyond the syrup.

I’d never make waffles from scratch just for myself, even if I did have a waffle iron. So try this:

Toast your frozen waffles on a hot griddle or large frying pan. No need to defrost. Use plenty of butter, re-buttering when you flip them over. A minute or so on each side is plenty. They brown nicely and quickly. As they’re now already buttered, just serve with syrup as you fancy. Enjoy. You’ll notice a tremendous improvement!

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Celebrity Chicken with Rice Soup

Winter colds and flu gotcha down? Having one of those low-energy evenings where the whole idea of “dinner” just sounds too high-maintenance? And the fridge has Ziplock containers with leftover chicken noodle and whatever from yesterday (after all, who can eat a whole can of soup by themselves when not feeling well?)

And those containers by themselves don’t contain enough for a single-serving portion? If you’re not feeling well, it’s enough to make you turn around and go back to bed.

Here’s what I did. It’s REALLY simple, and it’s supposed to be – chicken soup is a delicate flavor. Don’t overload it with oregano, garlic seasoning, or such. Stick to JUST these basics:

  • Open a new can of Chicken With Rice and add the suggested one can of water (not chicken stock)
  • Add some leftover chicken noodle if you have it in the fridge.
  • Add one 99 cent can of mushrooms – caps, or pieces and stems.
  • That’s it. Heat and serve. It might just be the best chicken soup you ever had. The mushrooms add a fresh distinctive flavor that just really complements all the other ingredients. You’d think you were being served in a pricey gourmet restaurant.

    Oh, and what’s the “Celebrity” about? Nothing, really – no one’s endorsing my soup. But you’ll feel like a celebrity when you try a bowl.

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