Let’s touch on, for a moment, what things in life should be considered “insanely great.” I mean, to me, this phrase should really be reserved for truly special, one-of-a-kind, couldn’t-get-any-better-in-a-million-years kind of items.
Like, say… a money tree. Wouldn’t that be insanely great? Just a little tree, growing fruitfully out back, with crisp five dollar bill leaves? Oh, and no maintenance required. Just pick off a leaf, and one just grows right back in its place. Insanely great, right? Hmm… is my unflattering, spoiled side showing? Sorry. I hope I’m not the only one who has ever wished this to be a real possibility.
Or, how insanely great would it be to eat and drink whatever you wanted and never gain another pound? Forget eating in moderation. Don’t worry about “striving for 5″ vegetable servings per day. I’m thinking I could easily be a bottomless pit of pizza and beer. And, I could completely rationalize this if I was guaranteed that the scale would never move. So, I’m going to vote that this way of life would be insanely great.
When I saw this recipe on Food52 for Waffles of Insane Greatness, I knew we would need to give them a try. I am always looking new ways to use our waffle iron! And, if a recipe is going to carry the weight of the adjectives “insane” and “great”, I’m fully expecting it to be the only waffle recipe I’ll ever need. The verdict? Well, money trees and plowing through an entire sheet of chicken finger pizza would be better. But, as far as waffles go, these ones are pretty dang great! And, honestly, way more realistic. Not only are they way easier than a yeasted waffle recipes, but the texture is near perfect. The exterior is crispy, but the rest of the waffle is light and fluffy. Coat this with plenty of maple syrup and you have yourself a meal!
However, if you’re like us, you require your waffles to be just a little bit more insane and great. Then you should add tons of cheese, top them with fried ham, a sunny-side up egg, and plenty of maple syrup. Then you have, what I have lovingly titled, “Insane-Great-Even-Better” Waffles. Because obviously, breakfast isn’t complete without protein and sugar. And cheese. And waffles. This is just the beginning to a Weekend of Insane Greatness.
So, if someone wants to bring the waffle iron out, just let me know! I’ll be right over. With a bottle of champagne and a carton of OJ.
Need more ideas for the most important meal of the day?