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It's gray again; thank you, God.

Started doing homework on changing mobile plans at the office (and possibly bundling other communications stuff like internet and land lines in the mix). Holy schnikes, it's confusing. I love doing research, but this stuff is a complete maze, so much so that I start to suspect it's intentional. Falling back to Consumer Reports to get my bearings; it just feels like a lot of effort for potentially very little return. For some time, I've thought a mobile phone allowance would be a better choice for our office than trying to get and keep everyone on the same page (it would also address some tax issues that crop up otherwise). Perhaps if I find this kind of busy work tedious and possibly pointless, I'm in the wrong job.

Thunder! Kick ass.

velouria73 and Amanda are coming over for dinner tonight. And by dinner, I mean breakfast—we're busting out the waffle iron Mike & Laine gave us as a wedding gift. Good times.
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MMm.. waffles.

I'm loving the gray this morning. And I wish I hadn't missed the thunder...

Chocolate Waffles

Enjoy your dinner/breakfast! I just made chocolate waffles for the mini's the other day. Let me know if you want the recipe.

Re: Chocolate Waffles

um, YES.

Re: Chocolate Waffles

From Better Homes and Gardens, 10th ed.

1 1/2 c flour
1/3 c sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c milk
1/2 c cooking oil
2 egg whites

In mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl beat egg yolks slightly; add vanilla. Beat in milk and oil.

Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture all at once. Stir just till combined but still slightly lumpy.

In a small bowl beat egg whites till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold beaten egg whites into flour and egg yolk mixture, leaving a few fluffs of egg white. Do not overmix.

Pour 1 to 1 1/4 cups batter onto grids of a preheated, lightly greased waffle baker. Close lid quickly; do not open during baking. Bake according to manufacturer's directions. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with remaining batter. Makes 3 or 4 waffles.

*You'll probably have to adjust the battering (?) recommendations. We have a family-size iron so it makes 8 waffles.
**I don't remember where your waffler was manufactured. Mike's favorite manufacturer's direction is from a made-in-China stereo that came with the warning: "Never to push this button two times."

Re: Chocolate Waffles

AWESOME. you're so quick!

our waffler is fantastic - it folds up really small for storage in our tiny place. no idea where it was made. i'll have to re-read the instructions for any gems like that one. :D
let me tell you, i am SO excited for waffles! i love waffles and i never make them for myself. see ya soon!