Usually, the holidays are a time when families spend more time together, and more distant relatives visit one another. I know that we always see more family during the holidays than any other time. And maybe it's just the season, but to me, those visits always feel extra special, and I want to be sure the are celebrated as such.
This year is going to be monumental. My husband's parents and brother are going to be visiting. While that may not seem like much to some of you, he has not seen his mother or brother in over 12 years, and has only seen his dad once during that time. I (and our children) have never met his mother or brother, and met his dad only that once, so this visit is very important.
Since they will be coming here on Christmas morning, I was to serve an unforgettable breakfast feast. Nothing brings people together like food. Since I will be cooking for so many, it will be hard to use my normal stove. It have only one large burner, and the food would take forever.
I was looking for some kitchen appliances to help me out, and of course, I chose Nesco. I own many Nesco products, and all of them are superb. For my special breakfast, I needed a Waffle Maker(which I have been wanting for awhile anyway) and a Reversable Grill and Griddle, both of which Nesco happens to make.
I am so impressed with both of these products. I have been practicing recipes on them, and everything has come out to perfection.
I made waffles with this fabulous recipe:
2 cup Flour
1¾ cup Milk
½ cup Vegetable Oil or Melted Butter
4 tbsp Sugar
4 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
1½ tsp Vanilla
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Use a batter scoop or pour in the center of the waffle maker until about 2/3 full.
The come out beautifully.
Of course it is also important that they be perfectly cooked, which is why I love the color control and ready lights.
As if waffles are not enough delicious carbs, I also gotta have my pancakes. I have an incredible for healthier, Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes, and they are divine.
1(5.3oz) Cup Blueberry Greek Yogurt (Any brand, but I used Light n' Fit since it is lowest in calories) 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Egg (You could use 2 egg whites to reduce the calories, but I felt the protein was worth the extra 36 calories)
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
Fresh Blueberries - As many as you like!
Directions: In a bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add the egg (or 2 egg whites) directly to the yogurt cup (or combine in a separate bowl) and mix until completely blended.
Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and stir until there are no lumps. The mixture will be thick.
Spoon the batter into a preheated griddle(or pan) and add the blueberries, as many as you like. Repeat with the rest of the batter to make 4-5 small/medium pancakes.
For those craving something less sweet, this griddle is perfect for hole in one's too. I made mine with Micky heads to make them more special.
Of course I have also made scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage with this griddle/grill, and it all came out perfect. After making breakfast with these products for a couple weeks, I could not imagine making it any other way, especially not for a special occasion.
In fact, every day seems like a special occasion thanks to these two products. And today, it really is, because today, you have a chance to win these amazing products. One lucky winner will receive their very own Nesco Waffle Maker and Reversible Grill and Griddle. Enter below for your chance. Good luck.
*Although I received these products at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*
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