If you've read this blog for any length of time, you probably read my tale of the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2009. I found it comical that people were panicking about a lack of canned pumpkin when the grocery stores were practically bursting with bins of fresh, wonderful pumpkin. Seriously - it isn't hard to roast a pumpkin yourself! But, I digress.
The latest saga is the Waffle Shortage of 2010. What I've gathered is that there was some flooding at a couple of Kellogg's plants that manufacture Eggo waffles, and it will be quite some time before these plants are up to speed again. And this is a crisis?? Wow. I didn't realize that life couldn't continue without frozen waffle products! Did you??
Waffles are a tasty product comprised of very basic ingredients that I bet you have on hand right now! You'll need things like flour, eggs, a little sugar, salt, milk, and baking powder. You can even use Bisquick to make it easier to mix the batter! Of course, you will also need a waffle iron, but those are pretty easy to find, both at your local discount retailer (read: Target) or for very little money at a secondhand store. If you want the more Eggo-type waffles, you will want to get a regular waffle iron, and not a Belgian variety.
If you can cook pancakes (and anyone can do THAT!), you can certainly create yummy waffles. And if using the iron is a hassle, you can make a full batch one afternoon, wrap them with waxed paper between, and pop them in the freezer to enjoy in the future. You can even toast them....you don't need Eggos!!
Of course, if making a batch of waffles is a bit too much of a hassle, or you can't locate a waffle iron (read: you don't want to go shopping), visit your local First Watch (or other breakfast place, but none can compare) and order up a crisp, hot, golden waffle. I promise you there is no shortage of waffles at First Watch! Of course, once you taste your first First Watch waffle, you'll never be able to go back to Eggo.