Mid month Friday!

Fall seems to have happily arrived, with temps starting brisk in the morning and warming into classic sweater weather. The leaves have been in ample changes, with some trees now in the nude or half dressed, the wind and rain aiding in their undress, while other trees are slow on getting the memo.

Last weekend I was out antiquing and thrifting with the lovely Jen of This Woman Wanders (she’s from Maryland!).  The colors were quite stunning on our drive from Monticello to Buffalo. We found lots of awesome finds (cast iron, cook books and egg beaters for me!) and had a laughing great time. 

Speaking of fall colors… here’s where we’re at as of today:

 

Ladies and gents, we’re in the last bits of color for St. Cloud & Minneapolis, while St. Paul should be in a very happy place of color being at 50%-75% of peak color.  The southern most area of the state should be rather pretty especially on the Wisconsin & Minnesota border.

Get out and stroll with your pupper and enjoy the last bits of color as we head deeper into the fall. 60s for this weekend and 70s for the early part of next week!


Now one of the cast iron pieces I snagged last weekend was a… waffle iron! Cue all the archiving of all the vintage waffle recipes! 

Did you know that like doughnuts, waffles are classified as breads?!?! Crazy! Often found in the quick breads sections (no yeast involved) waffles are crisp, plump and perfect for holding assorted syrups in those classic square divots. Their close cousins are pancakes (aka griddle cakes) though the batters aren’t evenly interchanged. And waffles have ancient lineage going way way back to the Romans! (Roman waffles weren’t called waffles and were much thinner but they were the start of the evolution.)

How do you like your waffles? 
Blueberry for me! Or smothered in a blueberry syrup or a classic maple syrup. MMMMMM! 
(I’m def team waffles vs pancakes!)

In archiving 57 vintage waffle recipes and counting, I began to wonder if dogs could eat waffles and if there were dog friendly waffle recipes. Yes and yes! Dogs can eat any basic waffle as long as the batter doesn’t have nutmeg or chocolate within. Additionally, most waffle recipes have small amounts of sugar and the ingredients are mostly healthy (if your pup has allergies, swap out flours etc). All the waffles for all the dogs! 

Waffles / The Daily News 1896

Course Breakfast, Luncheon, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint flour (1 pint = 2 cups)
  • 1 pint milk (1 pint = 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, barely melted
  • 3 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 3 egg whites, well beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix together one pint of flour and one pint of milk to a smooth paste.
  • Add one-half of small cup of butter, barely melted.
  • Add to this the well-beaten yolks of three eggs, then the beaten whites and just before baking one teaspoonful of baking powder.
  • Beat very hard for two minutes and bake in very hot iron.

Notes

The original recipe (125 years old)
Waffles pg 324
Mix together one pint of flour and one pint of milk to a smooth paste; add one-half of small cup of butter, barely melted; add to this the well-beaten yolks of three eggs, then the beaten whites and just before baking one teaspoonful of baking powder. Beat very hard for two minutes and bake in very hot iron. This recipe is delicious and never fails. 
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Prefer a dog friendly recipe? Here’s one:

Dog Waffle Recipe

Found on The Dapple https://www.thedapple.com/life/easy-healthy-dog-waffles-recipe
Course Breakfast, Luncheon, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened All-Natural Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1/3 cup Plain Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Eggs, Separated

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix apple sauce, coconut oil, yogurt, and egg yolks. Stir in dry mixture.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into batter.
  • This dog waffle batter will be a bit thicker than a typical waffle batter, so make sure to knife to spread it across the pre-heated waffle iron.
    Follow your waffle makers instructions to cook waffles completely.Allow to cool and then serve to your dog with the toppings of your choice!
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Another dog focused recipe, made from only 4 ingredients!

4 Ingredient Dog Waffles

Found on The Homespun Chics https://www.thehomespunchics.com/simple-dog-treat-recipe-dog-waffles-for-my-dog-waffles/
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • coconut oil to grease the waffle iron (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Heat waffle iron by turning it on and waiting for the light to turn green.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the coconut oil. Use a fork to mash the banana and the other ingredients will bind in.
  • Once the waffle iron is heated, brush on a little bit of coconut oil to grease the plates. Scoop 2 Tbsp. of batter into the center of each section and close the lid to cook. Cook until golden brown.
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And nothing says you can’t eat the dog waffles too!

Not one to dig out the waffle maker (or don’t have one) you can buy your dog waffles! Head to Chewy or pop over to Etsy (this seller has all kinds of tasty looking treats!)


Today is:
•  National I Love Lucy Day
•  National Grouch Day
•  National Cheese Curd Day

Fun things to celebrate! Is your dog more of a Lucy, grouch or cheese curd lover? (Bender is in the cheese curd camp!)

Enjoy the day and the weekend weather as we traipse into depths of fall and hit the time change (November 1st!). Catch you next Friday!

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