Friday, April 3, 2009

Put the Wagons in a Circle

I'm on vacation for a week! The gun cleaning post and a some others are saved to automatically post so come on back! Friends will be holding down the Range with Barkley and Brigid, Jr. and I made plans to meet up out West to see what kind of trouble we can get into.

To start off the vacation - corn waffles.

Good - but they're needing something. Blueberries.



  1. Corn Waffles, mmmm.

    Saved a recipe from one of the last dead-tree numbers of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, for corn pancakes, obviously NOT my mother's recipe, but if I get a chance...

  2. Corn Waffles - Light and Crisp, a good base for about anything, from delicate fruit to (hold onto your arteries) fried chicken cutlets and cream gravy.

    Cornmeal Waffles

    1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 tsp sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 large eggs
    2 cups buttermilk
    5 T butter, melted and cooled OR 1/3 c vegetable oil

    Sift flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.

    In another bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and 3 T oil. Add to flour mixture and whisk just until combined. (Very important, do not overmix. Waffle batter should be slightly lumpy.)

    Meanwhile, Preheat your waffle iron and turn your oven to 200°F.

    When waffle iron is preheated, oil lightly. Spoon batter into prepared waffle iron and bake per the directions on your maker (mine is easy, green light comes on, DONE).

    If you are making a bunch of these, keep in heated oven on an oven proof plate or pan until the rest are cooked. Do not butter or apply any topping until ALL of the waffles are cooked.

  3. Brigid,

    These look fantastic! The last picture with the blueberries in the waffle is down right sinful . . . . . Forgive me Lord for I shall sin

  4. How far west? If you're ending up the high desert, look me up.

  5. Have a great vacation! Thanks for the receipe.

  6. Oh my...and blueberries are my favorite...

    WV: mylli (solo reinvent after vanilli died)

  7. Have a splendiferous week out west, Brigid. May you find your loved ones well and happy.

  8. I learned that, yes, one can make blueberry waffles in the waffle iron if one is willing to clean up the exploded blueberry mess. That's what I love about baking--something is bound to blow up eventually!

    Your method of using the blueberries as a topping appears to be much more kitchen friendly.

  9. Have a good time on vacation. I love the auto post feature for field time.

  10. I just found you site over at suburbansurvival blog. I like it a lot. I think have a lot to learn from you as I am taking the rest of my gun safety course next Saturday. I too am a cook. My next book is acookbook/sustainability book. My last book is Just In Case: how to be self sufficient when the unespected happens. I write and teach on the subject of sustainability, sel sufficiency and family preparedness. So glad to find a new neighbor and looking forward to eggnog pancakes. Hope you visit at I have limited number of books I ma giving out to fellow preparedness bloggers if you are interested.

  11. Oh! Oh!

    That is the single best looking thing I have seen all week!

    I WAS thinking of grilling a couple pork chops tonight..... now I am not so sure. Impressive.... and tantalizing.

  12. Wow, a week of vacation...

    Hope you get the rejuvination you deserve, be safe Brigid.

  13. If West inc's TX, DO call! Trooper and I are off Sun/Mon and happy to entertain...

  14. Omigod! Recipes in the sidebar...:::sniff::: Brings tears to my eyes. I just have to try out those recipes. Thanks for making this country tastier one recipe at a time.

  15. Stay safe, have fun, and get plenty of range time in. the mushroom

  16. Hurry home. We miss you, and so does Barkley.



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