Waffles Jan 2021

Winter weekend mornings are made for staying home and cozying up with good food.

If you’re a breakfast person, that could mean a breakfast strata, French toast or biscuits with sausage gravy. If brunch is more your style, try a beef roast in the pressure cooker or a slow-cooked chicken with potatoes and gravy. 

Whether you’re gathering around the table for chilaquiles or piling on the couch with bowls of oatmeal, take time on the weekend to breathe deep, make something you actually enjoy cooking and savor every bite.

Using club soda in your waffle recipe makes a super-crisp waffle. We love these hot off the waffle iron with plenty of salted butter and a little maple syrup. Berry compotes also are delicious with these.

Sunday Morning Crispy Waffles Serves 4

  • 2 cups waffle mix 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 1/3 cups club soda 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 

Heat the waffle iron. In a bowl, combine the baking mix, egg, club soda and oil. Beat with a whisk until smooth.  

Pour onto the waffle iron. Bake until golden brown. 

Here’s a great Instant Pot recipe you can adapt for a slow cooker. For brunch, serve in a shallow bowl with a poached egg on top. 

Instant Pot Green Chili 

Serves 6 to 8 

  • 1tablespoon olive oil 
  • 3pounds cubed pork shoulder 
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1yellow onion, diced 
  • 4cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1(16-ounce) jar tomatillo salsa 
  • 1(14-ounce) can diced tomatoes 
  • 2(4-ounce) cans green chiles  
  • 1/2teaspoon dried oregano 
  • Pinch of cloves 

Heat oil in an Instant Pot on the saute setting. Season cubed pork with salt. Working in batches, brown on all sides, 5-7 minutes per batch. Set sauteed pork on a plate until all is sauteed. 

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and garlic, cooking about 5 minutes. 

Return pork to Instant Pot. Stir in salsa, tomatoes, green chiles, oregano and cloves. Cover and set to high pressure to cook 25 minutes. Use quick release to release pressure. 

Transfer 2 cups liquid (no pork cubes) to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and stir to combine. 

Serve in shallow bowls with sour cream and cilantro. This also is good as a taco filling.

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