Monday, September 7, 2009

Part-time kitchen help

My refrigerator has taken some time off this summer.
Right before Family Camp we had trouble but Clarence got it running again.

Last week it happened again. Things didn't feel cold enough, although the frozen stuff was still rock hard, just like before. Sure enough, I stuck the thermometer in there and it was in the 50's.
Clarence tore it further apart this time and found the thingamajig evaporator was iced up. Some defrosting courtesy of my hair dryer gave us refrigeration again.

What to do with all the milk gone bad? So far, we've had one batch of bread and two quadruple batches of waffles. My girls love homemade waffles. We'll be making more. Lots more. I had over a gallon and a half of milk when the fridge quit.
Whole Wheat Waffles
(just slightly adapted from Whole Foods for the Whole Family)

2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sour milk
1/4 c. oil
1 T. brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
Beat egg whites with mixer until stiff. Mix egg yolks and milk together in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, beating well after each addition; fold in egg whites. Pour into lightly greased waffle iron. Cook until steaming stops.
We think these waffles are delicious enough to eat plain.
Oh, and yes, we're looking for a new refrigerator. Twice in two months makes us think we're on borrowed time. Hopefully, we can get a new one delivered before our part time one decides to retire once and for all.

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  1. Hey sis, did you see there is a program for appliances like the cash for clunkers program for cars? Google it, I just saw it last week on the internet somewhere. Wouldn't it be great if you could use that for the fridge?

  2. yummmm this recipe sounds wonderful...i printed a copy and i'll try it!!!

    good luck with the's ALWAYS something :)

    Have a great week

  3. We have had that kind of summer....we now have a new car, well new to us, a new toaster, coffee maker, vacuum, iron.

    The recipe does look good. Thanks for sharing. I have missed your regular posts this summer...but I understand.


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