Friday, March 23, 2012

Waffle Frolic

Do you ever begin your weekend, vacation, or temporary break from the insanity of life with steel-willed determination that you’re going to use the next two days, week, month catching up on all the things that you’ve been meaning to do? I, for one, often tell myself that the week off would be the perfect time for me to finally deal with that heap of laundry on the floor, the stack of pleasure reading books on my desk, and all the assignments currently taking up space in my Moleskine. I always begin the break with the utmost sense of purpose and determination, only to be thwarted by one of humankind’s worst afflictions: procrastination.


It happens to the best of us. We sit down, tell ourselves that we’re only going to watch one episode, just one episode of Lost and suddenly the whole day is gone. We tell ourselves that seeing old friends is a valid excuse for forfeiting an entire afternoon’s worth of homework. We tell ourselves that sleep or even just lounging around on bed is a luxury that we won’t be able to afford once school starts up again and that we should take advantage of sleeping in until noon while we can.


That, my friends, was pretty much my March Break in a nutshell. I also went on a road trip with my parents, one of my brothers, and my cousin, but that was definitely all play, no work. We went down south to the United States to go shopping to visit Cornell University, in Ithaca. Bucketlist, 16, Kyleen 2.


While we were staying in Ithaca, my brother, my cousin, and I woke up early one morning so we could check out the waffle place we had walked by the night before. Oh gawd, I really love waffles, almost as much as I love bread. It’s one of my guilty white-carb pleasures. After visiting this place, I’m convinced that I need to move to Ithaca get a waffle machine.


I got the breakfast waffle, which consisted of a large 8-inch square buttermilk waffle, tangy and slightly sweet, topped with two fried eggs and a couple slices of crispy, salty bacon. My cousin, being a big eater, opted for the fried chicken waffle, which was literally a waffle with three pieces of fried chicken on top, served with a spicy sauce. Kyle, who has a huge sweet tooth, decided to skip the breakfast (and fried chicken) route entirely and chose to get a dessert waffle served with fried bananas maple syrup, and whipped cream.


Because procrastination doesn't apply when it comes to waffles.

17 comments:

  1. fried chicken and waffles might be something you all take for granted, but I was totally perplexed when i first read about it only a week ago in another blog. I was like waffles with.. fried chicken?? I'm slowly getting used to the idea. It's funny how people find asian food "exotic" and these American foods you're so used to is actually exotic to me!

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  2. Oh procrastination... how much I miss you! My schedule is so tight these days with work, papers to write and projects to do that once one task is fulfilled, the next one is already due so YES! Chillax as long as you can, dear.

    Dayum those mofos look HUGE!

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  3. Yum! Chicken and waffles...so comforting. Great photos!

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  4. I do not blame you for procrastinating... I do the same myself. I think about classroom stuff that I need to prepare, laundry, house cleaning, and then start hyperventilating... Goodness, there's so much to do! Before I get to that, I want to bake this first and blog about it, then maybe I want to sit and have tea, then maybe watch some Dowton Abbey... then then then... break is over and I got none of the important things on my list done. But did I enjoy myself? Heck yeah! Live girl! As long as you get your homework done first, that's all that matters! This is the teacher in me talking.

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  5. Ohhhhhh man that looks good! We have a couple places like that in Portland! A couple do just what you ate, and my favorite ones use a little thinner "normal" waffle, and stuff it with goodies like sausage and maple, ham and gouda, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, and lemon curd and whipped cream, and fold it up! Totally portable and delicious!

    The beauty of procrastination is that everything will always be there tomorrow. Maybe you thrive under the pressure of getting things done the last minute!

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  6. Woah! What absolutely fantastic treats. Those sound so decadent and delicious. I'd love a bit waffle right about now.

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  7. Your pictures are always a virtual tour for your readers. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. YES to the whole procrastination thing...story of my life.

    And SWOON to these waffles! I think they may be worth the trip to Ithaca...

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  9. procrastination is evil! and holy guacamole! those waffles are so awesome!who would've thought they would taste great with fried chicken!

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  10. Ithaca is gorge-eous! (Many tshirts sold in Collegetown will agree.) I visited Cornell over winter break. It's breathtakingly beautiful but so hilly. I only got to stay for a few hours so I couldn't go scope the local eateries. But waffles. I'm obsessed with those fluffy squares of pure deliciousness. Oh, Cornell, you're winning me over...

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  11. Haha, the last pic is more my thing. I don't think I could enjoy a waffle like that with ... fried chicken?! :D. I'd give it a try though, unless it involved internal organs and nasty, funky gunk - I do like to try things before I pass too much judgment. I'm just more accustomed to these things with strawberries, cream and chocolate sauce on top :D

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  12. This is a fantastic idea!I never thought of pairing chicken and waffles. You inspired me!

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  13. All of those look pretty good but I don't think I could stomach a fried chicken waffle in the morning!

    Completely agree with the intentions stuff but most of the time I think I underestimate exactly how long things take to do! I am not superwoman as much as I'd like to think I am!

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  14. Those are HUGE! But definitely look tasty!

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  15. Waffle Frolic sounds amazing! I've been dying to try chicken and waffles - looks so good!

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  16. Now where can I find a chicken and waffle place here???? you just made me crave!

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  17. Though I could not try this (veg) you have me craving the sweet sweet taste of waffles - and I am about to sleep :P

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself

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