Once in awhile I love to have breakfast for dinner and that usually involves waffles with cream and strawberries, and bacon on the side, because it was a family tradition from when I was growing up.
My favorite recipes for waffles are in this sweet little 1940s cook book that I founds years ago.
This time I chose the sour milk waffles.
I always change out the melted shortening for real butter and I add a teaspoon of vanilla.
Sometimes, I add bacon to the mix, sometimes I don't, but this time I did.
I use a silly heart waffle maker that I've had for about 25 years.
The waffles are thin, but I like them, because you can put the strawberries and cream between them.
First I make the strawberries.
I cut them up in chunks and add some sugar and a little lemon juice and set them aside.
For the cream I just mix together sour cream and sugar.
You can use white sugar or brown sugar.
I add a little sugar at a time until it's kind of sweet with a bit of tanginess and then cover it and put it in the fridge until it's time to eat.
Then I gather the ingredients for the waffles.
The bacon was made ahead of time. I took about 5 pieces and chopped them up and then left the rest of it in the oven at about 200 to keep it warm.
Time to stir it up.
Then add the bacon.
Here they are, all cooked and ready to eat.
I keep them in the oven on a plate until they're all done, along with the bacon.
Sometimes I like to have dinner in the kitchen and this was one of those nights.
Somebody was very patiently waiting ;)
Time to eat!