LIFT YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD

Monday Football 12/20/2021.  We have extra football his week.  Due to COVID concerns, the NFL moved several games.  I will be watching football Monday and Tuesday. The Viking and Bears play today. I’ve got the Bears.  The Raiders and Browns play today. I’ve got the Raiders. The Seahawks and Rams will play Tuesday. I’ve got the Rams to win. Who do you think will win?

I woke up this morning wanting waffles; found a cup of semi-sweet dark chocolate.  You’re right. I am having DARK CHOCOLATE BUCKWHEAT BELGIUM WAFFLES.  Dark chocolate is a good mood elevator, and it tastes good.

DARK CHOCOLATE BUCKWHEAT BELGIUM WAFFLES

1 3/4 cups buckwheat flour, sifted, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 egg yolks, beaten, 1/2 cup half-half, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 egg whites, beaten to a meringue, 1 cup dark chocolate, melted, garnish with raspberries and mint leaves.

In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, then sift them at least 3-times, set them aside. Make a hollowed out well in the center in the dry ingredient bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks, half-half, buttermilk, and cooled melted butter; add to the dry ingredients and mix.  Fold in the egg whites, add the cooled chocolate.  Get out the waffle iron, plug it up and allow to heat medium or 350 degrees. Spray with cooking oil, add the waffle batter close the lid, and flip over.  The waffle maker will release steam while the waffle is cooking. When the steam stops, you can check on the doneness of the waffle. The waffle usually takes 5-minutes to cook. When the steam stops, the waffles are done

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