Thursday, March 25, 2010

International Waffle Day 2010

That's right! Today, March 25, is International Waffle Day.

The holiday originated in Sweden as VĂ„ffeldagen. For Christians it marks 9 months before Christmas and the day that Archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary that she was pregnant. It also generally marks the beginning of spring. Swedes celebrate by making waffles!

Here's a Roman Meal waffles ad from 1980:

Roman Meal Waffles - 1980

I got an e-mail from Monica at Konnect Public Relations this week, and she shared with me an ingenious recipe for "Bacon 'N' Batter Blaster Waffles". I haven't had Batter Blaster before, but I will need to give this a try soon! Here's the recipe she gave me:

Bacon 'N' Batter Blaster Waffle


-1 Can of Batter Blaster

-2 Strips of Bacon per waffle

-1 Waffle Iron

-1 Paper Towel


Take two strips of bacon and lay them across each square of the heated waffle iron. Close the iron and let the bacon cook and sizzle until almost done. Once finished, take a paper towel and very lightly clean any excess grease from the iron (make sure to leave some inside). Spray Batter Blaster into the waffle iron and let it cook together with the bacon. Take out the finished product and cover with syrup or other desired toppings. Enjoy!

The Outcome:

A delicious bacon-infused waffle! The best of both worlds, the Bacon 'N' Batter Blaster Waffle fuses the taste and texture of a waffle with the added savory flavors of a crisp piece of bacon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day at McDonald's

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's an old coupon card from a Kansas McDonald's restaurant in 1976. You could punch out the shamrock to wear and cash in the coupon for some free McDonaldland Cookies.

The happy little leprechaun seems to be enjoying a Shamrock Shake, while ready to smoke that pipe in his other hand.

McDonald's Leprechaun
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