I love to cook and bake, but I also like to do other stuff(like knit and sleep), so when I make something that takes a bit of effort and mess, I like it to last for more than one meal. Waffles are a case in point: always delicious, always a hit, but a bit more time consuming than buttered toast. Enter my favorite kitchen tool the Cuisinart Griddler which makes the best grilled steak and chicken tenders indoors, and with the optional waffle plates makes multiple waffles at once a snap. I use Martha’s recipe and add a scoop or two of vanilla whey protein powder to give them a bit more nutritional oomph
Of course the batter makes a giant stack even my gang can’t get through in one meal, so I stack them up, separated by waxed paper, then wrap in foil and freeze. Super easy to throw in the toaster anytime.
We also like bacon, but I can’t be standing over the darn pan flipping and watching. Meet my friend oven-cooked bacon:
Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty foil and lay out your bacon. Heat your oven to 400 and pop the bacon in. Check and rotate your pan after 10 minutes. Assess done-ness and give another 5 if not crispy enough, repeat in 5-minute increments until done to your liking, and drain on paper-towel-lined plates. I cook the entire package, and like the waffles, I wrap the leftovers, refrigerate and then crisp in the toaster oven for another meal. Yum!