RememBear This: Homestyle Eggo Waffles
No slogan was more apropos in my house than “Leggo my Eggo.” You see that size box? 60 waffles! That’s how we did it ’round my way. Go big or go home. Lord do I love these toasted circles of heaven. I’m not sure there is a single product that I ate more of from the ages of 10-13. My brothers and I would consume them at a rate even Fat Monica (Geller-Bing) would be impressed by.
First thing in the morning I would pop a couple of these in the ToastMaster, give a dust blow to the good ol’ Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker cartridge, run back to the kitchen, prepare my feast and settle in for a 1/2 hour of head boppin’ beats.
Depending on how I felt, I had several ways to prepare and enjoy them my Eggos:
The Classic – Obviously the most common way to have a waffle with a slab of butter and some good ol’ pancake syrup (Aunt Jemima if you’d like).
The Elvis (sans bacon) – Beautiful golden brown waffle layered with creamy Skippy peanut butter, sliced bananas and drizzled with honey (from the Honey Bear of course).
The Hippie – Toasted waffle topped with Smuckers strawberry jam (or whichever flavor sparks your fancy) and covered with cottage cheese. This was learned from my father. It may sound strange but honestly try it. The contrasting tastes of the cottage cheese and jam combined with the difference in temperature of the ingredients makes for a marvelous concoction.
The WTF? – I don’t know how this started or why necessarily I did this but I loved it. Similar to the classic preparation but using Country Crock and pancake syrup. Toasted Eggo, Country Crock (in every square), topped with syrup and nuked in the microwave for 30 seconds. You may be asking yourself why the radiation blast but I’m telling you, It does something to it, like Blanka from Street Fighter, it gets badder and better. The waffle softens up and absorbs the spread and the syrup. They meld into one delicious beautiful puck of breakfast perfection.
So how do you like your Eggos? What’s the strangest way you enjoy them?
Look at those killer special effects. For 1993 this ad was way ahead of it’s time.