Last week I got some John Lewis vouchers sent to me as a thank you for something I did ages ago – so long ago in fact that I’d managed to forget they were coming so you can imagine my delight when I opened the post and saw the vouchers!
I thought about buying something sensible like towels or something totally unnecessary like a handbag. I even considered getting a head start on some Christmas shopping but I kept wandering back to the waffle maker that I’ve been lusting over for the last few months.
I’ve been tempted by the delicious pictures that Tanya often posts of the creations she’s made in her waffle maker and I’ve been dying to get one but I couldn’t justify paying for something that I wasn’t sure I’d get my use out of.
I decided to go for it seeing as I was using vouchers and I rushed home to get started with my waffle making. 😉 From the very first batch, the waffles were a huge hit with us all and Miss Frugal is already planning a sleepover so se can wow her friends with them!
Me being me, I wanted to see if I could make my waffle maker better value for money so this last week I’ve been experimenting to see what else I can make using it!
Here’s my five successes….
This delicious one was made from two eggs, a bit of cheese, some chopped tomato and some finely chopped spring onion. I just mixed it all in a jug together and poured it into the waffle maker once it was heated up.
A couple of years ago Mr Frugal bought ME a quesadilla maker for Christmas because HE loves eating them – he was doing me a favour apparently as they were faffy to make in a pan. Now I can make them in the waffle maker though so that’s one less (unnecessary) gadget I need to keep in my kitchen cupboards!
3. Apple Crisps
Slice an apple into thin slices and pop them on the waffle maker for 3-4 minutes and you get delicious apple crisps.
4. Slimming World Friendly pancakes
1 mashed banana, 1 egg and a handful of blueberries can be turned into an amazing Slimming World Friendly pancake when you mix them all together and pop them in the waffle maker for a couple of minutes.
5. Toasted Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love a good toastie?
This one is chilli cheese, pepperoni and red onion and was not only delicious but was also really easy to make too as I didn’t have to get the toastie maker out from the back of the cupboard!
My new little waffle maker makes so much more than I was expecting it to make and I’m pleased I treated myself!
I bought the Sage Waffle Maker from John Lewis for £99.99 and it’s brilliant! It has a well around the outside that catches (and cooks) the overspill which I always end up with and it’s been so easy to clean with almost everything that I’ve made (it doesn’t much like blueberries). It beeps when it’s up to the right heat and when your waffle is cooked to the level of brown-ness that you’ve selected on the dial. If you fancy one yourself, you can have a look at it here.
Don’t miss out on future posts like this – receive updates directly to your inbox by email by adding your email address to the box on the top right of this page and hitting subscribe. You can also find me on BlogLovin, Yummly and Networked Blogs and I’d love to see you over on my Facebook page and on Instagram.