Sunday, August 21, 2011
It is Mr. Bugigangas' birthday today and so now I can reveal the grand culinary surprises he received. He specifically asked for a repeat of the first meal I made him...and then I decided to go all out and do a waffle breakfast. Yeast-risen Belgians, to be precise. Waffle-makers are difficult to come across here (and horribly designed--took me 25 minutes to clean the dang thing afterward) but worth it for the yumminess. I made a full batch recipe and have 3 or 4 breakfasts worth now stashed in the freezer.
Breakfast in bed was a bit of an ordeal, as the bed broke at the same time as I handed him the tray! V- insisted on sitting in the lopsided bed anyhow and gave a hug grin. "Does this mean...we have a wafflemaker?" Oh yes. I'm the kind of woman who buys her husband kitchen appliances for his birthday. And he likes it!
So, on to the good stuff...
(Photos courtesy me, Flickr user Haseo and the waffle recipe link)
Breakfast: Belgian Waffles with mangoes, strawberries and whipped cream
Lunch: Filet Mignon on the grill with herbed zucchini
Dinner: Homemade pizza in 2 varieties: Blue Diavola (hot pepperoni with blue cheese) and Muffaletta (salami with Italian pickled vegetables)
Desserts: Rocky Road Ice Cream and the Bestest Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipes are tagged to originals or lead to my recipe site if they've been significantly altered.
The grill is starting up, so I'm off to chop some zucchini!