I couldn't help myself! I just had to show you what my son's birthday meal wish was. Chicken and waffles! This would probably be an acquired taste for some, but my family all loves it. My son's sweet wifey made a huge batch to feed our group for my son's birthday this year. He was as happy as a hog in slop! hahaJust in case you don't have a good recipe for homemade waffles - I've used this one for years.
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking soda
3 Tblsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs separated
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or regular milk (can also substitute eggnog if you prefer)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter
Heat a waffle iron to high.
In a clean dry mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. In small mixing bowl, beat the 2 egg yolks with the buttermilk (or regular milk or eggnog) and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Carefully add in the melted butter and stir to combine. Fold beaten egg whites into batter until thoroughly combined. Spray top and bottom half of your waffle iron with cooking spray and fill bottom half with waffle batter. Lower top lid and cook for about 2 minutes or until brown and lightly crisp. Makes 8 waffles.
You can also add chopped pecans to the waffle batter. Just sprinkle them on after you pour the batter onto the hot iron. Or you can add fresh blueberries or cherries or chocolate chips, etc... use your imagination. These are sooooo good for dinner!