how did I miss NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY?

Yesterday was National Waffle Day. Yes, we here in America, celebrate he anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Which is The Awesome if you ask me.

(the only thing missing from this picture is bacon. Hmmm, wonder when National Bacon Day is, cuz you know there is one. BRB. I’m checking that now… )

[insert musak while you wait]

and I’m back.

From Wikipedia: International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance, often celebrated on the Saturday before US Labor Day (the first Monday of September). If I found it on Wikipedia, you know it’s true…

Wait. I was just totally lured away from the Waffle by Bacon. Bacon is a naughty meat and should be punished by me eating it. Come here Bacon…

ANYWAY, I love National Waffle Day and I’m sad I missed it, so tonight, I will be celebrating with my kids by making waffles for dinner(with a side of yummy bacon to punish it for being so tempting).

Here’s some waffle trivia for your reading pleasure. (Everyone wants to learn more about waffles)

  • The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.
  • The first Waffle House restaurant opened on Labor Day in 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA.
  • Each year Waffle House customers eat more than 334,000 pounds of pecans in their waffles. That is more than 21 million pecans. Visit WaffleHouse.com for more fun facts.
  • 13th Century A.C. – Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.
  • 1620 – The pilgrims bring Dutch “wafles” to America.
  • 1735 – The word “waffle” – with two “f”s – appears in English print for the first time.
  • Late 1800’s – Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.
  • 1869 – Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.
  • 1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.
  • 1964-65 – Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife’s Brussels Waffle recipe to the World’s Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.

Now you know…and knowing is half the battle!

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