(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!