I love this awesome griddle. In fact, I've used it twice today! See recipes below. It was relatively inexpensive. In fact, my sisters gave it to my for my birthday a couple of years ago. I just wipe it clean (sometimes!) I don't really use the grill side because it's hard to clean, but I have. It works.
I use it to cook tortillas, quesadillas, pancakes, french toast, reheat pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, defrost meat, etc, (It's like magic. Chicken defrosts in like 30-45 minutes just sitting on the cold griddle!) Can you tell I watch way too many infomercials?
I have a gas stovetop and just leave it out all the time. See my last post for a photo of my stovetop.
Click here to get one for yourself! But don't get sucked into Crate and Barrel. You'll want one of everything! I just went to the actual store on Saturday and had to leave before I started adding stuff to my cart. I wouldn't have been able to stop.
Toad in the Hole Recipe
1 slice of whole wheat break
salt & pepper
1. Turn on griddle and smear with a bit of butter.
2. Cut a hole in the slice bread.
I use a sippy cup. It's a good size.
3. Place bread on griddle.
4. Crack egg and pour in hole.
5. Cook for a while.
6. Flip and season.
7. Cook for a while longer.
8. Don't forget to throw your circle on the griddle for extra toast.
9. Feel sad that your baby can't eat a Toad in the Hole :(
10. Make recipe #2 so that your baby is happy.
Here's the smoothie we ate today. No recipe, just tips.
Chocolate Banana Blueberry Smoothie
Avery said it was the best smoothie EVER! Kudos to myself :)
I sometimes use Quik, but as of late just cocoa powder and sweetener
2 cups of milk
2 T cocoa powder
3 T honey
1 cup strawberry yogurt
2 T ground flaxseed
1 t fish oil
I am going to start using the last two ingredients a little more just to give my kids a super-charge of brain power.
If you are wondering what on earth I'm talking about, Read this. It's such a great book on the importance of childhood nutrition.
P.S. Buy it from half.com for about $7.