It seems that when ever I make waffles there are always some left over. Does this happen to you, too? What I usually do is toast the pieces in the toaster and have them for breakfast or a snack, spread with jam or peanut butter. Well as luck would have it on the day I made the Summertime Vegetable Soup, (see July 16 post) I had a few pieces of left-over waffle in the refrigerator. I was planning on making grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the soup, when inspiration struck: how about using the waffles instead of bread for the sandwiches. Bingo! I was all over that in a second!
Out came the waffles, some sliced cheddar cheese, and some precooked bacon. On a hot grill pan I placed the bacon just to crisp it up, and it was nice enough to leave behind a tiny bit of fat to grease the pan. Next I lay the bottom waffle piece on the pan, covered it with slices of the cheddar cheese, lay on the bacon, more cheese to cover, then the top layer of waffle. Couldn’t be more simple. Keep the heat on low to let the sandwich toast slowly, so the cheese will melt, but not burn the waffle, since it’s already cooked. WOW! These were delicious, and a perfect accompaniment to the soup.