The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869. In honor of this anniversary, National Waffle Day is observed each year on August 24th. So today is the day. National Waffle Day. It seems like the pancake vs waffle debate has raged for years in my household. Husbando likes a nice, soft pancake. Me, I don't like mushy things. Mushiness is not acceptable. That's part of why I don't like to eat biscuits and gravy very often (if the gravy is on the side, we have a chance). I'm not fond of the squishy texture. I like a crunch.

But really, aren't waffles perfect anyway? They're sweet and they have a special little square for each little bit of syrup to go in. You can eat them neatly, square by square, and know that life is perfect in this moment.

Husbando disagrees. He says pancakes can be soft without being mushy. He also appreciates that you don't need a special machine to make pancakes - you can literally make them in a pan. He also notes that making waffles always has some of the batter dripping out, making a mess on the counter.

I don't know how you feel about it, but for me the debate was settled years ago.

Waffily yours,


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