Make this delicious waffle sandwich for a quick lunch! All you need is sandwich filling ingredients and some waffles leftover from breakfast.
I’ve left winter behind me. Not to brag or anything, but right now I’m looking over a view of pristine ocean and miles of green mountains. 7,000 miles from home (according to my geographic calculations, which aren’t great). But I’m several thousand miles from home, I think. In the beautiful, glorious green of New Zealand.
All I know is, I’m a long way from Idaho.
Yesterday we toured the city. My sister has been living in Australia for a year and New Zealand for a month. She takes on the accent when she talks to people. I’m left to muddle along using words like “porch” (it’s supposed to be a more dignified “verandah”) and “trash can” (it’s actually a rubbish bin, folks). But, hey, at least they speak English here. I think.
We also went on a hike. Except since none of the more hardcore members of my family are here, hiking involves walking about 300 feet and then stopping for a long break in which we discuss the meaning of life and poke each other with sticks. I have an unfair advantage when we start on uphill again, since I’m used to living quite high up in the mountains and everyone else has been living at sea level. This advantage is new for me. I’m used to being at the tail of the group, wondering when we might stop for a break and wondering if I’ll throw up before that happens.
I made a final batch of waffles a few days before I left for NZ, seeing as how I might not be near a waffle maker for a long time. The thing is, these waffle sandwiches make a lot of sense. Because you can have waffles for breakfast and then sandwiches for lunch without having to spend money on rather bad gluten free bread. Of course it doesn’t exactly taste like a sandwich with bread, but it actually works really well and tastes pretty fantastic.
So, this isn’t exactly a “recipe” because sandwiches are all about doing your own thing, but here goes nothing.
Click here for the gluten-free waffle recipe. Just be sure to skip the cinnamon and vanilla in the ingredients!
- 2 whole leftover waffles (recipe linked to above!)
- Sandwich filling ingredients. Some options are below!
- 2 large cheese slices
- sliced tomatoes
- sliced meat or thin large burger (this is what I used)
- Stack all of the fillings on one waffle and put the other waffle on top. Slice into four chunks. If you're taking this to work, put toothpicks through each one to make sure that they hold together well. And there you are. Enjoy.