Wedding gift registry’s are really popular in the United States. For the first week, our registry only had one item- a Belgian waffle maker. We really, really wanted it. Affectionately in Spanglish we call our waffle maker “casa de los waffles” (house of waffles), and place a dot on it every time we use it. Needless to say it has a lot of dots.
Belgium is known for its waffles and of course its chocolate. For research purposes we had to try both, individually and together. And with ice cream. And strawberries….Turns out our little casa de los waffles doesn’t do such a bad job: it makes practically perfect Belgian waffles, American sized of course, but just as delicious.
The chocolate of course is a different story. Belgian chocolate is delicious, and although we loved our Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bar, nothing compares to fresh chocolate on the street. With a sense of humor, we strolled from chocolate shop to chocolate shop sampling little mannequin pis chocolates and other delicious goodies.