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Waffles & Winter Clothing!

Joe & Lexie share fun facts and yummy recipes about waffles for Who Knew Wednesday!

Waffle-making made its way to America with Dutch colonists in the 1620s. It was one hundred years later, in Robert Smith’s Court Cookery (1725), that the English language saw the appearance of the word “waffle” for the first time. Waffles were enjoyed sweet, with butter, syrup, or fruit, or savory, with kidney stew.

The word “waffle” is directly derived from the Dutch wafel, meaning a honeycomb cake.

August 24th in National Waffle Day. That date is significant because it is the date of the first patent issued for a waffle iron. On August 24, 1869, the U.S. Patent Office issued a patent to Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, New York, for his design for an “Improvement in Waffle-Irons.”

If reading this made you crave some waffles, check out this link to 90 different waffle recipes !

We also talk to Sharon Metcalfe about a Winter Supply Drive hosted by The Sheppard’s House: A Church of The Nazarene. The Drive is titled “Take What You Need , Leave What You Can”. check out the full conversation HERE!

Here’s Today Trivia Question for Who Knew Wednesday:

Q: What Shoe Brand’s First shoe was inspired by the Waffle?

A: Nike

Congratulations to Troy of Mount Vernon for guessing correctly and winning a $5 Gift Certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning in to today’s Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe

Who Knew – Hot Breakfast Month

Good afternoon! It was a snowy and cold Wednesday here in Mt. Vernon, but we talked about hot breakfast month today!
Hot breakfast month was established to encourage people to get up and start their day with a meal that’s a bit more substantial than a simple bowl of cereal. Breakfast is an important meal of the day, that much is true, but taking the time to get up in the morning, prepare breakfast, and take the time to sit down and eat a freshly cooked meal is a great start to the day as well. If you would like to read more about Hot Breakfast Month, check it out here!

We asked some of our WNZR staff what their ideal hot breakfast would be (limited to 3 entrees and a drink)…
Abbey Fairless:
French toast, scrambled eggs, and sausage with a big glass of orange juice!
Hannah Radke:
Pancakes, sausage, and an omelet with a vanilla caramel coffee!
Joe Rinehart:
French Toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon with a cup of coffee!
Mine would be chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, and waffles with a cup of Earl Grey tea!

Leave us a comment with what your ideal hot breakfast would be!

We talked a little bit about black pudding, which is a blood sausage dish, popular in Britain and Ireland! Learn more about Black Pudding here!

Here’s a few Bible verses to get you up and motivated in the morning! Nothing goes better with a hot breakfast than biblical motivation, right?
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Check out some more motivational verese here!

Our word of the day word of the day was scrumptious!  Adjective, \ˈskrəm(p)-shəs\
Delightful, excellent; especially delicious.
This word first appeared in English in 1830, and if you’d like to learn more about it, check it out here!

Have a wonderful rest of your evening! Stay warm!
– Lilly


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