You know one of the things I get excited over as a parent? When I find a show, but not just any show, a really good series that I can watch with my teen. With so many choices these days you would think this would be easy. Unfortunately there’s so much questionable content which makes it not so simple. Thankfully Netflix brought Stranger Things into our lives a few years ago and my teenage son and I quickly became obsessed. Three years later, after getting immediately hooked on this set in the 80’s-supernatural-mystery series, Stranger Things season 3 has arrived.
We wanted to celebrate season 3 in a fun way, and what’s better than food. Whether you are a fanatic like my teen and I or a Stranger Things newbie, you will want to keep reading to get this easy recipe and see the deliciously unique spin we put on one of the character’s favorite foods in the show.
What is the plot of Stranger Things?
First let me say there are no spoilers here. If you have yet to start watching this incredible show, I will give you a brief overview about the plot of Stranger Things.
The show’s backdrop is Indiana in the 1980s (which that alone is pretty epic). A young boy, Will Byers, vanishes into thin air near a top-secret government laboratory. The same night of Will’s disappearance a strange young girl, who gets called Eleven, appears at a local diner. This whole quiet town gets turned upside down which creates a supernatural trail, extraordinary mysteries, tests the bonds of friendship and much more.
Is Stranger Things Season 3 The Last?
Since Strangers Things season 3 (Stranger Things 3 on Netflix) was just released (July 4th), I haven’t finished watching it yet. Once I finish I’ll be able to better give you my thoughts on whether or not I think there will be a season 4.
Now I have heard, after reading various things online, that Stranger Things will end after season 4 or 5, so hopefully we still have a few years left to soak up this amazing show.
What Food Do They Eat on Stranger Things?
Food is my love language and I have noticed that it plays a pretty big role on Stranger Things too. When thinking about what food do they eat on Stranger Things, the kids are seen enjoying everything from sausage and pepperoni pizza, to scrambled eggs and of course Eleven’s favorite food, Eggo waffles.
You know how when you think of E.T. your mind instantly goes to Reese’s Pieces? Well, that is kind of what Eggos are to Stranger Things.
Keeping that in mind, my son and I decided a great way for how to celebrate Stranger Things Season 3 would be to share our Eleven inspired waffle cake recipe.
We whipped up homemade waffles (which I will show you how to easily create), instead of using Eggos
Stranger Things Season 3 How to Celebrate
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1 tblspn sugar
- 1 tspn salt
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tblspn white vinegar
- 2 tblspn vegetable oil
- Spray Can Whipped Cream
- Black GEL Writing Icing
- Red Icing
- Orange Icing
- Blue Icing
- Yellow Icing
- Green Icing
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine coconut milk and vinegar. Set aside.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt & sugar. Set aside.
- Combine apple sauce and oil with milk mixture.
- Add wet and dry mixture together and beat with a hand mixer until the batter is smooth.
- Spoon onto the waffle iron.
- Remove from the waffle iron when steam slows down or the edges are browned, or when the waffle iron opens without tearing the waffle in half.
- Once you have 3 waffles fully cooked, assemble the "waffle cake" by putting whipping cream between each layer, then drawing a loose "w" shaped line with the black writing icing, two times across the top waffle.
- Using the colorful icings, add dots of one color of icing to each point of the "w" lines -- I used two dots of each color.
- Serve and enjoy!
This Stranger Things season 3 inspired waffle cake recipe would be perfect for a Stranger Things themed party, a breakfast your whole family would enjoy, or anytime really.
You could even save this post for next season and have a mini release celebration just like my son and I did.
Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, or even put your own unique spin on it.