Breakfast of champions…or losers?

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Georgi vodka. Flavored vodkas like waffle, popcorn, bubblegum, raspberry, whipped cream, mango and green apple.

I’m really not sure I understand this whole idea of pairing alcohol with breakfast. Is this some variation of the hangover cure that tells you to have a beer to clear up your symptoms? Or is it a way to keep drinking until sunset? Or has drinking become so boring that it needs to be infused with breakfast flavors, too?

Either way, Georgi created this vodka for national waffle day back in August. It was served at the Holiday Inn Express in the form of waffle-tinis….the vodka on ice with a mini waffle on the rim of the glass. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a picture of the real one, but this one is pretty close to compare to.

Bagel buoy boy – Summertime swimmer art

A bagel made to look like it's a person in an intertube raft buoy. Legs and arms made of cream cheese with red pepper flippers, green pepper sunglasses, cheese hair, red pepper snorkel

Now that I’m really inspecting and admiring this, the cream cheese does look a little gross, eh? Ah well, it’s still awesome!

Also, the recipe suggests adding nutella to the cream cheese for a darker skin complexion. I’m not sure I would’ve considered doing that at all, but I love the idea. <3

….and there’s the realization yet again that the simplest things make me giddy. To be sitting at my computer, smiling at a screen while I type, at the thought of adding chocolate to make a cream cheese swimmer a more accurate color for some people? Uh, yeah, I might have issues. Oops.

Homemade pancake mix recipe (Bulk OAMC)

2009, breakfast, oamc, recipes, tips | August 2, 2012 | By

Large fruit punch jug reused to hold pantry goods like homemade pancake mix

I don’t buy fruit punch in the first place, but somehow we ended up with these huge jugs (from a party?) that were too good to throw out. One of them was converted into a jug of homemade pancake mix.

I’m not a fan of spending the money on the mixes in the first place, but I can’t argue with the convenience of having a box already premixed and just needing an egg or some water. We could spend the same money on all the ingredients for several boxes worth instead, though, so why not?

Homemade pancake mix stored in large jug with instructions recipe
(The sister’s handwriting circa 2009)

The mix:

    • 8 C. flour
    • 6 T. + 2 t. baking powder
    • 4 t. salt
    • 2/3 C. sugar
    • 1 1/3 C. dry non-instant milk powder or 2 2/3 C. instant milk powder
    • (If you have powdered eggs, you can add 1/2 of the dry product here and you won’t have to add an egg later)

How to use:

    • 1 1/2 cup mix
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 egg
    • 2 T oil

Cook your pancakes as you normally would. :) Add a bit more water or a bit more powder if it’s too thick or thin, respectively.

Tip: Make sure you write the recipe for use on the back so you don’t have to look up how much to use every time.

Tip: Add this to your “once a month cooking” list and you’ll always have a steady supply of the mix, too.