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Monday, September 19 2016 10:58

Fall Back into Family with a Weekend BreakFEAST

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THE ROCK FATHER is a proud Hungry Jack  Brand Ambassador

I can fully declare that fall is my favorite season of them all. Sure, I do like every season for different reasons at different times, but there’s just something about the switch from summer to fall that makes everything just feel right. I’ve often felt that perhaps my autumn obsession (and that of all-things pumpkin) might be due, in part, to the fact that I’m an October baby - born just days before Halloween. While there’s many things to love about fall, family is a big part of all of it - from visits to the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, to gathering around the table for a great meal. I’ve always been a big breakfast guy, but when the whole family (or the extended family) is home, there’s nothing better on a weekend than to start the day off right… a time to take things beyond “breakfast” and make it a BreakFEAST with Hungry Jack!

With the table and countertops decked-out in natural fall accents like specialty pumpkins and seasonal gourds, it’s easy to offer a variety of items that can really take pancakes and syrup to the next level. From classic, buttermilk pancakes to the kid-favorite Funfetti, variety is a good thing - and when you’re making those pancakes, don’t forget to let the batter sit for a few minutes after mixing to help make them fluffy. You can whip them up as a batch, or made-to-order, something that works great when you have an electric griddle available.

Hungry Jack Pancakes & Syrup!

Also be sure to have a variety of Hungry Jack syrups on-hand. Warm them up in the microwave (the bottle is made for that!), and have classic Original Syrup, or choose from varieties like Butter, Cinnamon & Brown Sugar and more. A fun fact for people like me that don’t like messes: there’s an easy-pour cap to keep the syrup on your pancakes, not on the table.

You can also do nice, thick Belgian Waffles, with a waffle maker right there (like a hotel or restaurant breakfast buffet!) to give everyone just what they want.

Hungry Jack Belgian Waffles and Oster Waffle Maker!

Add-in the always-great breakfast fruits like strawberry, blueberry and pineapple, along with whipped cream for a finishing touch. Try adding a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice for a seasonal spin on an old favorite!

I also like to have some scrambled eggs available, along with bacon (turkey bacon for my girls), along with a hot cup of Folgers coffee and a glass of ice cold orange juice. This is my plate:

Hungry Jack Pancakes & Syrup!

Celebrate National Pancake Month with The Rock Father and Hungry Jack! One lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine will win an Oster® Titanium Infused DuraCeramic™ 10” x 20” Electric Griddle w/ Warming Tray and a Stainless Steel Flip Belgian Waffle Maker, along with an assortment of Hungry Jack products to help them make their BreakFEAST right!

Hungry Jack Pancakes & Syrup + Oster Prize Pack!

Enter to Win A Hungry Jack BreakFEAST Prize Pack:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following:

QUESTION: What is your favorite thing about fall?

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.

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The Fine Print:

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after October 1, 2016, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided and shipped by Hungry Jack and Oster. This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, a writer for the Netflix #StreamTeam, and serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. Current special projects include promotional campaigns for PJ Masks (eOne/Disney Junior) and Beat Bugs (Netflix). 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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