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Wednesday, February 24 2016 23:30

Weekends are Made for Family and Hungry Jack…(+ a Giveaway, Too!)

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THE ROCK FATHER is a Hungry Jack Brand Ambassador. #BeYourOwnJack!

Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day, and when it comes to making breakfast for our family, The Rock Daughters have a requirement that pancakes be present. I’ve been on a mission for quite some time to make the “perfect” pancake, and it’s a challenging thing. For awhile, the girls wanted their pancakes on the thin side, and now they like them thicker - finally in what I consider to be the “normal” way. If they’re not just right (keeping in mind that “right” is on a scale that slides much like the mood of these youngsters), they’ll let me know. It could be the size, shape, color, depth - I never know, but with the weekday mornings being as hectic as they are, it’s the weekend when I can work to hone my pancake skills, particularly on Sunday mornings since Saturday as us out the door bright and early for ballet and tap.

My tools...
You could say these are the tools of my breakfast trade...

The opportunity to cook for my family on a Sunday morning is something that I always enjoy - and if the right conditions are present, the girls will tone-down their always-energetic vibe long enough to sit at the table with Mommy while I work on the pancakes… in a small skillet, one at a time, usually sipping a cup of Folgers coffee while I work.

Crafting Breakfast...
Crafting breakfast, while the girls eagerly await their pancake feast...

You could say it’s an art.

Well, not as artistic as those guys that can make a museum-worthy portrait out of a breakfast, but a perfect circle with just the right amount of brown is a straight-up victory.

The preferred pancake for the girls of late is the Hungry Jack Pillsbury Funfetti variety, though they’ll occasionally cast votes between that or Chocolate Chip. If they come out just right, a dab of butter, and a little drizzle of the Original Hungry Jack Syrup (in that famous microwavable bottle) is all they need to top them off.

A Hungry Jack Breakfast... Rock Father Style!
I do like some eggs with mine, but this looks like perfection.

If the weekend could be every day, there would always be breakfast that rocks.

BONUS: Enter to Win a Hungry Jack Prize Pack featuring an assortment of the Hungry Jack products used in this post!

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 Hungry Jack breakfast product - or, which one would you like to try? Click here to see them all, then come back to leave your answer.

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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Two (2) Winners will be chosen on, about, or after March 11, 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 The J.M. Smucker Company, makers of Hungry Jack Pancakes and Syrup.

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, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly 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. 

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 PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, 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 the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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