Hungry Jack Brings Back Breakfast Brigade + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
October 31, 2013

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In our home, dinner is the main meal where I make sure we all sit down at the table together as a family.  I have to admit that I’m not as good with breakfast.  In the mornings, the kids are usually eating breakfast while I’m making lunches and double-checking backpacks to make sure homework, permission slips, jackets and lunches are where they’re supposed to be.  Thanks to Hungry Jack, I had the chance to Bring Back Breakfast with my family.

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As a participant in the Hungry Jack Weekend Breakfast Brigade, I was provided samples of some yummy Hungry Jack products and was ready to put them to work and into our tummies.  This past weekend, we were carving pumpkins with the kids and I thought I would try making Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for the family.  I have to admit that I was a little nervous my family wouldn’t like the pancakes, but I was way wrong.  They loved them!!!

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Making the pancakes was simple and quick!  All I had to do was add water and mix together.  I tried to make them into the shapes of pumpkins, but, uh, they didn’t exactly turn out the way I planned.  However, let me say again, everyone loved them, especially when I added whipped cream to the top!

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So, how does a parent “Bring Back Breakfast” in their home?  Here are 3 tips I’ve discovered with our big family:

1 – Put away all electronics.  Yes, that even means me (a blogger) puts away my cell phone.  Without the distractions of electronics, you and your family will have the chance to have meaningful conversations and form bonds that will last a lifetime.

2 – Make extras.  With a big family, I’ve learned to make LOTS of food so there is plenty for seconds and thirds.  Heck, if you have leftovers, pancakes or waffles can be great snacks throughout the day.

3 – Use paper plates.  I know, it’s not exactly the green thing to do, but by using paper plates, it gives me more time to spend with my family that I might otherwise spend at the sink while doing dishes.  


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a “Bring Back Breakfast this Weekend” with Hungry Jack Kit, including a variety of Hungry Jack products and one Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker!!!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

71 Responses to “Hungry Jack Brings Back Breakfast Brigade + Giveaway”

  1. Debbie Jackson says:

    We do big family breakfast with eggs, pancakes and bacon.

  2. steve weber says:

    gotta do big breakfasts on the weekend.. that’s what sets every other morning apart.

  3. D SCHMIDT says:

    We bring it back by making breakfast together and then all sitting at the big table together ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. sandra says:

    bigger breakfasts on the weekend, and some times as dinner

  5. Jackie says:

    I like to have an assortment of breakfast items in the house so everyone can find something they like and we can enjoy breakfast together.

  6. Jennifer T. says:

    I try to start making breakfast a bit earlier than I typically do because the kids are hungry early and fast–especially on the weekends.

  7. Cynthia R says:

    we do breakfast for dinner at least once a month and its a full breakfast- pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns the works!

  8. soha molina says:

    with the waffle maker, I will make waffles.

  9. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    We do Sunday breakfast, my kids love hot breakfast. It’s also a way to get the family together.

  10. Michele P says:

    we sleep in and have brunch on Sat. and Sun. usually have hubby and our daughter help me, then we sit down to a big meal and discuss the events of the week past and the week to come. No distractions, tv, phones, computers, just us… the way it should be.

  11. Von says:

    Breakfast for dinner

  12. Joseph Stowell says:

    Breakfast has always been the favorite meal of the day, especially on weekends. Try something different each day so that it doesn’t become routine.

  13. Carol Yemola says:

    I make pancakes from scratch!

  14. DEBIJOT says:

    We plan special weekend brunches with a big breakfast for everyone.

  15. Kathy S says:

    We have large family breakfasts whenever we have company.

  16. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We have breakfast together on Sunday mornings….something besides cereal makes it seem more special.

  17. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Our family breakfasts always happen on the weekend. But my husband comes home from working third shift sometimes and makes anything from waffles to eggs.

  18. mrsshukra says:

    By eating breakfast together on the weekends: French pressed coffee, sprouted grain blueberry walnut pancakes, no-sodium nitrate sausages and organic eggs!

  19. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    we always do pancakes or waffles on sunday!

  20. We have been getting breakfast at McDonalds a lot lately. We should start cooking more at home.

  21. Nannypanpan says:

    I try to make breakfasts that everyone likes so we will all enjoy

  22. Thomas Murphy says:

    we make a big breakfast every sunday.

  23. Ann B. says:

    I get up early and fill the house with the aroma of a delicious breadfast and they all come running.

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  25. Tara G says:

    We do breakfast together on the weekends since it’s the only time were all awake or home for breakfast. Lots of good food easily brings everyone to the table.

  26. Daniel M says:

    we always make a big breakfast on the weekends together

  27. Ingrid says:

    When the grandchildren come for breakfast, I always have to fix waffles, eggs and sausage, juice and milk.

  28. Tamara B. says:

    The children and I always make breakfast together on the weekends

  29. Ashley H says:

    I make a big breakfast on Saturdays.

  30. Natalie U says:

    We are bad…we will do breakfast out at Cheesecake Factory

  31. Kelly D says:

    I make pancakes and scrambled eggs every weekend and serve fresh fruit and juice on the side.

  32. Lisa says:

    We always make an effort to have a nice breakfast on Saturday mornings!

  33. Betty Baez says:

    We have big family breakfast on the weekends!

  34. Audra O'Hara says:

    My hubby does the BEST french toast and that keeps breakfast going on the weekend in our house. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Vunda V says:

    we do breakfast for dinner sometimes! those nights are my favorite!

  36. Vera K says:

    We like to make breakfast together.

  37. Annmarie W. says:

    I like to make cinnamon rolls! My kids love them, and they make the house smell delicious!

  38. heather says:

    I cook a Big breakfast every morning eggs, hashbrowns, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee and juice.

  39. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We have pancakes every Sunday morning. We all look forward to it.

  40. I’ll make a nice breakfast on the weekends.

  41. Natasha says:

    Sometimes we do breakfast for dinner and everyone loves it!!

  42. Carolyn G says:

    Every Sunday we schedule a real breakfast with friends

  43. Jill K says:

    We often have pancakes and sausage for breakfast on Saturdays ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Tabathia B says:

    We have the kids help make breakfast on the weekends

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  46. Dawn Monroe says:

    It doesnt take much around here. If you servebacon we all come running.

  47. angie says:

    fall is one of my favorite time of years, it calms down a bit and we can all meet for breakfast at least a few times a week. We plan it out and all get involved and the conversation is awesome during planning and at table eating

  48. kelly mcgrew says:

    we normally dont; so this would be a treat!

  49. Marci says:

    We always have weekend breakfasts together. The ones during the week are more difficult. We try to do at least two of them together.

  50. Andrina G says:

    We eat breakfast on the weekends and also one night a week

  51. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    On busy nights we frequently make breakfast for dinner.

  52. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I love the Hungry Jack Microwaveable Syrup! We like to cook breakfast on the weekends. My kids love pancakes, waffles, and French Toast. The kids also like when Dad makes hashbrowns for them. I think bacon should be served for breakfast every day, too.

  53. I make fun things like crepes with berries or fresh fruit pop tarts with rainbow icing

  54. Gianna says:

    I make big weekend breakfasts.

  55. Priscilla Benavides says:

    We have a homemade “big breakfast” every sunday! But during the week we opt for frozen pancakes and waffles, but winning this just might make me wake up earlier to make them fresh daily!
    priscillabenavides at yahoo dotcom

  56. Becca says:

    We love making pancakes with different things like chocolate chips or blueberries in them!

  57. Susan Christy says:

    I make breakfast for dinner.

  58. april yedinak says:

    We have a waffle brunch, that way everyone is awake enough to enjoy what they are eating.

  59. Bo says:

    We never do during the week, but on the weekends, we love to make a big breakfast together – sometimes waffles, sometimes a frittata, always tasty!

  60. Our mornings are so rushed, and my kids have so many things they need to be prepared for. I think making a good, healthy breakfast for them is super important. I do a lot of little extras at night, to prepare for the next day, so I can have time to make sure my kids are well fed before they head off for a long day!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  61. Carmen says:

    We love making homemade breakfasts on the weekend. Thankfully our child is young enough we still are in charge of our weekends.

  62. Lisa L says:

    We do big breakfast with all the fixings on Sundays =)

  63. laurie says:

    we love breakfast and it the most eat meal int he house

  64. trixx says:

    I plan on having breakfast for dinner more often!

  65. Michelle Tucker says:

    We try to make a variety of things on the weekends as a family.

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