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Get creative with breakfast

Baseball practices, dance rehearsals, school work, and other weekday activities often make family mealtime seem like a thing of the past.

If you’re looking for ways your family can spend more quality time together, consider bringing back breakfast this weekend.

Here are some easy tips to help make breakfast a family occasion:

Make breakfast special. Each week, request that a family member choose a fun theme for the breakfast table. From sports teams to movie themes to favorite colors – you’ll see that the choices are endless and they can inspire creative breakfast menus.

Find some breakfast helpers. Let the whole family practice their cooking skills by helping you in the kitchen. Serve foods that are easy to dress up, such as Hungry Jack pancakes. Sometimes the simple pleasure of a warm plate of pancakes is all you need to create the perfect start to your weekend mornings together.

Create breakfast menu magic. The sky is the limit when you have extra time to craft a hearty breakfast, so serve a variety of foods your family will love. You can’t go wrong with breakfast classics – from fresh veggie and egg dishes to the warm, fluffy goodness of a stack of pancakes.

Upside-Down Breakfast Stacks

Nonstick cooking spray

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

6 fully cooked sausage patties or 6 vegetable sausage patties

3/4 cup Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix

1/2 cup water

Shredded sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese (optional)

Hungry Jack Original Syrup

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 6 muffin cups or glass custard cups generously with nonstick cooking spray. Divide eggs evenly into prepared muffin cups. Top with sausage patty. Whisk pancake mix and water together in medium bowl until smooth. Pour evenly over sausage. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 2 minutes. Invert onto baking sheet. Sprinkle immediately with cheese, if desired. Serve warm with syrup.

– Family Features

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