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Batter Blaster

Posted in Portland with tags , , on March 27, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

batter blaster

I’ve gotta get this stuff!

Now, I have to admit, blasting pancake mix out of a can sounds way too messed up for me to actually, seriously consider planning a breakfast around this stuff. (Besides, I’m not really a big breakfast eater anyway.)

On the other hand, blasting pancake mix out of a can sounds really, really fun. And the name alone is great. Batter Blaster. Hey sweets, what’s for breakfast? Batter Blaster, babe.

Last month, Jennifer Guevin blogged about this sweet little convenience in a can:

Batter Blaster, a spray can of pancake (or waffle) batter, started hitting store shelves in the fall. Even though it’s still available only in select stores, it caught the attention of food and kitchen bloggers immediately. Some praised it for its brilliant simplicity. Others scoffed because…well, because it comes in a spray can.

Batter blaster has it’s own MySpace page where it reportedly wants to hook up with — okay, meet — syrup (aka Aunt Jemima). Not only that, but Batter Blaster also has it’s own video…

Personally, I kinda like this one better…

Breakfast of Champions

Posted in Portland with tags on March 1, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

Not everyone is a breakfast eater. A lot of people out there don’t want edibles to come anywhere near their GI tracts until well after 11am… or, at least not until after the first cup of coffee.

Others are tried and true breakfast eaters. Some like pancakes, eggs and bacon. Others go for the lighter side of breakfast — high-fiber, twig-like cereals or fruit or a quick PowerBar. Me, I’m the latter. But I’m a consistent latter. Without my breakfast, I’m just an irritable bitc… um, grouch.

Weekdays are all about consistency and routine, but when the weekend comes around I gladly embrace a bit of free-for-all, at-a-whim living. For Saturday morning breakfast, that means nothing short of grazing. And this morning’s walk through the cold-fridge pasture brought me to a delightful little (albeit untraditional) breakfast…

Breakfast of Champions

Homemade hummus and bread sticks followed up with a dessert of dark chocolate and a nip of port… because, yes, sometimes even breakfast deserves dessert.