So on my way to doing this morning’s post for
I received this ransom note in my mailbox:
**Who still sends out ransom notes these days via mail, anyway??**
Attached to the note was a picture of a severed head.
I know, rather morbid right?
I mean, what kind of person chops heads off for a Twix bar?
Come on, crazy people.
A “please” will get you far in my world.
No need to threat.
I’ll spare you the picture, but I will say that I was inspired by it.
That is why today’s booo-tiful breakfast is:
A severed skull. With strawberry jam blood oozing from its neck.
My Everyday Waffle Batter Recipe
Seriously. I eat this waffle every morning.
Makes 6-7 waffles
- 2 c. gluten free AP mix (I use Bob’s–my favorite)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbs walnut oil (or whatever oil of choice)
- 2 Tbs flaxseed meal + 5 Tbs warm water (stirred and allowed to sit for 5 minutes)
- 1 1/4 c. hemp milk
- Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Make a well in the center and add all wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Add more milk if needed.
- Cook in waffle iron.
- 2 banana slices
- 1 dried cranberry, sliced in half
- 1 thinly sliced piece of strawberry
- 1/2 c. strawberry jam (or 1/2 cut strawberries and 1 tsp agave syrup) + 1 tsp cornstarch (heat in saucepan until boiling, add cornstarch to thicken, remove from heat and sit until cooled).
- Cut shape of skull with knife.
- Make holes for eyes and place banana slices underneath.
- Place cranberries on top of banana slices for eyeballs.
- Put strawberry slice in between jawline for tongue.
- Add strawberry jam below the neck of the skull.
So what did I do in response to the note?
I sent them back a picture of a half-eaten skull, that’s what.
I even ate the eyeballs and blood.
Sometimes you gotta show the bad guys who’s in charge.
I also sent a polite note informing them that if they want candy,
they have to wait until Saturday for the next post.
Lesson learned: don’t mess with the girl in charge of candy.
The internet totally killed the ransom note. Sad really.
I love jam, I don’t eat half as much as I’d like…..
Well now you can get your year’s worth by pretending it’s blood, Jeni 🙂 (that’s kinda gross, really…) ha
Oh my gosh, this post is SO fun! I love the bloody goo, and the eyeballs rolling up in his head. You are awesome!!
I can’t tell you how pleased I am that you noticed the rolling eyeballs. ha. Thank you, Amey 🙂
This is insanely, awesomely creative. Love love love!
*blushing* Thank you for saying so! 🙂
CUTE! Another fun post from you – I am LOVING your ideas, about to send you some link love 🙂
Aw Nora, you are so sweet to do so! Seriously. You are the best! xox
Umm, you better watch it with the delicious breakfast posts or, one morning, I just might show up at YOUR door. And when it comes to waffles (or any breakfast item, really) I’m not a light eater – so you better make two batches. Or else there won’t be any waffles for you!
For such a tiny lady, you gots a big appetite! Okay, sounds like we have a deal. I come over for Taco Thursdays; you come over for breakfast any day of the week 🙂
I see you received my note. Just send the twix. And no waffling. Bahahaha.
You can be scary when you need your candy fix, GiGi 🙂
yummy strawberry blood. i like your waffle recipe too, i’ll have to try that out. this is actually really cute 🙂
Thanks Rachel! I thoroughly enjoy waffles, myself 🙂
I have just recently used Bob’s Red Mill GF flour and it is fantastic! I’m not gf, but made dinner for a friend who is & it was so easy to convert my recipes with that stuff! That said, I’ve never made a waffle in my life, but my 5 year old son saw this and immediately, matter of factly declared, “That looks like a skull with its mouth hanging open and a bloody neck. You need to make that.” I guess I’m off to buy a waffle iron… =) Bloody skull waffles, what better reason to buy a waffle iron, right?
haha! Your son is a wise little boy 🙂 That is hilarious–I wish I was there to have heard that conversation. And by the way, how in the world do you not already have a waffle iron??? I seriously eat waffles every morning and it’s a shame that you don’t. ha! P.S. Bob’s flour IS the best–I don’t get as good of results with food the way I do with that mix. You are so right when you say it’s easy to convert recipes with it… xo
My experience with waffle irons growing up was very similar to my experience with sewing machines. Lots of parental swearing and a lumpy end result. I’ve just recently begun sewing (mostly pillow cases and Halloween costumes) I probably should suck it up and try waffle making, traumatic past and all… =)
HAHAHA!!!! I love that! 🙂
Mmmm… jammy waffles. I love your skull’s eyes… he looks like he’s rolling them in annoyance like “oh no, someone seems to have slit my throat again. Come ON people!” Seriously cracked me up.
It’s as if you reached into its mind and read its psyche. I’m impressed 🙂 ha!