Cooking breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, especially when living in a dorm where home cooking food is extremely rare. Luckily for me, I have a few amateur chefs among my friends. So to anyone who says that you can’t cook as a freshman in a dorm, our weekend cooking adventure proves that wrong.

To begin, gather some supplies for your favorite breakfast foods. We decided that our must haves were bacon, sausage, and pancakes. We also gathered some creative toppings for our pancakes such as Nutella, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and strawberries.

After laborious cleaning, the extremely dirty griddles we were able to get started. (PSA to anyone using communal equipment, please clean throughly both before and after you use it! It will be super clean for you and the people who will be using it after you will not hate you).

Step one was putting the sausage in oven.

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Step two was to begin cooking the bacon. Along with Bri, I was on bacon duty. That day I discovered something absolutely life-changing! Cook the bacon as you normally would, but add a sprinkle of brown sugar on the bacon before you flip it. It creates a delicious maple and caramelized flavor and texture. If you have not tried this already, 10/10 would recommend.

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After that came the fun part! We got real creative with the pancakes. We let our Master Chefs, Kelly, Clint, and Sam, have a lot of fun with their pancake masterpieces. Some of my favorite combinations were Kelly’s cinnamon roll pancakes with a fun cinnamon swirl in the middle and Sam and Clint’s peanut butter and chocolate monstrosity.

All in all it made for both delicious and fun evening. It was even better spent with friends. So if any of you college students are looking for a fun way to kill a few hours with your friends in the dorm, cooking together is such a good idea.

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If there is anything Emily, loves it is food. Good food and friends made for a very happy Saturday!

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