We are switching things up a bit for this Happy Hour Adventure. You may be used to seeing foods one traditionally sees while having lunch or dinner. Some people call it the most important meal of the day, Breakfast! I’ve never been much of a breakfast person since some of my favorite foods are more prevalent during the afternoon. I typically have some fruit or a granola bar and call it a morning. One exception to this rule is whenever I’m visiting my grandma’s. She always says, “Eat like a king for breakfast, a lord for lunch, and a pauper for dinner”. So you know that whenever I go to my grandma’s I’m expecting a feast meant for royalty.

Buttermilk Biscuits

One of my favorite things she makes for breakfast was always biscuits and gravy! Typically the first thing that comes to mind for people is that it must be sausage gravy. You see it as the main gravy at restaurants all across the U.S, but not at grandma’s house. It’s all about bacon gravy here! I know I’m making you drool about biscuits and gravy but unfortunately, I’m not making it for this Adventure. Although I will take some inspiration from my favorite breakfast at my grandma’s. But first, something you may not see in her household.

Infamous Bruch Cocktail

For our first Breakfast Happy Hour, I knew I had to go with a traditional Brunch cocktail seen across the whole nation, mimosas. This is slightly different than your typical orange juice and champagne mimosa though. We are swapping out normal orange juice with an Orange Peach Mango Juice! It’s all about making things a little more tropical in m Adventures. Back before the pandemic, there was one brunch spot that I loved! One of the highlights of this place was that they had all you can drink mimosas, which who wouldn’t love that? However, the best thing about these mimosas was you were able to make your own mimosas. They would fill your glass with champagne and bring out a tray with four different juices: orange, cranberry, pineapple, and peach-mango. So that is essentially what inspired me to make this mimosa.

Mimosa

As expected it tasted like your traditional mimosa with some additional flavors in the mix. You all know my feelings on carbonation, so you may be thinking, why is he drinking a mimosa? Well, I tend to make an exception for mimosas probably because I typically get them when it’s all you can drink. But in the end, it is just your typical tasting mimosa.

Three Ingredients

As I said I’m taking inspiration from my grandma in this Adventure by using biscuits and bacon. However, some inspiration comes from something else that would hit the breakfast table if my uncle was in town. He would take crescent rolls and stuff them with cream cheese and crumbled sausage filling. I’m flipping the script by using bacon and biscuits instead.

Bacon Cream Cheese Filling

To start things off we have to cook up our bacon! Again I really should have kept track of how much of each ingredient I put in. This is something that I just took a little inspiration from a little bit of everywhere. If I remember right I cooked up 4 slices of bacon in the air fryer for the perfect crunchy bacon. Then taking a third of an 8 oz brick of softened cream cheese we will then crumble up the bacon pieces and mix it all until it is thoroughly mixed. Plus a little salt and pepper to help with the seasoning.

Ready for the Oven

If you remember from my Jalapeño Popper Pizza Bites Adventure I cut the biscuits in half which is the perfect amount for each of these Bacon Poppers. Taking a spoonful of your mixture you will place it in the center of your biscuit and wrap the edges around the filling. From there they will be ready to be placed on your baking sheet and thrown in the oven. I just followed the cooking temp and time on the biscuit package.

Bacon Poppers

I know, I know, They don’t look like the fanciest or presentable of items to be munching on. I’m just happy that I was able to get them to the perfect golden brown color! However, it is what is found on the inside that will put a smile on your face.

Bacony Inside

After the perfect break apart we can see what is at the center of the biscuit’s exterior. So many bacon bits all flowing in a pool of cream cheese. Each bite takes you through a textured journey with the creaminess of the cream cheese to the crunchy bacon to help add to the fluffiness of the biscuit. Given how filling biscuits and cream cheese are I did not make it through a lot of these. They were quite delicious and may not be an actual breakfast entree but if you are having a breakfast party this may be a good appetizer to have.

When you take inspiration from parts of your life and incorporate that into the food that you make, it makes the food more special.

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Since this Happy Hour took inspiration from my Grandma I have this question for you. What is your favorite dish that your grandma makes?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!

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