There are NO RULES

Chase is a constant source of creativity and inspiration.

I was reminded of this one day when immediately upon opening his creature eyelids, he writhed around the house demanding cheez-its in his eggs.

Thankfully, limitless possibilities are a reality for us. And we would be damned if we didn't at least try. Because, isn't it the worst when you come up with an idea and someone is like 'OMG YAS' and then it never happens? And then you're bummed. And then you're wondering why you're hanging out with this person in the first place.

The people you share your food with are just as important as the food itself. It's hard to fully enjoy a meal if the person you are sharing it with doesn't also appreciate it. The experience between the two people will be different individually, but when it comes down to it, when you share a meal it should be a source of collaboration and a new experience that opens up so many opportunities. There are opportunities to learn and grow on every plate.

MY POINT: keep that kid-like ability to think of crazy, big, new, weird shit and DO IT.

Surround yourself with people who make you feel like you can make cheez-it pie for breakfast. Those people who are living their truest, most genuine selves eat cheez-its, or a steak, or buttered noodles*, or chips & salsa for breakfast because they think they can - and they probably do, because THERE ARE NO RULES.

Be in a constant reminder and celebration of every meal and everyone. THINK and ANALYZE about what you're eating and WHY. Give your best intentions to every meal and everyone and life will become a frolicking, pant-less dancing, prancing jubilee with all the odd breakfast foods you could imagine. 




1/2 box cheez-its, crushed

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400°F. Crush those lil golden squares of happiness in a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin or your fists. Add melted butter and mix well until coated. Place in a 8 or 9-inch pie plate, patting it all down and up the sides as much as you can. Bake until golden, about 8 minutes.


4 small yukon gold potatoes, diced

Meanwhile, Cook these in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat with a tablespoon of canola oil until v crispy, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.


8 eggs

1/4 heavy whipping cream

salt and pepper

1 jalapeno, cut in half and sliced (and seeded if you're weak)

1/2 small red onion, chopped

8 grape tomatoes, whole

many dollops of goat cheese (or feta)

Whip eggs and cream, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add potatoes, jalapeño, and onions and stir. Add to pie plate with crispy cheez-it bed. Drop in whole grape tomatoes and scatter the dollops of goat cheese. Bake for 35 minutes or until eggs are set.






*made this for breakfast on Tuesday. Best Tuesday I've had in a while.

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