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Ice Breaker – Breakfast

This morning, I’m coordinating the third annual Sunnyside Up Breakfast Benefit at my office.  For the past three years, I have worked together with a few other co-workers at Siemens in Blue Bell, PA to make breakfast sandwiches with farm fresh eggs, bagels, cheese, and other add-on items.  We sell the made to order sandwiches at the office and donate all the proceeds to a charity connected to our employees.  This year, all the donations are going to the Warriors For Tim FoundationWarriors For Tim is an organization designed to raise organ donor awareness and to help families who are going through the organ donor process or who are on the waiting list for donated organ.  The organization was created to leave a legacy for Tim Raymond.  Tim passed away a couple of years ago after complications from the H1N1 virus (the swine flu) and an infection.  Tim’s dad, John, is a project manager in my department.  I’ve had the privilege of working with John for the past 16+ years.  It’s exciting to lift up John and his family through today’s breakfast.

(If you’re interested in learning more about Warriors For Tim or finding out how you can donate to the cause, click here.)

In honor of today’s breakfast benefit, this week’s ice breaker question is about breakfast.  As usual, I’ll answer the question, and then it’s your turn.  By sharing your answer to the question, you help the Stretched Community to grow as we get to know one another in a fun way.  So here goes….

Question:  What’s your favorite breakfast food?  If it’s cereal, what’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

My answer:  If I had my choice, I’d go with Swedish pancakes.  There’s nothing like the sweet flavor of the buttery and sugary thin pancakes with a mix of toppings.  Whenever I have Swedish pancakes, I think of my grandparents.  My Grandpa Stolpe had a system for eating his pancakes with different toppings.  Every so often, we make the pancakes at our house, and they’re a huge hit every time.

So there you have it.  Now it’s your turn.  Leave your answer in the comments.