The next morning finds our brave Group attempting to shake off the red-wine-induced hangover from the previous night's celebration. Hangovers, especially those caused by red wine (which contains high levels of congeners) have no true cure. However, T-Dog promises Glenn that his high-protein breakfast will help.
After breakfast, the Group learns the devastating truth. The CDC is running out of power. The nation's other Disease Control Centers have also fallen. And most terrifying of all: the facility will self-destruct as a last-ditch measure to prevent the release of the deadly disease samples they store.
They convince Dr. Jenner to release them from the underground stronghold, although the topside exits remain sealed. The Group ends up blasting their way out, with only moments to spare before HIT explosives bring the monstrous facility down to rubble. Jacqui is lost when she elects to stay behind with Dr. Jenner. And once again, our Group is adrift; enjoying only one day of peace before losing it again.
Though their hope is fading fast and they nearly got blown to bits, at least they got to start their day with a good breakfast.
The WDSCB has no doubt that T-Dog's powdered eggs were delicious. He likely used dried herbs to add flavor. And cheese powder to create the illusion of an omelette.
Be sure to make the Maple Syrup Muffins. After all, carbs must do something for a hangover. Don't forget to serve Tang....the orange drink that is good enough for the astronauts.
Crank up some Bob Dylan tunes....
And when the dead rise; keep an extra hand grenade in your purse.
Cheddar Herbed Scrambled Eggs
4 Tbsp. Powdered Egg Mix (the WDSCB recommends Honeyville)
8 Tbsp. Water
1/4 tsp. Thyme
1/4 tsp. Rosemary
1/4 tsp. Garlic
1/2 tsp. Land O'Lakes Cheddar Sprinkles.
Mix Powdered Egg Mix, water and all herbs in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Let sit for a few minutes.
Heat a skillet, coated with nonstick cooking spray, over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and stir every few seconds with a rubber spatula (the same way traditional eggs are scrambled). Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until softly set.
Sprinkle with Cheddar sprinkles and serve immediately.
Maple Syrup Muffins
2 cups Bisquick (Heart Smart variety)
1 cup Almond or Soy milk
Powdered Egg mix to equal 1 egg
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup (divided)
Preheat oven to 400°. Mix all ingredients (except maple syrup) in a medium mixing bowl until blended. Stir in 1/4 cup of the maple syrup. Blend well.
Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup of maple syrup over muffin batter, dividing evenly.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
Serve hot with jam or jelly if you have it.