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Brunch on the Rocks

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This is the story of TangerineBadger. She's very particular about her food, so she likes to take brunch in a certain way.
 
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Step 1: TangerineBadger's morning routine

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Every Sunday, she sleeps in late before taking the time to prepare a leisurely meal of Eggs Benedict, cereal, bread, fresh fruit, orange juice, champagne and a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee.

When the weather's fair, TangerineBadger goes outside to enjoy her meal over the Sunday papers. Most weekends she'll sit on her veranda while she eats. If it's an especially gorgeous day, she'll consider going slightly farther afield.

Step 2: Searching for the ideal location

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Sometimes she has to drive for miles, just to find the perfect spot for a picnic brunch.

Step 3: Scenery is important

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She believes that selecting the appropriate surroundings is key to fully appreciating a good meal. Ideally, she'll take her brunch to a spot that affords a panorama of rolling hills and lush forest.

Step 4: A cosy little spot on the hillside

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Rather than just plonking herself down willy-nilly atop an open hill, TangerineBadger likes to take a little bit of care in choosing her brunching seat.

Ideally, she'll abseil down a sheer cliff face to a cosy cranny that's sheltered from harsh, champagne-warming sunlight and distracting, newspaper-rustling breezes. Once she's in the perfect position, she'll nestle snugly into the tailor-made harness sewn into the fabric of her pyjama trousers, kick back and finally enjoy her morning meal in comfort and style.

Ah, brunch.
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Snotflower4 months ago

Mental, love it. I'd say I'm gonna try this but I'm really not. :)

LOL...BRILLIANT!!

susiemc1 year ago
You guys are AWESOME!!
I would like to try this with real food. It would be difficult not to spill it, though.
dtraxler3 years ago
I really enjoyed reading this instructable. It was especially fun reading your comments. Keep up the good works!
Thank you!

It was hilarious for us, so I'm glad you're enjoying reading about it :)
Nice touch with the coffee.
and @Biggsy I'm stealing those hands for later;)
Thanks!
Chuck US3 years ago
You guys are crazy!
No-one eats cornflakes any more. Everyone knows that a bran based cereal is better for you, particularly on a Sunday morning.
Otherwise this is a most excellent and entertaining instructable. Great job!
You were probably glad to hear I knocked them down the cliff then ;-)
Also, one of the rolls was seeded wholemeal, and full of nutritional goodness.

Thanks for your kind comment. We had fun!
Spydamonky3 years ago
SO AWESOME!! I'm going to try this!!
Get some bacon and eggs while climbing, AWESOME!!
PenfoldPlant (author)  Spydamonky3 years ago
Cool, I can't wait to see the photos!
Be careful, obviously, but have fun!
i think i'll try it legit though
hoist a fully loaded tray up after me obviously with plastic plates and cutlery. mabey just cling film over the plates to prevent a spill.
should be fun :D
ilpug3 years ago
that is great. I didn't even know the food and everything was fake until i was told. wonderful. Although this conjures the obvious question of "Why?" i think i have found the answer: "Because it's awesome"
PenfoldPlant (author)  ilpug3 years ago
:-D
That's reason enough for us.
Rob O3 years ago
Haha! This is a great project. You totally had me going at first.
PenfoldPlant (author)  Rob O3 years ago
Thanks! I'm really pleased that people think it looks convincing. When we were at the rocks, we had a lot of fun walking along really carefully with the tray, then pretending to sneeze and nearly throwing the food all over startled bystanders.
vincent75203 years ago
So it was not for real ???…
I feel like being had …

Still have to find a way to have breakfast in a different way …
(maybe just another recipe ?…)
It was very real in that I was really up there on a cliff in my jimjams with a tray of food in my lap.

It wasn't real in that it was glued down and I didn't eat any of it.

This is more about taking the idea of brunch, and moving it somewhere totally unexpected. I'm sorry that our illusion fooled you!
(Well, I'm not really sorry, more proud ;-))

But if you want a recipe for very real eggs benedict I'd be happy to email you mine.

Naaah ! … Dontcha worry about eggs benedict : would rather have them over.
It was only the wording "brunch on the rocks" that fooled me. I thought of another type of beverage for my brunch.
That's all.

Then again your performance on real rocks impressed me… But I thought it would go without saying.
Why not do it again later and up the ante? with real unsecured food? you might set a record.
yep … a record of messed up bacon, broken eggs and splashed orange juice and coffee as a funeral decorum over my dead body lying at the base of the cliiff.
But then everybody has to go : I may be famous for a few seconds in world history.
pigeonpants3 years ago
Oh. My. God. XDD

A) You guys *totally* fooled me,

B) Beyond just the kudos on that, the glass of champagne is BRILLIANT if you ask me. I saw that and was like, "Wow! That's really going the extra mile!" =D

C) Just amAZing work goin' rock climbin' in your jammies. ^_^

I've been learning how to unicycle, and once I get good enough, I'm totally gunna make myself one of these, and just cycle around enjoying a good brunch, and maybe even the paper. ;D

For reals, this instructable just totally filled my tummy with giggles and absolutely made my day more smiley! If I could give hugs through computers, you'd both get a big hug right now! =D
A) Great! Glad to hear that.

B) Thank you! We were rather chuffed with that idea ourselves.

C) Thank you again. I'm really happy we made you smile, and lots of hugs back to you!

PP can unicycle, while I gave up after a few scared attempts. However, I'd love to live vicariously through you and see pictures!

PenfoldPlant (author)  TangerineBadger3 years ago
You say that, but this is what happened last time I went unicycling...
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Azayles3 years ago
That is utterly amazing and I was totally taken in by it! It all looks so real! The only bit I though looked "impossibly neat" was the drizzle of hollandaise sauce on the egg. But then I quickly dismissed that because I thought you put so much effort into making a good breakfast, that you made it that neat looking on purpose.
It all looks so appetising, too! I was thinking "Wow this girl really enjoys a good breakfast!"

You SO need to take that tray onto a rollercoaster or log flume ride at Alton Towers or somewhere and get your picture taken :D
It'll look something like this
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Aww, thank you! I usually slather on a lot of hollandaise sauce (what can I say, I love butter!), but made an effort to keep it restrained, so the ham and egg could be seen clearly. Thanks also for the inspiration for where to take the tray next, and bonus points (oh yes, I rate the comments in my head) for citing xkcd :-D
Ninzerbean3 years ago
You are amazing!
Thank you!
mary candy3 years ago
Funny !
I'm going to add this ible to my favorites.
Sometimes I need to make fake things for some film set .
Thanks!
My main two tips from this project: you can never have enough gelatine or superglue ;-)
Biggsy3 years ago
hehehe this is AWESOME welldone highfives allround :D

(one for each of you ;-) )
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PenfoldPlant (author)  Biggsy3 years ago
Thanks, Biggsy!

At the first possible opportunity, we'll both high-five the monitor together :-)
hehe okay then just remember


I am not in any way responsible for any damages that you may incur when claiming your high five. These include but are not limited to, damage to computers, wrists electrocution, surprise, and bouts of uncontrollable laughter


;)
PenfoldPlant (author)  Biggsy3 years ago
Ah, your usual terms and conditions. We'll be careful!
canida3 years ago
Most excellent! I want to come along for a brunch climb.
Thanks! As PP said: next step is a dinner banquet and we're still recruiting waitresses ;-)

Wow. 'Nuff said.
Thank you!
lemonie3 years ago

Top stuff, much appreciated this bank holiday.

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