Despite Matt Amodio’s best efforts, Ken Jennings continues to reign as the ultimate “Jeopardy!” king. The legend has remained involved with the show since his record-breaking streak ended and now acts as both a part-time host and mentor to the other contestants. One of these brilliant minds, Amy Schneider, has also been making waves on the show with her own run, though she’s got a ways to go to even get in the ballpark of Jennings’ legacy. At the end of the day, though, the key theme here is community. That’s what “Jeopardy!” is all about.
And isn’t that what the holidays are about, too? Though Thanksgiving is now in the rearview and Christmas isn’t quite here yet, there’s a special no man’s land between the two that still calls for celebration. You can think of it as the season of leftovers. Like every true no man’s land, the rules here are a little different. You might even argue that there aren’t any rules at all. Just wait till you hear Ken Jennings’ take on things and what he thinks is the perfect breakfast food to fashion out of Thanksgiving leftovers.
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, folks. That’s not something to take lightly. And sure, you could get creative with the Thanksgiving leftovers and fashion a turkey waffle sandwich or some other monstrosity. But why fix something if it ain’t broke? That something we’re talking about is pumpkin pie.
According to Ken Jennings, a classic pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be a dessert or a side when it can be the whole dang meal instead. In fact, you might as well call it breakfast. Here’s what he tweeted this fine Sunday:
Leftover pumpkin pie is the perfect breakfast food and you can only eat it one time of the year and even then you’re probably supposed to feel a little bit bad about it.— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 28, 2021
“Leftover pumpkin pie is the perfect breakfast food,” he says. The “Jeopardy!” champ then makes a case for it saying that “you can only eat it one time of the year” which is reason enough to just go for it.
One fan commented saying her great-grand pops found this life hack early on and lived to see 98:
My great-grand pops ate a slice of chocolate cake for breakfast every morning starting when he was 30 and lived to be 98 years-old. So I’m pretty convinced that dessert for breakfast is the key to longevity.— Sam Sacher (@sammer716) November 28, 2021
So, what we’re hearing is crack out that cool whip and go to town.