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Celebrating Breakfast for Dinner 
 
Mar. 8, 2012 6:34 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 7:27 am

Is anything better than having breakfast for dinner?  Other than an all vegetable meal...or a big pot of white beans and cornbread...or chili on a cold winter's night?  Ok...forget I asked.  But seriously, I love breakfast and think it's best at dinnertime. I usually fix breakfast for dinner when I'm low on food and need to make a trip to the grocery store.  Tonight was no different.  I had made out next week's menus today and plan on going to the store tomorrow.


First of all, I decided to fix Simple Sausage Casserole.  Someone had reviewed it today and posted a picture (the reason why daily reviews and photos are important, Allrecipes Powers-That-Be).  I immediately looked in my frig, and sure enough, had all the ingredients.



The next recipe I found was Six-Week Bran Muffins. I noticed it desperately needed a picture :) I calculated 15 servings, put it all together in the morning, and refrigerated it until time for dinner.



I rounded out the meal with scrambled eggs and fruit.  I had heard about putting mayo in eggs and decided to try Scrambled Eggs Done Right.



Who would imagine I was at the end of my groceries with a meal like this?


 
Comments
Mar. 8, 2012 10:35 pm
We love breakfast for dinner. Breakfast when the kids were in school were a hurried affair of cold cereal, oatmeal, or peanut butter toast. Any breakfast food taking any more time or energy was reserved for dinner, such as pancakes or "bread sausage" [a family "recipe" that is much better than it sounds (=]. Breakfast burritos was another dinner favorite (=
 
Mar. 8, 2012 10:38 pm
(Days when the kids were little little, and I had no milk, eggs, or bread, we would go to McDonald's and share their big breakfast [can't remember the name off the top of my head], then go to the store for groceries. I have to admit to a few of those days when all three kids were little!)
 
Rae 
Mar. 9, 2012 5:05 am
Oh I love breakfast for dinner! I'm not a big eater in the morning so I don't get to eat my favorite breakfast foods unless we have it for dinner. And when you need to grocery shopping there is usually something breakfast-y you can whip up.
 
Berferd 
Mar. 9, 2012 6:47 am
I opened my email this morning and received a menu change for 3/21/12. One of our campus facilities is doing a Breakfast for Dinner event. This is always well received by the students. Our breakfast menu is really priced at an exceptional value so students can get a substantial amount of tasty chow when it is served for dinner. The menu the Chef submitted: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, French Toast Stix, Denver Scramble, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Turkey Sausage, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Home Fries, Hand Carved Baked Ham, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Omelet Bar, Waffle with Syrup & Fruit Topping, ROTC Special Steak Breakfast Sandwich and Apple Crisp. Now I’m hungry. I think tonight at home I will fix a Breakfast for dinner. I think we still have some Pumpkin Pancake mix from Trader Joes which was a seasonal item and is wonderful. Some Eggbeaters and turkey bacon sounds like a good compliment to the pancakes. Does that mean the pita pizzas that were planned for tonight will have to go on the brunch menu for tomorrow? Some of my favorite restaurants are those that have a tag on the menu “Breakfast Served All Day”!
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:55 am
It's true, xraybarb, there's no time for preparing a really delicious breakfast in the morning! Rae, I'm not a big breakfast eater in the morning either, but I can eat a lot more at night! Why is that?
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:59 am
Berferd, what lucky students! That is some kind of menu! Those pumpkin pancakes sound scrumptious. Enjoy tonight's dinner. And I agree with you about liking those restaurants that serve breakfast all day.
 
char 
Mar. 9, 2012 9:14 am
I also do breakfast for dinner abot once a week. We like just biscuits, scrambled eggs bacon and sausage. I usually heat some tortillas also and anyone that ones one can make breakfast tacos. Love it.
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2012 9:32 am
Char, I usually make eggs, grits, biscuits, and sausage or bacon. This time, I just happened to have the crescent rolls and wanted to use them. I also have a box of All Bran I need to use up since it's past its "sell by" date :(
 
Mar. 9, 2012 12:10 pm
How timely this is. On Wednesday, I had a late lunch or I guess you could call it an early dinner when I was in Naples at a brunch-type restaurant chain in Florida called First Watch. I noticed a their slogan printed on a paper napkin ring: Breakfast, it's what for dinner! Breakfast food really is my favorite of the day!
 
Mar. 9, 2012 1:32 pm
I never eat breakfast in the morning. At best, I'll grab a piece of fruit and some toast but, especially during Lent, when we abstain from meat on Fridays breakfast for dinner makes a satisfying meal. Have you seen LindaT's recipe for Savory Oatmeal Pancakes? They are so good! I have to put that sausage casserole in my recipe box, that sounds like a winner.
 
Mar. 9, 2012 1:47 pm
Actually, I must have been thinking about the "Beef, it's what's for dinner" slogan. Yikes, must have had a senior moment. First Watch's slogan was "Breakfast, the new dinner."
 
Mar. 9, 2012 2:02 pm
Wow Paula, this blog seriously makes me hungry! I think we wil at least HAVE to pull out the waffle maker tonight. I am thinking about running to the store, if at all possible to buy some turkey sausage to make that simple sausage casserole, too! I am so glad it doesn't have to be morning to enjoy a good breakfast!
 
sueb 
Mar. 9, 2012 2:24 pm
Because I tend to eat supper for my morning meal, I know you can do your thing by having breakfast for supper! I like veggies, so I have them for breakfast in a smoothie.
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2012 3:33 pm
Sueb, I am so glad you explained yourself! I was thinking, "Ugh! Dinner for breakfast doesn't sound good at all." But putting veggies in a smoothie is a whole different story!
 
Lela 
Mar. 9, 2012 6:07 pm
Paula-my son always asks for pancakes for dinner. So, we usually have a simple breakfast for dinner with pancakes and bacon with a tall glass of milk.
 
Paula 
Mar. 9, 2012 8:17 pm
Oh Lela, nothing better!
 
Mar. 9, 2012 9:06 pm
You are SO right! I love breakfast; just not for breakfast. It's way too heavy. Now, give me a good Breakfast for dinner and I'm all in. Great Blog Paula and the recipes look fabulous. Saved them all. Thank you.
 
Andrea 
Mar. 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Paula, I would really like to send you a question, but your email is not visible. Would you send me one? andreao@managemmm.com
 
 
 
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I'm a wife, mother of 2, and grandmother of 6. I love to cook. I especially like to cook new and different recipes. I don't like to have the same meals week after week. My husband has decided it really doesn't matter whether he likes a new recipe or not because he won't see it again for a very long time anyway!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook entrees and desserts. I like preparing good, down-to-earth cooking. I also decorate cakes, mostly for the grandchildren now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays bring out the traditions: chocolate chip cheese ball; crockpot chicken and dressing; and broccoli salad, sweet potatoes and butterscotch pie handed down from past generations. Another thing that must be tradition in my family: we all make new recipes when we have company! My mother, sister, daughter, and I all do this. My daddy never understood why we would risk making something we had never made before. Actually, none of us has ever served company a new recipe that didn't taste good.
My cooking triumphs
Cake decorating: wedding cakes, bridal and baby shower cakes, birthday cakes: Little Pirate, Cinderella, Elmo, Strawberry Shortcake. My friends call me Betty Crocker. When my daughter got married, she had a bridal shower where the guests were asked to write something on an apron. My best friend told her if she needed a recipe or help in the kitchen to ask her mother. If she needed a good place to eat out, ask her.
My cooking tragedies
A 4 tier huge wedding cake that fell apart at 2:00am. Thankfully, I still had time to salvage the cake.
 
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