Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite go-to meals. It's fast. It's cheap. And you can force your child to get into their pajamas at 5:00pm, making you feel like bedtime is only a hop, skip, and jump away.
We have Breakfast for Dinner at least twice a month. Sometimes, as much as twice a week. Your options are pretty much limitless. While eating a hot breakfast for breakfast would require an Act of God in our house, a hot breakfast for dinner is a simple task.
Here are three of my favorite's to inspire you to defy time and enjoy your scrambled eggs any time.
I'm not an omelet fan (I don't like cheese in my eggs), but I love making scramblz. Throw in fresh veggies, ham, cooked ground turkey, whatever strikes your fancy to jazz up plain old scrambled eggs. Just make sure that your additions are all cooked through before you add the eggs. Our two favorite combinations:
- 1/2lb ground turkey (cooked), 2 cups spinach, 1/2 onion (chopped)
- 2 cups spinach, 1 cup sliced mushrooms, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
NOTE: If you want to limit your cholesterol intake, using 1 whole egg and 1 egg white per person is a great alternative and you won't ever miss that other yolk.
Biscuits and Gravy
Yes, there is Southern blood running through my veins. Once in a blue moon, I'll make biscuits and gravy. I'd make them more often, but Neville practically drinks the gravy. And since I love him so much, I can't let him leave me early by having a heartache from daily consumption of gravy.
I make my biscuits from scratch. If scratch means using the recipe on the Bisquik box.
To make gravy: brown 1/4lb of bulk breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean) in a large shallow skillet. Once browned, remove from pan to drain but leave the dripping and browny bits in the pan for the gravy. Add 2-3 tbsp of flour. Cook the flour for a minute or two until a nice deep brown. Then add 2 cups of milk (you can use heavy cream or half-n-half but I find that the Whole Milk Darius drinks works just as well). Whisk until all the lumps are out. Once the mixture starts to bubble, turn to low and let thicken, stirring frequently. Add back in your sausage crumbles then salt and pepper to taste (it always takes more salt than I think it will). Serve over hot biscuits.
We recently discovered Morning Star's line of breakfast meats. My family honestly can't tell the difference between the real deal and these vegan alternatives. Eating breakfast for dinner may remind you of the artery clogging sides that go along with it. These meat-less meats make eating breakfast at any time that much healthier.
To make a healthful version of the classic Egg McMuffin:
Toast one English Muffin. Scramble one egg (or one egg white if you really want to go uber-healthy). Heat-up one Morning Star sausage patty (the microwave works just as well as the oven or skillet). Slice a little cheese. Assemble and enjoy. Oh and pat yourself on the back for saving your hundred of calories from avoiding the Golden Arches.