Breakfast For Dinner
Now that Mother’s Day is over I think it is safe to say that eating first thing in the morning is not my strong suit. So when my children presented me with “Breakfast In Bed” as a Mother’s Day gift, I dutifully ate it. They made waffles and sausage links and served it with milk and coffee. And while I appreciated the effort, I still prefer breakfast for dinner.
We started having breakfast for dinner when the kids became so involved in sports that finding time too cook was a chore. Not to mention it can be boring and time-consuming. And after all, how many chicken nuggets and bowls of Ramen can two children eat. That’s when I came up with the idea of serving breakfast foods for dinner. Sausage is a no-brainer as you can buy brands that cook in the oven and require little to no clean-up.
Then we get to the staples; scrambled eggs, pancakes and waffles. And while I’ll admit to cheating on occasion and using boxed mixes, I still prefer to make these items from scratch. And since we have a Waring Belgium Waffle maker, I prefer waffles to almost any other meal. One of my favorite waffle recipes is Belgian Waffles from Recipe4Living. This perfectly simple recipe makes great waffles and is easily adaptable to your tastes with different flour choices and toppings.
4 large eggs, separated
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter (slightly chilled)
1/4 C. oat flour
1 C. sour cream
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
grated nutmeg, optional
Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks. Set aside in another bowl. In the same mixer bowl cream the butter until fluffy and beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Add the flour and sour cream alternately, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla, salt and nutmeg, if desired. Fold in the egg whites. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
Makes 3 very large Belgian waffles.
So the next time you find yourself pressed for something different for dinner, try having breakfast instead!