Has you ever experienced that moment when you get home from work, and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to make for dinner…but much to your chagrin, you have absolutely NO idea what to make?
Clueless yet not helpless. You scour the depths of your pantry and freezer for ideas.
Thoughts fly through your head….a pasta dish? A grain salad? A vegetable salad? Pizza? Burgers?
No, no, no, and no. Nothing seems appealing.
And yet, the hunger is building. The hunger that has been building since you stupidly decided to skip your usual afternoon snack, something which you normally have in order to prevent yourself from having to decide what to eat while under the influence of rather annoying and somewhat uncomfortable hunger pains. Stupid! Why did you skip that snack? You shift uncomfortably in front of your pantry as the stomach monster groans out to you again.
If your stomach had its way, it would have you pound down a bowl of ice cream with some Reeses PB cups for dinner, and call it day.
But you push those thoughts away. No, stomach. We’re going to try for something a little bit more nutritious today. As much as you would like to roll with the whole ice cream for dinner thing, it might be in your best interest to consume a meal with staying power.
And then it comes to you!
Like an over-eager baker opening up a 450 degree oven to get a peek at his chocolate souffle, it hits you!
So easy. So obvious. How could you have missed it?
Breakfast for dinner. The creme de la creme of easy dinners. Because let’s face it….breakfast meals are always easy to cook; breakfast meals require minimal ingredients; and above all, breakfast meals are always delicious.
Thus, breakfast for dinner you shall have.
Two scrambled eggs.
One sprouted whole wheat ezekiel english muffin.
A slice of Colby Jack cheese.
A schmear of homemade pesto.
Combined together and grilled in the George Foreman until melted together in oeey, goeey delight.
You think happily to yourself, “Yes! This is what my heart wanted. This is what my stomach really longed for!”
Your stomach churns its fluids happily and contentedly. It agrees.
To add some more color to the meal, you begrudgingly throw in a quick side salad with grape tomatoes and cucumbers. At this point, it’s definitely playing second fiddle to the egg sandwich….but it never hurts to throw a few extra nutrients into your day’s food intake.
Breakfast, you never fail me. Thanks for rescuing dinner.
And with that final dinner-related thought, you head off to the couch to digest and to dream of your next breakfast. Why, it’s less than twelve hours away!
So many breakfasts, so little time.
Question: Are you a fan of breakfast for dinner? And what exactly is the best shorthand name for “breakfast for dinner”…brinner? Dinfast? Any ideas?