Sometimes we get caught up in paradigms and overlook really obvious stuff.
Like, for instance, while I was trying to figure out what to put on the table for supper the other night, I had one of those “duh!” moments. I realized I was getting hung up on what is “breakfast food” and what is “supper food”… and totally missing a great, quick supper idea. And a great, quick breakfast idea…
Which is: why not serve breakfast at supper? (And vice versa…)
Think about it — why not have a peanut butter and banana sandwich (on whole wheat, natch!) for breakfast? Quick, good for you and easy to prepare (even when half asleep) and easy to handle even if you’re eating on the go.
For supper, a Western omelette with a bunch of grapes and/or a small tossed salad. Tasty, filling, nutritious — and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes or less, even counting taking time to chop up the ham, onions and peppers.
Or maybe some oatmeal sprinkled with cinnamon, with a serving of applesauce stirred in. On hot summer evenings, a bowl of cold cereal and milk topped with summer berries could be a light and refreshing evening entree.
What do you think? Have you ever had “breakfast supper”? Can you (and your family members) get past the idea of “cereal is for breakfast”?