September 24, 2007

Breakfast for supper?

Filed under: Small Appliances,Table Talk — Diane @ 2:38 am

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”?

— Diane

3 Comments »

  1. It’s always been kind of like that in our family. Bread and cereal and healthy food for breakfast and then we have the cozy hot food like pancakes and omelets and stuff for supper. Start the day healthy and go to bed happy :D I think thats the “normal” way here in Norway.

    Comment by tripmix — January 3, 2009 @ 9:57 am

  2. Tripmix – perhaps the idea came to me from one of my Scandinavian ancestors, then! I like the idea of starting the day healthy and going to bed happy. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

    Comment by Diane — January 3, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

  3. In Canada food is food lol. It’s all good pretty much any time of day or night. Time to get cracking lol.

    Comment by Jackie — February 14, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

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