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Breakfast for dinner

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or dinner for breakfast.

What do you prefer?

I just had spaghetti for breakfast.

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  1. I love leftover spaghetti carbonara for breakfast and occasionally have cereal or scrambled eggs for dinner.

    1. a giant bowl of kashi go lean crunch regularly fills the dinner spot for me. breakfast cereal is a real comfort food, and when a day has been awful nothing makes me feel better.

      1. If I do breakfast for dinner, it's usually what I end up calling de-constructed omelets - sauteed onions and mushrooms scrambled with eggs. Cheese is whatever catches my fancy, usually a handful of good grated Parmesan. Might also include some diced bacon or ham, or whatever other meat I have on hand.

        Dinner for breakfast.... heh. Left over pizza.... ;-)

        1. I think eggs on toast is great at any time of day. 2 fried over easy, English Heinz Baked Beans, 2 slices of toast, HP sauce and a cuppa coffee.

          1. I like to make waffles for dinner occasionally.

            I formerly worked nights in college and just after, so eating what would normally be considered a lunch or dinner entrée at 6-7am was normal for me for 15 years and I still do it at diners.

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            1. re: Kelli2006

              Hi Kelli2006,

              Yeah, waffles in the evening.

              On trips to my grandparent's ranch, Sunday dinner was what we at in the early afternoon, the long, slow meal after listening to my minister Grandpa in the pulpit.

              Supper was a waffle, topped with sausage gravy, pork or venison sausage patties, and fried eggs. For dessert, a waffle with a scoop of hand-churned vanilla ice cream, topped with homemade jam or preserves.

              Just the absolute best supper meals I've ever had.


              1. re: AndyP

                you had waffles for the main and for dessert?? sausage gravy and waffles sounds pretty good, although i'll eat sausage gravy on just about anything.

            2. I had a bowl of cereal for dinner last night, and often have eggs. My first meal of the day is usually a sandwich. I eat whatever sounds good at the time, labels be damned!

              1. I can go either way. I do notice when I have leftovers from the night before, I like to have them for breakfast. I have eaten fajita leftovers for breakfast and cereal for supper. And this morning my husband had a leftover part of a corn beef sandwich from the night before.

                1. Sometimes for fun my son and I have a "backwards" day. Chocolate cake and ice cream for breakfast, barbecued ribs with slaw for lunch and omelets and home fries for dinner. It's alot of fun, especially when Mom is away for the weekend.

                  1. Corned beef hash with eggs over easy for dinner,1 of my favs.

                    1. Breakfast for dinner, as tonight:-

                      2 fried eggs, potato cakes, grilled sausage, bacon & mushroons. Ketchup.

                      1. Breakfast for dinner is a great solution to the last-minute, week night dinner prep and it's usually comfort food (and kid-friendly) --so it never fails at the end of a stressful day. We've done eggs or omelets, but sometimes it's homemade waffles or pancakes.
                        We don't do the dinner for breakfast as often -- but sometimes dinner leftovers show up in an omelet or egg "scramble"!

                        1. If Captain Crunch at 7pm is wrong, I don't want to be right.

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                            1. re: beelzebozo

                              I second that and add Lucky Charms!

                          1. This reminds me of a recent episode of the NBC sitcom "Scrubs", where one of the main characters has an obsession with "brinner".


                            1. I do both, regularly. I'll have leftover soup or pasta for breakfast, esp if it's winter or if it's going to be a long time till lunch (e.g., an especially early start, for whatever reason). Breakfast for dinner is invariably scrambled eggs (sometimes with a Garden Burger chunked up in there) and toast. And Grape-Nuts is a standard bed time snack, puts me into a carb coma pretty fast!

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                              1. re: Erika L

                                I switch them all the time, too. I love having leftover Asian takeout for brekkie - from eggplant in black bean sauce to chana masala to tofu satay. Cold noodles are awesome, too.

                                For dinner, I almost always have cereal or toast, sometimes pancakes if I'm feeling ambitious. I went through a period this winter where I ate eggs and homefries nearly every night.

                              2. breakfast at any time of the day other then the morning is normal for me. i love making eggs and sausage for lunch or dinner....and lately a bowl of cereal for dinner is just easier and sometimes tastier then making a full meal.

                                1. When I have leftover Indian or teriyaki takeout in the house, there's nothing that'll keep me from starting the day with it. I LOVE a huge protein or heat boost in the a.m. And since I'm a pasty white scandinavian/pollock type, I rely on resto food for that. I wish I was a better "ethnic" cuisines cook.

                                  1. I love breakfast for dinner, but then my favorite breakfasts are protein based, and eggs and bacon and toast can just as easily be dinner as breakfast! Though a bowl of honey nut cheeries for dinner is pretty satisfying.

                                    1. I do both.

                                      I constantly have cereal for dinner.

                                      I've also been known to have pho or hamburgers for breakfast.

                                      Eggs I can have any time of the day ... and usually do.

                                      1. My favorite breakfast ever is left over shrimp curry and rice mixed with scrambled eggs. it's kind of ugly to look at, but YUMMY!

                                        1. i eat egg white omelettes w/ mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes; or w/ salsa any time of day.

                                          chinese food leftovers make great breakfast; my ex step dad used to fill omelettes w/ leftover fried rice.

                                          i can eat soy grits cereal any time of day.

                                          i'll make egg white "crepes" and fill w/ sweetened cottage cheese anytime as well.

                                          oddly, though i love salad, i never crave it early morning.

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                                          1. re: Emme

                                            Wow. We're food twins.

                                            FYI, you can make a mean frittata with that fried rice, too. Or with leftover noodles.

                                            1. re: piccola

                                              im such a PIA, as i don't like frittatas b/c i don't like the fillings cooked *into* the egg. I like to be able to eat the filling first then the flavored egg whites :)

                                              1. re: Emme

                                                Bah, to each his/her own. :) I just find frittate are easier to make.

                                                1. re: piccola

                                                  You're absolutely right :) I'm just the litle s**t that will pick out the mushrooms to eat first because I just love em best.

                                                  1. re: Emme

                                                    Glad to know it's not just me!

                                            2. re: Emme

                                              Is there any other reason to buy chinese takeout than to eat the leftovers the next morning? One of my guilty pleasures is fried rice and/or lo mein with duck sauce while watching the shows I recorded that week in my pjs. I ate that mix, breakfast and lunch, through most of high school.

                                              1. re: TampaAurora

                                                I had leftover Szechuan vegetables this morning. Adds real kick to the morning.

                                                1. re: piccola

                                                  phew. that would certainly wake you up fast. :)

                                            3. We have breakfast for dinner often as a family. Especially crepes, pancakes and waffles. Eggs, hash browns and the usual meaty suspects can easily turn into Sunday dinner if our day runs late.

                                              As for dinner for breakfast...I'll cop to many mornings during college when breakfast was leftover fried rice (cold), mac & cheese and canned tuna. Back then a meal was a meal..sans the time of day :)

                                              1. steak and eggs for the family tonight.

                                                1. Either.....there is nothing like bacon for dinner and pork chops for breakfast...lol

                                                  1. Breakfast for dinner is my first choice - but I love cold pizza for breakfast, too. I actually had a potato/spinach/cheese omelet for dinner tonight.....

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                                                    1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                      I am convinced that the true test of a pizza is how good it is cold for breakfast. A plain cheese omelet and a small salad, on the other hand, make one of the most elegant suppers a person can have. Plus a glass or two of a nice dry white wine, which I think I would NOT have for breakfast...

                                                      1. re: Will Owen

                                                        I agree with you, on the cold pizza. Some (like Pizza Hut) are gross cold the next day. Nothing like a good cheese slice, cold, with a pepsi when you are nursing a hangover.....

                                                        1. re: Will Owen

                                                          I've found that flavours are much more pronounced in the morning, fresh taste buds before going through a long day.

                                                      2. this thread has inspired me to do breakfast for dinner two nights straight. last night was steak and eggs.

                                                        tonight is brown butter pancakes and sausage. yowie!

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                                                        1. Fried rice with whatever available veggie and/or meat for breakfast. A bowl of homemade chicken stock (unsalted) with a spoonful of miso, a dab of Thai chili/garlic sauce and tofu/meat, veggies, and some type of Asian noodle. Homemade chicken curry with creamed coconut in the sauce, and one or two of my BF's rotis. (I'm Estonian-Canadian.)

                                                          Cornflakes and milk for supper.

                                                          As mentioned above eggs in any guise with any of the usual accompanying suspects are welcome at the dinner table (or at lunch).

                                                          1. I am a big fan of leftovers for breakfast. Especially Thai or Chinese. Leftover steamed rice with some sriracha and a poached or fried egg on top is the food of the gods in the morning. My husband thought I was nuts until he tried it. Sooooo good!

                                                            We will do eggs of all sorts, homefries, or oatmeal for dinner, but I will never voluntarily eat a bowl of cold cereal. I can't stand the stuff.

                                                            1. I LOVE breakfast for dinner. DH is Mr. Meat & Potatoes. If it is just me, cheese omelet with veggies, blintzes, scrambled eggs, poached eggs (benedict), fried eggs, bacon, sausage all sound great. If left to my own devices, any kind of breakfast carb (potato, coffee cake

                                                              My days of cold pizza for breakfast are long past, but I love soup and perhaps matzo ball soup isn't miso or Japanese, but I have been known to have a bowl of that or another homemade soup for breakfast.

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                                                              1. re: Diane in Bexley

                                                                To me, the ideal breakfast is soup. I can't think of anything nicer than a giant bowl of cream of tomato on a cold winter's morning -- though I wouldn't mind eating it with some waffles, either.... And maybe I wouldn't mind having that for lunch and dinner, too. ;)

                                                                My current quickie dinner obsession is grits -- generally made with cheddar and butter mixed in, sometimes with an egg over easy, on top. This is breakfast food in many parts of the south.

                                                                Another favorite food of mine that defies attempts at categorization: latkes. I really would be happy to eat those whenever they're placed in front of me, regardless of time of day or night.

                                                              2. Cold, leftover grilled steak from the night before, slice super-thin with a sprinkle of salt.
                                                                Breakfast of Champions.

                                                                I started eating dinner for breakfast when I was swimming in high school. 2 a day workouts and already underweight meant that I was happily eating spaghetti and lasagne at 4 am. before I left for practice Mmmmmmmm...

                                                                1. Dinner for breakfast for me, please!!!!! I am not much of a fan of breakfast foods (I do have an issue with these sweet American breakfasts.) BTW, when I was growing up, eggs meant SUPPER, not BREAKFAST.

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                                                                  1. re: polish_girl

                                                                    Me too, for the eggs. Guess that's why I have "breakfast for dinner" all the time now.

                                                                  2. Both!

                                                                    Tacos & burritos for breakfast, please. A nice frittata w/ asparagus & gruyere for dinner (with a side salad and a glass of dry white wine)

                                                                    1. When we go fishing I love to have a sandwich from the ice chest as the sun is coming up. Cold spaghetti, pizza and fried chicken are favorites of mine as well. For dinner tonight we are having eggs over easy with bacon and pancakes with fresh picked blackberries topped with whipped cream. I never eat traditional breakfast for breakfast unless we are at a B&B.

                                                                      1. My favorite words to see on any menu when I'm out for dinner- "BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY". Makes me smile.