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Foods You Enjoy for Breakfast that are non-typical

yes, prompted by that other breakfast thread.... i do like many 'typical' breakfast foods, but i also like some non traditional ones, especially leftovers.

top on my list would be cold leftover pizza. on a warm summer morning (or almost any morning in Honolulu) it really hits the spot. just love it for breakfast. i go out of my way to make sure at least a slice or two is leftover after having pizza the night before.

pie - my favorite is apple, and most of the time pecan is too sweet, but in a pinch it will do. If i liked pumpkin i am sure it would be on my list.

stew - one of the best reasons for owning a microwave is heating up things like beef stew for breakfast.

spaghetti - or other similar pasta dish. again the microwave is a hero.

oddly enough sandwiches are not on my list, although there should be a law that leftover turkey, ham, or roast beef must be reserved for the making of sandwiches, but for me thats snack, lunch, or even dinner food, not breakfast.

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  1. I haven't done it in years, but when we were kids, a big piece of cake from last night's dessert in a bowl with milk. (yes, I hear the collective gasp. We lived.)

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    1. re: sunshine842

      There was no bowl, or milk, but leftover cake was a frequent breakfast food when I was a kid. Actually, any leftover dessert. But, then, we never had cereal.

      1. re: odkaty

        yes! big slice of cake with espresso. delicious. love the sugar/caffeine high that doesn't even get me through my morning commute.

    2. If you define 'breakfast' as the day's first meal, but not necessarily early in the morning.....well - then I guess I'm pretty flexible as to what goes in my mouth.

      I tend to just have coffee before I wake up '-), but a couple hours later, the sky's the limit. While I often will make such typical things as scrambled eggs and a grapefruit on the side with a glass of milk, my "breakfasts" these last days ranged from

      whole grilled trout/mackerel
      spicy Thai dim sum & larb
      sushi
      fried fish with potato salad.

      Again, my 'breakfast' is everyone else's lunch probably (time & meal-wise), but it's MY breakfast.

      1. KaimukiMan, I am with you on the leftovers. Most anything will do as I am not a huge fan of traditional breakfast foods. If I go out I always look for a place that will serve from the lunch menu at breakfast. Sometimes this puts a damper on getting the meal out as quickly, but hey I am worth the wait right? A favorite was a chicken Buffalo sandwhich with onion rings.

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        1. re: JEN10

          I am not really into breakfast either, so any leftovers from the night before are fair game. Pizza, pasta, chinese, mexican, doesnt really matter. Funny thing is I usually eat cereal as a snack before bed too....

        2. I've never eaten "breakfast food" for breakfast. Today I'm going to have chili. I'm not eating cake or ice cream these days, but if I were, I find both perfectly acceptable first meals in the morning. I'm eating eggs again (scrambled or omelets only) after being sick of them for about three years, but I don't necessarily eat them for breakfast.

          1. My two favorites are leftover cold peanut or sesame noodles and a BLTA( avooado) on very dark wheat toast with horseradish mayo