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Jan 23, 2012 12:03 PM

Breakfast for dinner ideas

I want to have a party in february for my birthday that is breakfast themed. I was planning on making mini quiches and having whatever fruit i can find but I need more ideas. It wont be a sit down party and I have warming dishes to keep things at certain temperatures. I'd like it to be somewhat simple but interesting so not just platters of bacon, eggs and hash browns. Not sure how many but it could be 30 or so people.

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  1. Emeril's Lobster Cheesecake is quite elegant. It's pricey to make, but it will impress, I guarantee.

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    1. re: monavano

      Lobster cheesecake sounds very inviting so I clicked on your link. If you really love this recipe, you may not want to read the rest of what I write... Fair warning!

      Emeril, bless his heart (cause with cooking like this, his heart need's it), is making Paula Deen look like a diet guru! I added up all of the calories and fat grams for each ingredient of the recipe using, but left out the garnishes, and that lobster cheesecake tips my calculator at 10,350.2 calories and 532 grams of fat! Lagasse suggests 12 to 16 servings, so 1/12 comes out to 862.52 calories and 44.33grams of fat, or 16 servings slim down to "only" 646.89 calories and 33.25 grams of fat. With friends like Emeril, who needs Paula? I think this is what they call a "killer recipe!"

      Sorry for the rain on anyone's parade. Oh, and if you do follow his suggestion for 7 ounces of osetra caviar as a garnish, you might come off saving calories, fat AND money by simply serving lobster.

      EDIT: Since I've been a wet blanket, I don't want to leave without making a constructive suggestion. Well, besides the lobster, I mean. Have you thought about setting out boxes and boxes of kids favorite breakfast cereals -- Cheerios, Cap'n Crunch, FrootLoops, shredded wheat, Raisin Bran, Rice Crispies.... at least a dozen or more different kinds -- along with bowls of strawberries, bananas for slicing, blueberries, whatever? Several major cities in the US now have breakfast restaurants that cater to the cold kid cereal crowd and they're crowded.l This could be a lot of fun if you make it a pajama party and tell everyone their pajamas have to have feet! To stay with the breakfast theme, I'd go for something like this mille crepe cake as a birthday cake: http://kitchentrialweekends.blogspot....

      Whatever you serve, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And may some loving soul give you maid service the morning after for a present. '-)

      1. re: Caroline1

        Oh FFS -- it's a birthday party -- there's 364 other days in the year to worry about eating healthy stuff.

        (and seriously? You rail against a lobster cheesecake and recommend putting out bowls of cereal-flavored sugar lumps in the same post?)

        1. re: sunshine842

          Whadaya think the cholesterol count is for the sugar bombs? My way they'll only get diabetes, not diabetes AND a heart attack '-)

    2. Oh that sounds like so much fun! You could have a Pajama Party!! Make a birthday cake with COFFEE frosting!!! Serve a huge French Toast Casserole. Can you make really big pancake with lots of "breakfast" toppings on it--like say, bacon, canadian sausage? Actually, you could do muffins and have them topped with glazed bacon "frosting"...or you can do eggs and cheese in little muffin tins. Lots of bagels, and different cream cheeses, Lox...a breakfast sandwich bar. Sounds like a lot of fun...Oh wait!! Mexican coffee--Irish Coffee...all that good boozey coffee can be served!! Can I come?

      1. A German farmers omelet has always worked for me. Thin slices of cooked potato, hard sausage, hard cheese, cooked onions, salt and pepper. Cover with beaten eggs and finish in the oven.

        If you are from the Hamburg area, you can also add some herring.

        1. I can't say that I've ever actually made this but I have it filed away for a time when host a brunch. It's a goat cheese quiche with hash brown crust.

          The original Martha Stewart recipe...

          And adapted with more vegetables added...

          1. Eggs in baskets are fun.

            Country French Omelett - can be sliced in wedges to serve. I add sauteed onion, green/red pepper and mushrooms

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            1. re: boyzoma

              +1 on the eggs in baskets. I've made them with just ham cups too, and they're good.

              Devilled eggs? Strata?