What We’re Loving: For Breakfast



Although my mom cooked outstanding traditional dishes growing up (yes, I’m talking meatloaf, flank steak and green bean casserole), I would just flip to hear her say those magic words:  breakfast-for-dinner.  I know, it was just pancakes and sausage at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m., but somehow this morning-to-night swap was a culinary highlight for me.  These days, I would eat these breakfast themed dishes from some of our favorite food bloggers any time of day (or night):

– Risotto coupled with the morning staples of bacon and eggs?  Bacon, Egg and Leek Risotto is a breakfast for dinner I’d be proud to serve. {from Smitten Kitchen}

– Donuts are, well, one of my favorite foods.  Donut Cake?  Genius.  {from The Wednesday Chef, originally by Catherine Newman}

– Squash blossoms are so pretty and I never would have thought to toss them into a quiche.  Until now.  Squash Blossom Quiche with Feta and Basil sounds perfect for my next brunch. {from Tartelette}

– When you don’t feel like doing much more than toasting a bagel, this Salmon Spread looks like it will do the trick for a tasty breakfast or lunch. {from Nectar}

– Looking for one more great way to incorporate rhubarb?  Add it to breakfast this time for these Hazelnut Pancakes with Roasted Rhubarb Cardamom Compote. {from Naturally Ella}

– Is it a cinnamon roll or a donut?  Who cares, it looks insanely delicious!  Plus, this Cinnamon Roll Almond Flour Donut is baked not fried (healthy donut, no?). {from Roost}

– Grits tend not to be on my breakfast (or dinner) plate.  But I sense that might change.  This Asparagus with Poached Egg over Grits sure does make a pretty plate. {from Happy Yolks}

All photos taken by and appear with permission from Erin Alderson, Jen Altman, Helene Dujardin, Caitlin, and Kelsey Brown.

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I want a whole lot of EVERYTHING! Yum!

    •  Me too Katrina! It all looks so good! xox

  • I’ve actually never been a fan of breakfast for dinner, but this post might change my mind!

    • Right, Nicole? Maybe you can start with the veggies over grits — I love grits for dinner. Thanks for posting!! xox, Maggie

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for including my pancakes!  I think I have pancakes for dinner at least once a week 🙂

    • Your pancakes are BEAUTIFUL. I love that you eat pancakes for dinner. I need to do that more often! xox, Maggie