I don’t know about your house, but in my house when we don’t know what to cook for dinner, we make breakfast instead. It’s fast, it’s easy, and is always satisfying. And right now, I think we could all use a few of those things.
The beauty of breakfast is it can take any shape and it’s legit good any time of day. You need something stat? Go for a bowl of granola and yogurt or eggs and toast. Looking for an easy meal for one? A buttery breakfast sandwich is your new BFF. Secretly longing for cake (just me)? How about a crispy waffle or a stack of fluffy pancakes topped with melted butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Also, there are so many different iterations of fried potatoes and we can’t help but love them all.
For me, there’s something about breakfast food at dinnertime that feels easy but is also sort of an indulgence. To this day, I still feel a tiny thrill when someone in my house says, “Well, do you want to just do breakfast for dinner?” There’s a general sense of throwing the dinner rules out the window – and I’m so here for that. Especially right now when things are a bit crazy and stressful, it’s important to ease up on the pressure we were all putting on ourselves.
So, if the kids are only eating the bacon from their sandwiches or want an extra dash of cinnamon sugar on their toast for the nth time, I hope that you give yourself permission to just run with the beauty that is breakfast for any meal. After all, if breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why is it arbitrarily reserved for mornings only?
Most of us are spending our days at home and are delighted with our newfound extra breakfast time in the morning. Favorites like omelets or French toast that used to be strictly weekend fare are now gracing our tables a bit more and sorry, but we’re not sorry. Mornings can be a delicate time (read: chaos). We’re accustomed to the push and hustle to get dressed, feed kids and pets and rush out the door, at least that was our life, pre-quarantine. Now, slower, more elaborate breakfasts are happening and we may as well embrace it, am I right?