Thursday, June 24, 2010
Breakfast for Dinner
A thing out of my childhood, having breakfast for dinner. I love breakfast for dinner, it's easy to prepare and my husband isn't a big breakfast eater anyhow so I often don't get those lovely breakfast foods I love.
Let's talk basics, Krusteze is a wonderful thing. I know many snobs out there say that you should be making your pancakes/waffles from scratch and blah, blah, blah, but really I'm not busting out the twenty waffle recipe with forty eggs and a gallon of milk. I'm going to make two waffles. The secret is to put something in it, I like pumpkin a lot but right now I have a lot of bananas. You should freeze your brown bananas, they're good for lots of things! The way to do it is to peel them and put them in a bag in the freezer. It's really hard, but if you practice, you'll get good at it too.
You can use them for all sorts of things like that, smoothies, milkshakes, protein shakes, fake ice cream, banana bread, trifles, pancakes and waffles!
I like my mom's eggs, they have chickens roaming around their ten acres, and they produce really nice eggs. It took me a while to get used to them, as anything good does. Many people are put off by the thick rich color of the yolk, but when you eat them enough you come to abhor the anemic look of store bought eggs. If you want really good eggs you can look on Craig's List for a local seller of farm eggs. Or get some chickens, really they're not hard to keep. When you're eating your actually fresh eggs and enjoying the taste you can also enjoy knowing you didn't contribute to the horrible lives of chickens in cages, without beaks, who are reduced to egg producing units. You also won't be contributing to the false label of 'free range.' I'm not going into it but you should check it out for yourself, what does that really mean? How are you sure that those chickens led a normal life? Does your conscience sit well when you eat the egg of the oppressed?
2 Farm Fresh Eggs
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 shake cayenne powder
fresh ground pepper
2 tsp. butter
Heat your pan to medium high and place the butter in the pan. Whisk all other ingredients in a bowl with a fork until they are slightly frothy. When the butter stops foaming, twirl it around the pan and add your egg mixture. Whisk until your eggs start to clot and then plate it as it comes together.
1 frozen banana
1 C. Krusteze pancake mix
Turn your waffle maker onto the darkest setting.
Mash up the banana and add the pancake mix, and some water to make a thick mixture. When your waffle maker is ready brush it with oil and add about half of the mixture to the iron. Let the waffle cook until the iron indicates doneness. Remove the waffle, add to the plate with eggs and dress with peach syrup, repeat until you have no more batter.