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Breakfast For Dinner

Over the weekend I was watching the Food Network Channel, as I often do in the evening. Honestly, I don’t even remember what was on and it probably had nothing to do with breakfast. But seeing all the delicious foods got me thinking about breakfast. I love breakfast!

As a kid my mom would make breakfast for dinner on a regular basis. So naturally, when I got married I had visions of doing breakfast for dinner with our children. It was at the mention of this, that my husband informs me he doesn’t like breakfast for dinner. What’s more, he likes very few breakfast items. No pancakes, eggs, or waffles. Just bacon, sausage, and biscuits with gravy. Sausage gravy to be specific.  So, up until a few nights ago we had never done breakfast for dinner in our nearly 7 years of marriage.

Anyway, as I was watching the food channel I began dreaming up breakfast recipes. That ‘s how I came up with Breakfast Egg Rolls! I love a nice crispy, golden egg roll wrap. So of course, the obvious solution would be to make egg rolls stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese with a good bacon gravy dipping sauce. Then, I thought, if  I am making a bacon gravy, I may as well grab a can of Pillsbury Biscuits. Yum!

Breakfast Egg Roll Ingredients:

4 – Egg Roll Wraps

4 – Eggs (Scrambled)

About 1/4 Cup – Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1-2 Slices – Bacon (cooked and crumbled)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place cooked scrambled eggs in the center of the egg roll wraps. Layer with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Wet the four corners of each wrap and fold into a burrito.

(I placed the biscuits in the oven first for the recommended amount of time. Then, I placed the eggs rolls on a separate greased cookie sheet along side the biscuits during their last five minutes of cook time. This was a mistake for two reasons. First – it took fifteen minutes for the egg rolls to golden. Second – I love a crispy wrap. Baking them does not give the desired affect. Next time I will fry them in olive oil. It will only take a few minutes and give it the texture I like.)

Overall, I loved the breakfast egg rolls, but I definitely recommend frying them in a skillet on the stove versus baking them in the oven.

Bacon Gravy Ingredients:

Bacon drippings

2-4 Tablespoons -Flour

1 -2 Cups – Milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

(I mostly just eye ball this recipe, as I watched my mom make it for years!) Slowly add flour to the pan of bacon drippings over medium heat and whisk continuously. Begin adding milk as need to thin out the gravy so it doesn’t become lumpy. Add flour and milk as needed. Continue whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Breakfast for dinner was delicious! What creations are you cooking up in the kitchen?

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Dinner on the Fly : “I want soup!”

Last week I had a Mommy moment. You know, the ones where you forget to do something important. In my case, it was dinner. I forgot to throw dinner in the slow cooker until nearly 3:00pm. So at that point, I rushed around my kitchen like a crazy person in an effort to get everything together quickly. I turned the slower cooker on high, estimating dinner would be ready no earlier then 7:00pm. A little late, but I didn’t think much of it and went on with my day.

Then, 5:30pm came and my toddler began pulling on me and saying, “I want soup!” If you know me, you know my philosophy on food. I am not a short order cook. I make one meal for the whole family. My daughter doesn’t have to eat it, but she doesn’t receive specialized meals. In this case, however, I had to make an exception. After all, it was my fault dinner wouldn’t be served until much later, so of course she was hungry now!

Dinner on the fly! I want soup!

Well, at least she requested something that could be made rather quickly and healthy. To be honest, I was surprised she wasn’t begging for popcorn and ice cream! Anyway, it was getting late, so I immediately went to the fridge and ransacked it. Pulling out all the vegetables we had. If you are wondering why I didn’t run to the cupboard and pull out a can of soup, its because we didn’t have any. Its not that we don’t purchase cans of soup occasionally, but we usually like to make it ourselves.

I pulled out a potato, carrots, spinach, and vegetable broth. Figuring I could make a vegetable soup, I began pouring the broth into the pot. Unfortunately, there wasn’t even enough broth to coat the bottom of the pan. I rushed to the cupboard and grabbed a packet of beefy onion soup mix. Filled the pan with water and dumped the contents of the packet in. While the soup mix was simmering on medium heat, I began cutting up all the vegetables. Slicing them as thinly as possible, to ensure they became tender quickly.

I went to the fridge in one last effort to add some protein. Luckily, I came across a tuberware bowl of chicken I had made a few days earlier. Originally, the chicken was marinated in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, seasoned with pepper, and baked in the oven. So, needless to say, it was already filled with flavor. I shredded what was left and poured it into the pot. The soup was left on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 20-25 minutes.

WALA!

Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Now that’s what I call dinner on the fly! So, what’s in your fridge? What meal can you make on the fly?

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