Whenever I don’t feel like cooking, I turn to breakfast for dinner. Seriously — it’s so easy to whip up and the payoff is huge. Happy, smiling, cheery kids? That’s the best.
But, if you ask my husband, I have a bad habit of misjudging how much food is necessary to feed the family breakfast for dinner. I may or may not have a slight reputation of cooking breakfast portions for dinner — which is a huge no-no for brinners. At least for our brinners, that is. It needs to be more substantial than your typical morning breakfast. That’s why it’s essential to make brinners a spread of food — enough to fill bellies and satisfy everyone.
Don’t worry, I am learning — one great trick is to take something breakfast-y and make it even more special (read: more filling) like with these Cinnamon Pancakes with Warm Buttery Apple Topping. It’s amazing how adding apples to the mix can make these fluffy, cinnamon-scented pancakes go from breakfast yummy to dinner filling. Serve them with your favorite breakfast (er … brinner) meats, eggs and perhaps even fruit cup. Want to make it even better? Whip up something eggy and meaty (stay tuned for a delicious idea for that one!) all in one. That makes it extra awesome.
Another awesome thing about brinner? It’s totally acceptable to wear your PJs to the table. I might even go so far as to encourage it, since I really love tossing on warm, fuzzy PJs as soon as the sun goes down in wintertime.
Hmm. Was that over-sharing? I hope not.
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