Sunday, June 27, 2010

Poem #88 Today! - Breakfast for Dinner

Good morning, Mag!  Where do you live?

This week, our family found a surprise on our front porch.  My mother sent us a Belgian waffle maker!  So now we will be able to make fat waffles and smother them in strawberries and whipped cream, all in the comfort of our own home.  Thank you, Mom!

Breakfast for dinner is a big hit at our house.  I could make six fancy dinners in a row (this would actually never happen), and if we had cereal on day seven...everyone would cheer.  There is something happy and cozy about breakfast foods.

I thought I'd poke around in Google-land to see if there was anything interesting to find about breakfast for dinner, and I found something amazing.  22, 166 people like "Breakfast for Dinner" on Facebook.  Isn't that funny?

Students - writing about favorite things is fun and easy too.  We can make lists of all kinds of favorites: foods, pieces of clothing, games, songs,  animals, books, ice cream flavors...  Then we can jump from any point on any list into a poem, essay, or story.

Back to food, this week I plan to make a chocolate chip coffee cake.  I'll also try to make the breakfast pizza at the top of this list of "Ten Ways to Eat Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner)".

In our house, one favorite "brinner" is the puffy pancake from this cookbook by Ann Hodgman which is as funny as it is recipe-good.  If you like garlic pretzels, Ann's recipe is super.

What is YOUR family's favorite breakfast for dinner?  Write it in the comments below, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a copy of this hilarious book that has nothing to do with poetry or writing...just food.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, July 1.

(Please click on COMMENTS below to share a thought.)


  1. Hi Amy--love the poem! I'm one of those breakfast-all-day-longers. If I can get someone to cook it for me, bacon and two eggs over easy is the best. If it's just me cooking, a nice crusty, multi-grain slice of toast with butter (a wee bit of honey makes it even better) is the ticket!

  2. I live in Massachusetts in a tiny quaint town along the Blackstone River Valley.
    My sons are all grown up, but many Sunday nights we had pancakes or french toast for dinner when they were still at home. Cereal was always a fall back meal!
    Here's a great easy recipe for pancakes from my friend Sue Thompson who hosts a B & B in Franconia, NH. This recipe was taped to the inside of my cabinet door, but once I knew it by heart!
    Sue’s Pancakes
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 Cup flour
    ¼ Cup sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    ¼ cup oil
    1 egg
    1 Cup milk
    Sift dry ingredients. Add oil, egg, and milk. Stir until just blended. Pour onto a hot griddle.
    Of course they're even better with blueberries or chocolate chips or any other little additions.....

  3. Somehow I came up as my blog... and not my id! mag

  4. Hi Amy-another great poem! I love breakfast any time I can get it. When my sons were young, they loved my homemade french toast. It was a family event where we all helped cook. I sure miss those days.
    Now, I have a little grand-daughter, and I can't wait to cook with her. I sure hope she likes Grandma's french toast!

  5. Great poem, makes me want to breakout the pancake mix. Funny, I am not really a breakfast person, not in the AM anyhow. Give me some pancakes for dinner though, yummmm.

  6. All of these comments are making me hungry too! Thank you, Mag, for the recipe (which we will try this summer)and for telling me where you are too. 'Wish I could send you all some fresh eggs through the computer. We are a bit overloaded at the moment. Thank you for the kind words, and watch for the drawing winner on Thursday!

  7. Amy - of course your neighbors up the hill fully endorse breakfast for dinner (any excuse to break out the maple syrup!) The girls love pancakes and sausage for dinner, and it appears on our menu far more than I'd like to admit!

  8. My family loves breakfast for dinner AND I love this poem, so I printed it for my Helendale students who already wrote summer letters and for my collection of favorites to share during our poetry unit. Reminds me for some reason of two adorable books on cd I listened to a few years ago, "Everything on a Waffle" and "Ida B"...enjoy the rest of your summer!

  9. Angela,
    If we lived in The House of Syrup like you do, we would eat waffles every night! Your operation is beautiful, and I shake my head admiringly every time I drive by those gorgeous sap tanks!
    I love IDA B! It's great to hear from you. I hope you're having a great summer and that you are relaxing some. You deserve it, friend.

  10. Perhaps we should create a Danish breakfast for dinner? Oh, the endless possibilities...Can't wait to see you in just a few days (Ok...a little more than a few, but close enough!).

  11. Our favorite breakfast for dinner when I was a child was a huge omelet as big as the electric skillet (to divide and share) and oven toast managed by my dad (one of the very few things he ever "cooked").