Tuesday, March 8, 2011

breakfast for dinner

Today is one of my favourite days of the year. I wish it was because there’s some deep meaning behind it or it’s a super significant event but what I really like about today is that I get to have breakfast for dinner. Today is Mardis Gras, Fat Tuesday or, as I like to call it, Pancake Tuesday. For those of you who may not be aware, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday is the last day of Carnival season and the day before the beginning of Lent. And why pancakes you ask? Because a big stack of pancakes is a pretty good for pigging out on and today is supposed to be a last feast of richer, fatty foods before the 40 days of fasting and sacrifice during the Lent season. (Which I’d also like to point out that Lent means Easter and Easter means spring and spring is a good thing. Just sayin’…)
{Jim's Pancakes...the coolest pancakes I have ever seen! you need to check it out!}
It's funny, isn't it, that I am excited by the idea of having breakfast for dinner simply because religious tradition calls for it. I really can have whatever I want for breakfast, lunch or dinner on any given day but the expected meals are usually on the menu (with the exception of pizza leftovers creeping in at breakfast every once and a while!). And I'm sure that's why today seems exciting...because it is a little out of the ordinary. It's not the norm. Sure, I could have a steak for breakfast and cereal for dinner everyday but then how much fun would Pancake Tuesday be? You're right...not that much fun at all. Doing something a little different, changing up my routine and enjoying my morning meal at dinnertime does give me something a little different to look forward to. Heck, pancakes in the morning are a treat so having them after a day at work? Bring on the bacon, I say! And let the syrup flow!

Do you like breakfast for dinner? What’s your favorite breakfast food?

26 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

We're having crepes tonight, feeling like taking it up a notch this year. Breakfast is my favorite meal! We often eat it for dinner. I probably likes eggs best, frittata with a side of crispy hashbrowns - yum. Though crepes with nutella and banana is right up there but that probably counts more as dessert :)

Stephanie said...

I love having breakfast for dinner! My favorite breakfast foods are pancakes, hash browns, sausage, and fried or scrambled eggs.

Talia said...

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites!!! I personally am a French Toast kind of gal, though. :)

Gia said...

i love breakfast for dinner. My grandma would always make us grits, eggs and cheese. still my favorite!

stephanie said...

those pancakes are amazing! i LOVE breakfast for dinner!! pancakes are a must, but when i'm feeling adventurous, i break out the waffle maker ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love pancakes any time! Oh man, I need some right now.

Kimbirdy said...

i am a huge lover of breakfast anytime of day or night! although, i really don't like pancakes. i'm weird, i know, but i'm just not into them. i love some good scrambled eggs, grits, hashbrowns & oj though! and i agree, any sort of change to the daily routine is totally exciting! enjoy your feast!

Nicole Jeannette said...

Haha cute! I like this a lot!

la petite coquine said...

I'm a sucker for breakfast for dinner! John and I usually do an omelette with a big salad and roasted potatoes, but sometimes it's just too fun to have a big ol' stack of pancakes! Enjoy dinner tonight!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Breakfast food is my favourite kind of food!!! I would eat it all day every day if I could. So definitely understanding your excitement right now!

Meghan said...

YES! Breakfast for dinner sounds incredible!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Am I a total weirdo if I say i have NEVER had breakfast for dinner, and have never even considered it? I am definitely in the minority, but breakfast is actually my least favorite meal of the day. But pancakes for dinner...I can endorse that.

Krystal said...

oh heavens, we always have crepes for dinner!! I LOVE them. pancakes sound really good right about now though!

Chiara said...

Breakfast for dinner is fantastic!!
I had icecream for dinner last night... oh so healthy!
xox
C.

Chiara said...

Breakfast for dinner is fantastic!!
I had icecream for dinner last night... oh so healthy!
xox
C.

Heart Charlie said...

Yum! breakfast for dinner is the most magical ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

I love eating pancakes for dinner and I do it a lot during the winter. Its such a treat! Kisses, darling. Enjoy your day

Ps: I’m hosting a charming jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

Tara, in 3 Parts said...

I usually just eat cold cereal for breakfast...I'm not a HUGE breakfast food person. But I do love me some Eggs Benedict! Still, it's hard to find a place that makes them correctly :-/

Sandy a la Mode said...

yes yes yes! i LOVE eggs for dinner hehehe! :)

Today's Gift said...

I love breakfast for dinner. My favorite thing is scrambled eggs or an omlette and waffles with strawberries and cool whip. It's funny because I love breakfast, but I am so not a morning person.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Can you believe that I just heard about Pancake Tuesday yesterday for the first time ever??? I knew Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday but never Pancake. Sounds like a great idea to me :) xoxo

photohogger said...

YESSS!!! Amazing! I love breakfast for dinner; and pancakes, fo shiz. :) Enjoy! And good luck with Lent, what are you giving up this year?

iheartkiwi said...

Kiwi and I like to make bacon and eggs for dinner sometimes :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I LOVE breakfast for ANY meal, hehe.

Dionne said...

I LOVE Brinner! Sooo good. I don't have a fave breakfast food, just because it's all so good. Eggs, waffles, french toast... too much goodness to choose between!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Breakfast foods are my fav! I love hashbrowns and bacon!