It’s 5pm and you’re asking yourself, What’s for dinner?
Why not turn dinner on its head and serve up some typical morning fare in the evening?
Eggs are extremely versatile ingredients and they’re an inexpensive source of protein, so they can offer a great way to give your budget a break.
For the younger set, try sautéing sausage, kielbasa or even hot dog slices in butter until brown and then adding a couple of whisked eggs. Gently scramble, side with a buttery english muffin, and, voila, dinner is done.
Or try omelets filled with a couple slices of your choice of cheese — and you’re good. Or go international. Try a Greek version with spinach and feta or an Italian version with mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes. The possibilities are endless.
Have leftover tortillas on hand? Simply scramble eggs with sausage, veggies and perhaps some black beans and salsa. Spoon onto the tortilla, roll up and you have a hearty burrito that makes for an easy hand-held dinner.
A great way to use up your leftover pasta or cooked potatoes is to mix up a frittata. This classic brunch dish starts with an egg, milk, and cheese mixture with added bits of ham or sausage. Cook it in a pan on the stovetop and then finish in the oven until the filling is set and the top is browned. Cut into wedges and serve with melon slices for a simply delicious supper.
Want to go sweet? Pull out the waffle iron and make some homemade waffles for a real treat. Pork sausage and applesauce are classic accompaniments or go savory and add chicken tenders with a drizzle of maple syrup. Ahhhh. Comfort food at its finest.
Reinvent your dinner with ingredients for breakfast and use up your stray bits of meat and veggies that are sitting in the fridge. Breakfast for dinner is satisfying and just plain fun!