Thursday, December 1, 2011

breakfast for dinner

We have breakfast for dinner quite often.  When I first started it, the boys thought it was hilarious.  Breakfast for dinner?!  Now, it's their favorite dinner.  It's great for me because I usually don't have to pick up anything specific at the store, I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.  And I can pre-measure my dry ingredients in the afternoon so dinner comes together quicker in the end.

Tonight I made pancakes and waffles, with my new waffle maker!  Well, I made pancakes on the griddle and waffles on the waffle maker.  Although you probably could have figured that out.  We also had fruit salad.  The boys are purists, and very set in their ways.  They can always tell when I try to make their pancakes different.  Whether I use whole wheat flour or try to veganize the recipe, they can tell.  So, I made their standard pancakes that I've been making for over 15 years.  They're good, but unfortunately they aren't vegan.  However, I did sneak some whole wheat flour in there.  Sneaky! 

For my waffles I used Isa Moskowitz's pumpkin waffle recipe.  They were vegan and so delicious served with pure maple syrup. 

I made chocolate chip brownie waffles last weekend.  Whoa mama, they were good.  And yes, they too are vegan.  
I'm kind of going backwards, but I want to mention lunch too.  I love mock egg salad sandwiches, and my sweet boy loves them too.  Today I tried Dreena Burton's egg-less salad recipe from The Everyday Vegan.  It's very easy to make and so delicious.  Mash the tofu as you would mash hard boiled eggs.  The recipe called for chopped pepper (I used a sweet red pepper), green onion, and celery (which I didn't have because it's a favorite of our guinnea pig).  Also a bit of apple cider vinegar, agave nectar, Dijon mustard, dill, salt and pepper.  Mix and put it on your favorite bread.  This is mine:

Stone House's Northcountry.  So yummy.

And here's the egg-less salad mix:

My helper wanted to be in the pictures too.  Don't you love that smile?

I served my sandwich with spinach and I would have liked to have put a slice of tomato on there, but I forgot to pick one up at the store.  The red pepper made up for it though.  I didn't miss the tomato at all.  And Mr. Smiley loved the sandwich so much I had to make a second one.

We'll be finishing up the leftovers tomorrow.  I can't wait!