We are Dave and Sarah and this is one of our favorite things of all time:
Another one of our favorite things is breakfast food. If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you’ve probably already caught on to the fact that we love breakfast. A few weeks ago, we even devoted an entire week of posts to breakfast food. So when it came time to submit a post for the Foodbuzz 24×24 event, it was a no brainer for us: Breakfast for Dinner. We know, we know…we have already posted Breakfast for Dinner once before. But that’s what’s so great about this meal. There are hundreds of different combinations to choose from!
For this meal, we decided to get together with our good friends, Rob and Ami (along with their four kids). We made Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce, Baked Denver Omelet, Amana Bacon, and Cold Brewed Iced Coffee. We also decided to honor our kids’ request and whip up some chocolate chip pancakes at the last minute. Yum!
The great thing about making this meal for company is that most of it can be done in advance. The blueberry sauce, iced coffee, and egg mixture can all be made the day before. So when you host your get together, you just need to throw the bacon and eggs into the oven and focus on the pancakes. That’s it!
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Prep time : 30 minutes
Serves: 4 (4 pancakes each)
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups Buttermilk pancake mix (we use Krusteaz)
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
zest and juice of two lemons
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Butter for the pan
Preheat the oven to 200°F. Heat a griddle to medium heat. Mix the water, pancake mix, ricotta, vanilla, egg, lemon zest and juice, and poppyseeds in a bowl with a wire whisk.
Butter the hot griddle. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to drop the batter onto the hot griddle. This way all the pancakes come out to the same size. Once you start to see bubbles around the edges, flip the pancake over with a metal spatula.
The first side should be golden brown. Cook for a couple minutes on the second side, until it’s golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Place the pancakes on a baking sheet in the warm oven as you go to keep warm until all the pancakes are done.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 strips of lemon zest
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until berries burst and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Remove the strips of lemon zest and serve over lemon poppyseed pancakes.
Baked Denver Omelet
Prep Time: 40 minutes
1/3 cup milk
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup shredded hash browns
1 shallot, chopped
1 cup diced ham
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Butter an 8×8 baking dish.
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl with the milk, green pepper, hash browns, shallot, ham, parsley, salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
1 pound bacon (preferably from the butcher or meat counter – not pre-packaged).
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place a metal cooling rack in the baking sheet and lay strips of bacon on the rack (one sheet will hold about 10 pieces of bacon). Cook for 25-30 minutes, flipping bacon once during cooking. Place bacon on a paper towel lined plate to cool and absorb grease.
Now the best part, serving and eating the delicious food!
We were planning on all eating outside, but it was just a little too cold for all the kids, so we decided to have them eat indoors. They still loved the meal just as much as we did!
Another successful Breakfast for Dinner for 1 cup Awesome! And this time it was even better because we got to enjoy the meal with great friends. Huge thanks to the Randazzos for letting us use their home and to the incredible Dave Poyzer for taking the stunning pictures.
What’s your all-time favorite breakfast for dinner item? French toast? Pancakes? Eggs? Let us know!