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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The joy of eating breakfast foods for lunch or dinner

Maybe on a Sunday like today it wouldn't be as special, because you can have brunch. But give me breakfast for lunch or dinner on a weekday, and I'm in heaven.

I don't know what it is exactly (Breaking the rules? Taking it easy? Less dishes to clean?), but being able to grab a bowl of cereal for lunch or make pancakes for dinner has always seemed like a treat to me. It's easy. It's tasty. And it's like getting away with cheating on a test or something. Eating breakfast at any other time than first thing in the morning just always seems to taste better.

On Friday, I decided to pour myself a bowl of cereal -- a healthy kind (see picture above) -- and had the time of my life munching away on those little wheat squares for lunch. I'd already hiked the mountain. I'd already put in my time on the blog. I'd already had a meeting. Lunch was going to be my time. I picked light and loved every minute of it.

Have you ever gotten away with serving your family breakfast for dinner? In my circle of friends, this is not something you can get away with where men (husbands, dads) are concerned, but the moms I know love to simplify a meal like this. And kids are generally all in favor.

It's the simple things in life like this that sometimes take the edge off of a difficult day and put a smile on your face. I know I was grinning from ear to ear while eating what was in my bowl. I mean, a cereal called Island Vanilla. Who wouldn't like that?

If you were to choose the breakfast meal -- or the easiest meal -- you'd like to have for lunch or dinner after a challenging day, what would it be? How would it affect your state of mind?

7 comments:

Jan said...

We have waffles or pancakes for dinner every once in a while and the best part is that my 15 year old does it all.

Sometimes it's just the decision making that is tiring. So I always feel relieved after the decision has been made.

lisa said...

Mmm! I love pancakes for dinner or a simple Denver sandwich! It does feel like cheating somehow and thus is all the more fun...

Sheila Callahan said...

I love cereal for lunch and I love sandwiches for dinner.

Tia Bach said...

I LOVE breakfast for dinner, and my mom often served it. Unfortunately, my daughter is severely allergic to eggs (and issues with dairy and wheat), so we don't. I should reinvent a breakfast night that works for family. Thanks for the idea!

Anjuli said...

my favorite meal is breakfast...so of course I would love to have breakfast for lunch or dinner :)...the only thing is I would not necessarily make it an 'easy' breakfast- I'd make a FULL HUGE breakfast :)...but then cereal for dinner is great too! :)...I love grape nuts...for lunch...for dinner.

Julie said...

We have eggs and waffles quite a lot for dinner. It's our favorite quick fix meal! And all three of us eat cereal just about anytime of the day!

Alison Law said...

Jackie, My husband and I ate at a restaurant that serves breakfast all day. So I had breakfast for dinner on a Saturday night. Rebel!