If you like late-night pancakes, and a before-bed plate of steaming scrambled eggs and freshly cooked bacon strips, then you, my friend, are a fan of brinner. What is brinner you ask? It’s simple! Brinner is breakfast for dinner, and if you’re anything like me, then brinner is something that happens at least a few times a month.
One of the reasons why I like to have breakfast for dinner so often is that it’s easy. In fact, I do brinner on nights when I really just don’t feel up to cooking. I had one of those nights not too long ago…
I was sitting at my desk here at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen office, thinking about what to eat for dinner (sometime shortly after lunch), when I realized I had a ton of things to do after work and wouldn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. I also knew my boyfriend was coming over, and that he is a fan of the diner that’s near my house, so I decided: I’ll bring the diner home!
After glancing through all of the mouthwatering breakfast recipes on our site, I found one I knew we both would love: Farmer’s Skillet Breakfast. It’s got hash browns, eggs, and veggies, but the best part was that I could pick up most of the ingredients from the freezer case without having to do any prep work!
After a quick trip to that big discount megastore we all love to shop at, I had all of my ingredients. I decided to use a frozen seasoning blend that included peppers and onions, instead of dicing them myself. Just another quick and convenient shortcut! I put about a cup and a half of that blend into a skillet with my butter.
Then, I dumped in the hash browns and stirred it all up. I stirred it a few times while they sat in the pan and cooked.
About 10 minutes later, I took a spoon and made indentations in the hash brown mixture, then cracked an egg into each one. I thought it looked so pretty!
After covering and letting it cook for another 7 minutes or so, it was all done! My boyfriend likes his eggs over-easy, while I like mine really runny and yolky (the better to dip bread in), so you can see how I was able to do this by keeping my eggs a little father from the center of the flame on my stove.
I served this with a couple of slices of bacon and those buttery, flaky, refrigerated biscuits that come in a can. (My boyfriend was so excited about getting the can to ‘pop’!) It was the perfect brinner.
Of course, there are a ton of quick and easy breakfast for dinner ideas available on our site and on the Easy Home Meals site! Check out some of the other yummy ones I found below!
Clockwise from top-left: Hash for a Bash | Ham and Cheese Oven French Toast | Barn Raising Breakfast | Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake | All-In-One French Toast Bake | Lumberjack Omelet | Chipped Beef | Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes
Which of these breakfast for dinner recipes would you try?