Thursday, November 21, 2013

Breakfast for Supper - Brupper? Sup-fast? Brinner? Whatever...

Ever go to fix supper and think, "Man, I'm tired of making the same old stuff!"?

Yeah, me too.

Last night I went to fix supper, couldn't think of anything I wanted to make, then remembered that I had a package of all natural sausage in the freezer that I had gotten to try. (No chemicals, just meat and spices - the way food SHOULD be...don't get me started) So, I figured I'd fix breakfast food for supper. A lot of times when I do that, I'll do a breakfast casserole I make with bread, eggs, bacon or sausage and cheese - Kind of like a savory french toast casserole - but I didn't really want to fix that and didn't have enough bread anyway. Last time I did a brupper (yep, pretty much just made that word up on the spot!), I made a biscuits and gravy casserole using canned biscuits - it was good, but I didn't want to do it either...and I didn't have canned biscuits...

So what's a girl to do?


Off to Pinterest I went.

I looked at all sorts of breakfast casseroles. French toast casserole - didn't have enough bread. I still wasn't having much luck, so I thought, well, maybe I'll just make pancakes or waffles...but I really didn't feel like standing over a griddle doing pancakes. 
Then it hit me  - why not a pancake CASSEROLE?!
I searched, and, sure enough, there were recipes.  Looked at a bunch, most of which seemed kind of like big pan-sized egg-y popover type things - which is fine, I like egg-y popover type things, but that wasn't what I wanted. 
After some hunting, I settled on this recipe.

Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I altered it a bit. I also made homemade cinnamon/vanilla syrup to go over since that bottled stuff you get from the store is just nasty (and not good for you, either, but how do you make something that is essentially sugar good for you?).

As it turned out, it was pretty good - one child at it happily, the other child ate it somewhat begrudgingly, but he didn't spend half an hour declaring the he was NOT going to put that in his mouth, so I consider it success [ :) ] (plus, this child only likes plain pancakes- he refuses to even taste syrup. Or jelly. Or peanut butter...strange kid, I know), and the father declared that it would be better without the sausage in it, but he ate two pieces, so it must not have been too bad! :D

So, if you want to try the original recipe, go to that link up that. If you want my version, here it is! (click the recipes to view full size - my 3-column layout messes me up in this case)

I served this with scrambled eggs and applesauce this particular time - and of course, coffee for the big people (you can't have breakfast without coffee!!) and the little folks had hot chocolate. If the summer, it would probably be juice of some sort.

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a food photographer.
And yes, I did take this picture outside - it's the only place I can get any decent light!

Hope you enjoy it!!

What about you - Does your family eat Breakfast for supper? 

1 comment:

RicKaren said...

We do have brupper at times (although I didn't know that's what it was.) And I agree, no brupper without coffee!