Breakfast is all too often forgotten or skipped during the workweek, but on the weekend, it suddenly takes on a charged, almost obsessive appeal for people when it gets pushed to a few hours later in the day and gets renamed brunch. And that's because nobody wants to wake up for breakfast.
So we thought: Why not push back breakfast even farther? Why not make it for dinner? Perhaps then, people will start having breakfast every day of the week.
We're talking about a quick and easy meal here. Cooking dinner generally requires a bit more commitment than cooking breakfast, we think, so breakfast is a logical choice for anyone who may be reluctant to cook in the evening. Eggs, for example, in any shape or form, are one of the quickest things you can whip up in the kitchen. Fancy a basic cheese omelette? Ten minutes. (Five if you're practiced or a seasoned French chef.)
So what's good this week? Well, Nathan Cyphert and Dan Myers win major points for creativity with their respective recipes, the French Toast Turkey Burger and the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese French Toast. And Culinary Content Network member Patricia Stagich's Huevos Rancheros are definitely worth checking out for anyone looking for a South-of-the-border dish. But, this week's winning prize goes to Tyler Sullivan, for her Eggs in Purgatory Recipe, which will send you straight to heaven.
All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices. So if you're looking for an economical way to have dinner, breakfast for dinner is a timeless option.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.