Breakfast for Dinner: Make it a Good Evening

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In your busy life, it's easy to fall into a rut when it comes to dinnertime. Lots of people develop "meal rotations" or "suppertime habits" which lead to the same evening meals week after week. But there's one surefire way to break this repetitive cycle: make breakfast for dinner!

Why is the "breakfast for dinner" trend growing in popularity?

  • Breakfast recipes tend to be easier to make and take less time to prepare.
  • You can often devote more time to cooking breakfast during the evening hours than you can in the morning while trying to get your children ready for school.
  • These recipes are flexible and can easily be adapted to whatever ingredients you have at the time.
  • The components of breakfast recipes are often less expensive than those found in dinner entrees.
  • Kids just think having breakfast for dinner is cool.

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

If you like to make casseroles, this recipe combines breakfast flavor with a fluffy, tasty meal choice. It's also ideal for people who have more time in the midday or late morning to prepare an entrée than they do in the evening hours. This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

  • 1 lb. bulk sausage, light sausage, or turkey sausage
  • 11/2-2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups skim, 2%, or whole milk
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 3 or 4 slices of soft bread, cubed
  • Other spices to taste

In skillet, cook and drain the sausage. In a 9" x 13" pan, beat the eggs and combine all of the ingredients except the bread. Store in your refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

About an hour before dinnertime, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and stir in the cubed bread. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.