By: Maria Smith
Have you heard about “Meatless Mondays”? What about “Fishfry Fridays”? Now Log Cabin syrup wants you to add “Breakfast for dinner” Wednesdays to your weekly plan. Log Cabin just released new findings from their Breakfast Table Traditions survey which provided information on modern American family views and behaviors towards breakfast.
They found 77% of households have breakfast for dinner, and 60% eat breakfast for dinner at least once a month. More than half of those polled stated they make a conscious effort to choose breakfast options they feel good about for themselves and their families (56%) and the majority of households prefer to stand by their classic recipes (61%), rather than making it a priority to update their favorites.
“Breakfast for Dinner is a fun, fast and affordable way to get the family together on a busy weeknight,” said Oliver Sanders, Brand Manager of Syrups for Pinnacle Foods Group. “With Log Cabin Syrup, which is free of high fructose corn syrup, Breakfast for Dinner is a meal families can feel good about.”
For me, having breakfast for dinner means having an easy, fast, affordable meal that my kids will eat. Plus, my four year old thinks it’s just plain fun. And who can argue with her? While pancakes and syrup are family favorites, I also like to make quiche for dinner. Quiche is one of those entrees that can be served at any meal and can contain just about anything and everything. Check out my recipe below for a simple quiche and feel free to substitute your favorite meat, cheese, and vegetables. I throw in whatever I have in my refrigerator and my entire family gobbles it up.
1 deep dish pie shell
14 oz fully cooked turkey sausage
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (divide in half)
2 cups chopped broccoli
Bake deep dish pie shell at 400 degrees for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, prick with a fork, and bake 5 minutes longer. Let cool on a rack. Chop sausage into bite size pieces. Combine eggs, milk and seasonings in a mixing bowl; beat lightly. Stir in sausage and broccoli. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese over pastry shell. Top with egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 38-42 minutes or until set and slightly browned.
Maria Smith resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three kids. In her pre-baby days, she was a TV producer for shows like Oprah, and now fills her child-free time with freelance writing and public relations projects. You could reach her at email@example.com or on Twitter @MariaRSmith.