Breakfast for Dinner

by Cate on January 23, 2007

Last week, when Nicholas and I were in the grocery store, we spied a package of chocolate chip pancakes in the freezer section, and since he’s been on a pancake kick for the last few weeks, he asked if I could buy them. I did, but somehow they morphed into blueberry pancakes by the time we got home. At the time, I figured I just grabbed the wrong box, or they had been put back in the wrong place, but when we went back over the weekend, there were none to be found. After checking a few grocery stores and coming up empty, I thought this was a little silly because, of course, I could make them at home!

When Nicholas went off to school this morning, I promised him we’d make chocolate chip pancakes for dinner tonight, and as soon as I picked him up, he held me to that. I used a recipe I found on the AllRecipes web site and managed to get about 15 pancakes whipped up in no time. He devoured two in mere minutes, so the recipe gets a big thumbs up from him.

I’m a big fan of having breakfast for dinner, but The Husband, not so much. Since we already had pancakes on the menu, I baked up a batch of extra crispy bacon, eggs and homemade hashbrowns. The Husband loves the homemade hashbrowns, so I figured that might make breakfast at dinner more palatable. Funnily enough, as he sat down to eat his dinner, he said he had been craving eggs lately. Perfect. Nicholas got his chocolate chip pancakes, The Husband got his craving satiated and I got my breakfast at dinner.

Until tomorrow…

A year ago today… Cookie Exchange festivities.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes
6 servings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine eggs, milk and oil; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown. Keep warm.

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wheresmymind January 23, 2007 at 3:05 am

I can’t wait, I’d like some now!


Cassi January 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm

I love to have the recipe for the potatoes, they look great. Thanks


Claire January 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I love breakfast for dinner. It’s one of my favorites.


The Home Cook January 23, 2007 at 9:41 pm

I love making breakfast for dinner. It gives me a chance to make all the weekend-only meals like waffles, pancakes, complicated egg dishes, etc. that I just don’t have time for in the morning.

Those potatoes look quite good. I hope you post the recipe!


rachel January 23, 2007 at 11:01 pm

I LOVE having breakfast for dinner. I used to live in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in Chicago and they had a cart outside the Mexican grocery store that sold fresh tamales. I’d get them and then cook up some eggs sunny side up and eat them together. I had that for dinner one night last week. YUM!


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