Thursday, March 19, 2015

Breakfast for dinner


Once in awhile I love to have breakfast for dinner and that usually involves waffles with cream and strawberries, and bacon on the side, because it was a family tradition from when I was growing up.

My favorite recipes for waffles are in this sweet little 1940s cook book that I founds years ago.


This time I chose the sour milk waffles.


I always change out the melted shortening for real butter and I add a teaspoon of vanilla.

Sometimes, I add bacon to the mix, sometimes I don't, but this time I did.

I use a silly heart waffle maker that I've had for about 25 years.


The waffles are thin, but I like them, because you can put the strawberries and cream between them.

First I make the strawberries. 

I cut them up in chunks and add some sugar and a little lemon juice and set them aside.


For the cream I just mix together sour cream and sugar.

You can use white sugar or brown sugar.

I add a little sugar at a time until it's kind of sweet with a bit of  tanginess and then cover it and put it in the fridge until it's time to eat.


Then I gather the ingredients for the waffles.

The bacon was made ahead of time. I took about 5 pieces and chopped them up and then left the rest of it in the oven at about 200 to keep it warm.


Time to stir it up.


Then add the bacon.


Here they are, all cooked and ready to eat.


I keep them in the oven on a plate until they're all done, along with the bacon.

Sometimes I like to have dinner in the kitchen and this was one of those nights.


Somebody was very patiently waiting ;)


Time to eat!



xo
rue

46 comments:

  1. Breakfast/brunch for dinner is on the plates for us as well. The difference is we are having crustless quiche. Bon appetit!

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  2. They look delicious and your patient, little, pupster looks cute just sitting there. You can't go wrong with bacon. I like the idea of putting into the batter. I heart your waffle maker. :)
    Liz

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  3. I LOVE breakfast for dinner. I don't have a waffle maker and pancakes are just not the same. I like the crispness of waffles. I like bananas on mine. I think I'll keep my eye out for a waffle iron. That might become a regular menu item nights or weekends. Yum.

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    1. Try second hand stores, Barbara :)

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  4. We like to have breakfast for dinner sometimes too, Rue. I have an old recipe for sour milk pancakes that are really good. Your waffles look yummy and so pretty on your table!

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  5. Yummy. Waffles and Bacon, Strawberries and Cream. That is a major treat for supper.

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  6. Breakfast for dinner is something Laura and I love! Usually when I make waffles, I make tons of them so I can freeze some. Waffles are comfort food for Laura and some days she needs a ton of comfort :)

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  7. Yum-yum! What is that "cream" that you put on your waffles...sour cream? Looks good with the strawberries.

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  8. Rue,

    I love breakfast for dinner! Your waffles look so good. That little cookbook is just to cute!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  9. Love your post. Those waffles look delicious! It's cool and rainy this morning -- I may just have to get out my waffle iron!

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  10. Oh, and I love your breakfast nook! They are just so cute! Those little nooks! The house across the street from mine built by the same builder has one of those nook s-- alas, Linderhof does not!

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  11. My daughter loves to have breakfast for dinner in bed! She and her friend will watch a movie in my bed and eat waffles or pancakes on a tray with some fruit and OJ. Love breakfast for dinner too!

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  12. I'm sure it is delicious....

    but!!!

    look at that delightful little eating alcove. oh... so... precious........

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  13. Oh my goodness that looks good! I love stirring crumbled bacon into pancake batter since I don't have a waffle iron. And stirring sugar into sour cream - I never thought of that and I bet its wonderful!! When we do breakfast for dinner we call it Brinner and it usually involves omelettes. (:

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  14. What a great old cookbook! When I grew up we had breakfast for dinner almost every Saturday night. I haven't done that it a while! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. I often served our family breakfast for dinner and now our daughters do the same with their families. One of our son-in-laws never heard of such a thing- can you imagine? hehe You've got a sweet little nook to sit and enjoy your delicious meal, and it's even got a spot for your little friend to sit and wait for a treat!

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    1. I had a husband like that. He thought it was weird lol

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  16. I love this idea! I've been putting off getting a waffle-maker, but maybe it's time to invest :) They look delicious! And your little bub is too precious, love him! :)

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  17. Those heart shaped waffles are so pretty! As is your table and little Bubba waiting to bacon snatch if given the opportunity! I think I've had my waffle iron as long as yours but it's not nearly as cool as yours. When the family asks me if I want a new Belgian waffle maker I say absolutely not. Mine is seasoned perfectly after all these years.

    And I love breakfast for supper!

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  18. Those look too pretty to eat! It is so interesting to see that they added bacon, ham, and cheese as alternate ingredients. They really use to eat them at other meals. My mom would sometimes make pancakes for dinner. The gingerbread one beneath looks interesting too.

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  19. Looks so good! I love those old cookbooks. Reminds me of simpler times and simpler ingredients. We do breakfast for dinner quite often as it's a meal our kids will actually eat! How can you go wrong with waffles and bacon? I love the strawberries and cream idea! Must try that!

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  20. Wonderful waffles! We love breakfast for dinner! Your nook is as sweet as can be:)

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  21. That looks wonderful! I usually do bacon and eggs when I want breakfast for dinner, but this goods great!

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  22. Oh, this looks delicious and what a lovely pattern for waffles! I love bacon too. I am so enjoying you being back with us in blogland, Rue! Look at little Bubba - Bubba is my husband's nickname and that's what our little granddaughter calls him! :)
    I appreciate your sweet comments and I feel like I've been a part of your life and now you've come back to us. Have a lovely weekend.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. ummm...this is one of my favorite meals...breakfast, lunch or dinner...:)
    We love Pecan Waffles made with buttermilk....bacon or ham on the side....well,now I'm so hungry (and I have a fresh carton of buttermilk in the fridge) so guess what we are having for dinner tonight. lol
    Yours look so pretty, in the heart shape...I have just the square waffles but they taste great.
    xo

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    1. I'll eat them in any shape LOL

      xo

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  24. ooo, and i have a post draft in the works about waffles...could i steal a photo of your pretty ones, linking back to your pretty blog.?

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  25. Last week in the middle of the night I was ravenous - hadn't had dinner and went to bed hungry...and woke up and couldn't get pancakes out of my head. And made some. Right in the middle of what should have been a nice deep REM state. : - ) So, yes, your meal - and to eat it in that adorable space - sounds perfect to me. YUM - all looks great.

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  26. I'm swooning! The whole thing, YES!

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  27. Fantastic, wow. And I love things from the 1940's....music, clothing, cookbooks, everything. :)

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  28. Oh, and I love that breakfast nook with the Gingham fabric cushions, too. :)

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  29. Bubba must have a lot of restraint! Most dogs would have been all over that bacon!

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    1. He's a good boy until I turn my back LOL

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  30. Breakfast for dinner is cozy and nostalgic. Your sweet and savoury dish looks and sounds scrumptious! I have a very similar waffle iron, and make batches of decadent buttermilk waffles, especially when I need a little tasty TLC!

    Happy Spring!

    Poppy

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  31. Oh that looks so good! I have been craving waffles lately. I may have to make some this weekend. :)

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  32. Yummy! Your waffles look so delicious! I have been fighting a tummy bug all week but I know I'm feeling better today as I actually have some hunger back.

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  33. Oh my goodness! It's the strawberries and cream that put me over the top! :) And by the way... it is still close to St. Patrick's day, so your waffles are shamrocks :)
    ~Liz

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  34. RUE!!! I had seen a few comments on my blog with your name on it and I wondered "Is that my sweet Rue?" I am doing a happy dance that you are back! I can't wait to catch up with your life.

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  35. Oh my, does that look delicious! And if I had a kitchen like yours, I'd want to eat my Breakfast for Dinner there, too!!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  36. Hi Rue, On occasion I fix breakfast for dinner too. I love old cook books like this one. What a treasure and your meal looks so delicious. Now I am hungry. Love your kitchen!! So nice to catch up with you today. I've been gone and thank you for stopping by.
    Happy Spring.
    Hugs, CM

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  37. I hope everyone tries the strawberries and cream! I think you'll love it :)

    xo,
    rue

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