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Mealtime Mixups

October 23, 2009

IMG_1945As I was chowing down at lunch on some leftover chorizo and eggs, it made me wonder why typical “breakfast” food is just fine to eat at lunch or even dinner, but typical “lunch” and “dinner” foods are seldom (or not at all) eaten for breakfast.  Have you even eaten a salad for breakfast?  Pasta?  A turkey sandwich?  BBQ ribs?

I suppose the only exception would be pizza.  Cold pizza is a good breakfast.  And people do eat steak at breakfast, but normally with eggs, not with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables as you’d see at dinner.

I cook breakfast for dinner once or twice a month, just to throw a curveball into the what’s-normal-dinner-food great chain of being.  Aside from the aforementioned chorizo and eggs from dinner a couple of nights ago, I like to make French toast with fresh strawberries, omelets, and this tasty treat:

Eric’s Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict

(serves 2)

4 eggs (poached or cooked over easy/over medium)

2 English muffins, sliced

4-8 slices capicolla (Italian spicy ham – regular ham is ok too)

½ cup salsa

¼ cup cream cheese

1 tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Toast the English muffin halves.  Combine the salsa and cream cheese in a small bowl.  Top each muffin half with 1-2 slices of the ham, then one cooked egg.  Top with the salsa mixture and sprinkle cilantro over the top.  Serve with fresh fruit.  Eat!

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