Friday, December 10, 2010

Warning: You may gain 10 pounds just by reading this post.

What could be better than a big breakfast full of stacks of warm pancakes, sugary pastries, and BACON?

Eating it for dinner, that’s what!

I don’t know what it is about eating breakfast for dinner that makes the meal seem so much more decadent and delicious than consuming it in the wee morning hours. It could have something to do with the fact that I am NOT a morning person. Or, it could be that pancakes and scrambled eggs are just that much better eaten with friends on a chilly night after a long day at work.

When we decided to do breakfast for dinner at a recent craft night, we knew that bacon & eggs just wouldn’t do. So we decided to go a little fancy with our meal and the menu looked a little something like this:

Scrambled Eggs (Gotta have protein, after all!)

Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Pioneer Woman’s French Breakfast Puffs

 Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Sausages, or, as we like to call them: Little Bites of Heaven (because that’s exactly what they are!) 

And no fancy breakfast would be complete without Mimosas served in champagne glasses. It wouldn't be proper, I tell you.

To say it was delicious would be a gross understatement. To say that I gained five pounds in one sitting, unfortunately, would not.

But it was totally worth it.

Check out Pioneer Woman’s Recipe for the French Breakfast Puffs here.

And if you want to know what true happiness is, you’ll give these a try as well:

Little Bites of Heaven

One pack of mini sausages (I use Little Smokies)
One pack of bacon
Brown Sugar

Cut your bacon in half  (up the middle). Wrap each mini sausage in a half-strip of bacon and then roll your bacon wrapped sausage in brown sugar until it is coated. Place in a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Honestly, its best to just keep an eye on them and once the sugar has carmalized and the bacon looks cooked, they are done. Here's how they look in the oven when they are about ready to come out:

The foil-lined pan makes for a much easier clean-up! These also make great appetizers, so if you have a party to attend this Christmas, these are always a hit. You can make them up ahead of time and then bake them right before you leave!

But be forewarned. The faint of heart (or the diet conscience) need not apply.

Happy weekend, friends!