Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunny side up Sundays

How do your weekend mornings go? My family isn't much for hot breakfasts during the week, but after Sunday Mass, everyone is starving. My crockpot is usually on deck or in use for the Sunday roast, so what's a Church Lady to do? So many easy hot breakfasts can get slowed down by only being able to fit so much in a frying pan. If you don't have a stove with a griddle, an electric griddle or skillet makes it a snap to serve breakfast to a crowd.

Electric pans come in two varieties, griddles or skillets. Griddles tend to have more real estate, but I'm partial to the skillet version. Because of the sides, it's more versatile. In addition to hot breakfasts, it can be used to cook dishes when entertaining or during the holidays, such as paella. The pan portion of my skillet is removeable for easy cleaning, and can also be used in the oven. With an impending move, cooking in the skillet helps me keep the stove clean.

I often find myself stumped for what to make for breakfast, so here are some ideas: scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried bread, birds in a nest, potato pancakes, or hash and eggs. What are your family's hot breakfast favorites?

1 comment:

Thérèse said...

Our electric griddle doesn't get a lot of use, as it has to be unpacked from its box every time, but I recently started using it for pancakes, when I realized that I could do enough pancakes for two in a single batch. Now everyone gets to eat them hot!