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Something to offset sweet breakfast menu - Thank you! Post #18
« on: December 06, 2012, 04:08:12 PM »
We're having a couple spend the night this weekend.  I know what I want to serve for breakfast, but it's mostly sweet stuff:
* Cream-cheese filled cinnamon french toast
* Turkey (not serving pork that day) sausage, but even that's a bit maple-like
* Fresh fruit
* Reeeeally good orange juice
* Coffee and tea

There's got to be something simple I can add to the menu to cut through all of that sugar.

Brilliant thoughts, anyone? 

Thanks!
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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 04:10:13 PM »
Quiche?

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 04:12:20 PM »
Eggs and maybe some toast. 

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 04:28:10 PM »

Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon  ;D

Or toast. That sounds like a really good breakfast, even being sweet (of course, i like cold leftover Taco Bell for breakfast, so my tastes may not be reliable  :P)
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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 04:48:03 PM »
Hard boiled or scrambled eggs are easy.  Maybe some kind of potato dish (homemade or pre-packaged); hash browns or potato pancakes or something like that.

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
I've made an egg, potato, and zucchini quiche in the past that was really yummy.
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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 05:11:04 PM »
If you handed me a plate with french toast, sausage, and fruit I'd be thrilled.  It would be the sort of thing I'd order when having breakfast on vacation and because you gave me turkey sausage and fruit I wouldn't feel guilty about the french toast at all. 

But if you really want another item, I think eggs would be the most common item.  Or you could do sliced tomatoes that you top with cheese (my mom used to do equal parts parmesean, ricotta, mozzarella and mayo and basil but it is a little rich) and then broil. 

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »
I've made an egg, potato, and zucchini quiche in the past that was really yummy.

Uh-oh!  You've started something here!

Recipe please. Oh, please.


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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 05:55:15 PM »
I've made an egg, potato, and zucchini quiche in the past that was really yummy.

Uh-oh!  You've started something here!

Recipe please. Oh, please.



I guess it's a frittata and not a quiche. I can never keep all the different egg dishes straight. :)

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-and-potato-frittata-10000001875334/
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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 06:00:05 PM »
I think it sounds just great as it is and doesn't need anything. There are already eggs in the french toast.

If I was to add anything, I might add some simple fried pototoes. (I usuallly bake some in the microwave, then slice and crisp up)

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 06:26:31 PM »
Although it's somewhat unconventional you can do a non-sweet French Toast.  We've done it with garlic bread. 

Dip the bread in just egg and milk.
Fry it in the usual way.
 Instead of syrup, serve it up with a mild salsa. 

The stuff is delicious and goes well with fruit juice.

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 06:27:58 PM »
Although it's somewhat unconventional you can do a non-sweet French Toast.  We've done it with garlic bread. 

Dip the bread in just egg and milk.
Fry it in the usual way.
 Instead of syrup, serve it up with a mild salsa. 

The stuff is delicious and goes well with fruit juice.

My mom makes me savory french toast! Only we call it Bombay Toast.  Egg/milk + spices - I like chili powder & a little cumin.  Then fry it up and I eat it with spicy ketchup.

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 09:59:08 AM »
I think it sounds just great as it is and doesn't need anything. There are already eggs in the french toast.

If I was to add anything, I might add some simple fried pototoes. (I usuallly bake some in the microwave, then slice and crisp up)

This. Maybe fried potatoes with onions or peppers if you like them for an extra savory touch.
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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 11:07:15 AM »
Sausage balls? (Bisquick, sausage, cheese mainly)

Nevermind.  Just re-read that you aren't serving pork that day.  Sorry!

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Re: Something to offset sweet breakfast menu
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 11:17:27 AM »
I woke up thinking of this delicious breakfast (I had cereal for breakfast-booooring) and I decided the one thing I would like is some rich, unsweetened, unflavoured greek yogurt (this kind with 7-14% MF). I love yogurt and syrup and a nice scoop of yogurt on the french toast would cut through any extra sweetness.