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Is teriyaki beef and broccoli a breakfast food?

The teriyaki beef and broccoli, pictured above, was really good for dinner last night.  It isn’t what I’m eating for breakfast.  I’ll be eating steel-cut oatmeal with a little brown sugar and milk.

It brings to mind a little question I’ve had for a long time:  why are certain foods only for breakfast?  Like toast?  Or scrambled eggs?  Hash browns?

Is this just a North American thing?  Why is that we have this thing called “breakfast for dinner”?  I love it when we have breakfast for dinner, but why do we not just call it toast-bacon-hash browns-scrambled eggs-orange juice for dinner?  Or, just dinner.



5 responses

  1. Hey, drop the milk and rather add a half a teaspoon of cinneman than you will be eating oatmeal!

    February 23, 2012 at 6:22 am

    • Oh, there’s a little cinnamon, a bit of brown sugar and the steel-cut oats are cooked for a 1/2 hour to make oatmeal. I store it in the fridge and add a bit of milk when I reheat it in the morning.

      February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

  2. Rachel

    Wow…that looks delicious!

    February 23, 2012 at 6:52 am

    • Thanks. My wife thinks so too. It’s actually really easy. Here’s what you do:

      1. Steam a head or two of broccoli – not all the way, because it will be too soft.
      2. Cut, cross-grain, a couple of steaks into strips and saute with a bit of EVOO and minced garlic (once the steaks are more than halfway done – you don’t want to overcook the garlic).
      Make a teriyaki sauce – my favorite is this one:
      3. Drain the beef.
      4. Add the broccoli and teriyaki to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes.
      5. Boil some 3 minute stir-fry noodles.
      6. Serve all together in a bowl.


      February 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

  3. MindMindful


    February 23, 2012 at 7:36 am