Breakfast is a very personal thing. I am a lover of all things breakfast—give me an omelette, some hasbrowns, and a stack of silver-dollar pancakes any day of the week. But I also like unconventional foods for breakfast. Here are some ideas of how you can repurpose nontraditional foods to be served at any time of day, especially around 10 a.m. on a weekend.
If you have never had leftover spaghetti on a weekend, you are missing out. If it is already dressed, eat it plain room temperature for a treat that is similar to cold pizza – congealed, somewhat firm, and delightfully wrong. If it is undressed, warm it in the microwave, then top it with a fried egg, some bacon, and some shredded cheese—breakfast the Italian dinner way!
A cold meatloaf sandwich is one of the best pleasures on the planet. Just slice it, and serve it on plain white bread with a smear of mayonnaise and some Sriracha if necessary. Don’t worry about adding greenery or toasting the bread. This is a great hangover meal.
Whether it is poached or baked, salmon really beefs up a morning meal. Toss it in a warm bowl of miso soup with a side of rice for a Japanese-inspired breakfast. Or, serve it with salsa verde and guacamole in a tortilla for a pescatarian breakfast taco. Even plain with a side of toast and horseradish cream is a modern take on a classic New York City bagel.