I love breakfast and I love cheap, tasty meals for my family. What is easier than pancakes, bacon and eggs? Not a whole lot. Doesn’t take much thought and it cooks up real quick. So, Breakfast for Dinner Fridays begins. Last night we made scrambled eggs, pumpkin Paleo pancakes, and uncured, nitrite/nitrate free bacon.
I doubled the recipe for the pancakes to feed two adults and a hungry toddler. The original portions I found here (thanks CFSCC!).
It was delicious!
Here is the breakdown…
6 organic eggs, scrambled with a little salt and pepper = $2.23
bacon = $4.99
(TIP: Save, save, save that yummy delicious bacon grease! I put it in a small glass or ceramic bowl and store it in the fridge covered by plastic wrap and a rubber band to hold it tight. Bacon grease used to saute vegetables, sauerkraut or to brown other meats adds a depth of flavor and it is free! Minus the cost of the bacon of course, but who doesn’t like stretching a buck?)
1 cup (1/2 can) pumpkin puree = $.65
1 cup Mara Natha Almond Butter from Costco (two pack is around $10) = $1.25
1/4 cup chopped pecans = $1.00
4 T organic free-trade raw honey = $2.83
2 T vanilla
1 T cinnamon
Dinner for 2.5 = $12.95 = $4.31 per person!
There weren’t any leftovers, just full bellies here. But if there were we would of saved the bacon for a high protein snack later.
*Note the glass of Merlot in the picture. Who says you can’t have a glass of wine with breakfast for dinner? Red wine in moderation gives you a great source of antioxidants. Just don’t over do it. One or two glasses is enough. One of the many reasons I. heart. primal. life.
Here is a YouTube video on how to make the best scrambled eggs.
When you are making your pancakes, use a ladle so you get the same size pancake every time. Make sure your pan is on medium heat and you keep it clean between batches by wiping it down with a dish towel or paper towel. Also, as is the primal way, use real butter (preferably organic or pastured) for the best results. Polyunsaturated fats, aka PUFAs , like Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter, suck in a hot pan and they are really bad for you. Eat fat and stay healthy. Ha!