Brinner | Breakfast for Dinner


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brinner, breakfast for dinner, cinnamon raisin biscuits, bisquick recipes, brunch recipesCinnamon-raisin biscuits (scones).One of our friends from El Salvador who is serving here in Kabul is departing post soon. Because we wanted to wish her farewell and make the most of the short time our tours overlap, and because we packed so much pancake mix and Bisquick into our consumables shipment, Kail and I invited her and a few friends over for a dinner party — or rather, a brinner party, breakfast for dinner.I love breakfast. Or more specifically, brunch. For breakfast most days I eat fruit and yogurt. Sometimes cereal. But real breakfast? Eggs, pancakes, biscuits, hash browns, you name it — that’s a treat.brinner, breakfast for dinner, bloody marysNaturally the star of our brinner were Cracker Barrel pancakes and maple syrup (real maple, not that high-fructose corn syrupy garbage). I made a whole box, which according to the instructions is enough to make 35 pancakes. Note: way too many for our 10-person brunch party.Not only did we pack multiple boxes of Cracker Barrel pancake mix in our consumables shipment — we also packed a lot of Bisquick (unnecessary since it’s available in the commissary). I figured since we were carbing up on pancakes, might as well through in some cinnamon-raisin biscuits, straight from the Betty Crocker website. They were more like scones than biscuits, but still good.brinner, breakfast for dinner, cinnamon raisin biscuits, bisquick recipes, brunch recipesI also made a modified breakfast casserole from The REWM, a recipe I had been wanting to try for a while. I skipped the sausage since pork products are not available locally (duh) and since one of our friends is a vegetarian. Also I did not have roasted red peppers on hand so I just used sliced bell papers that I was able to hoard from the DFAC (along with some mushrooms, chopped onions and lots of other things to make this meal possible).Lest you think we are completely unhealthy, we did have mixed fresh fruit. But in terms of health that’s about it. The rest of our brinner menu was rounded out by classic brunch cocktails: mimosas and bloody marys. We had to be creative with our mix (V8, salt, pepper, tobasco, sriracha, crushed red pepper) but they turned out pretty well.brinner, breakfast for dinner, mimosasI was too busy flipping pancakes to remember to take photos of anything else (and I may also have been simultaneously enjoying a bloody mary of my own), but we’ll definitely be making brinner again so I’ll be sure to share some photos and recipes next time. What’s your favorite brunch dish?

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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