We serve a pretty good breakfast here at the lodge. "Family style mountain breakfast" our ad copy says. We ring a brass bell and everyone comes down and sits around a couple big tables and we pass the platters of food around. I tell folks we're not trying for the best breakfast they have ever had, because that should be the first one they had with their current significant other, that first morning together. You remember, the one with the weak coffee and burnt toast? "Yeah, the GREATEST, honey! " We shoot for "Best Lately" or maybe "Top Ten This Year".
Rules for our recipes are:
1) Its gotta taste good.
2) Its gotta be easy and consistent to prepare
And most importantly-
3) Its gotta make good leftovers
We eat a lot of leftover breakfast foods, so our breakfast menu will often contain ... well... "different" foods. Bacon and scrambled eggs are far less likely to show up than Huevos Rancheros and sausage cheese balls. But when we do cook pancakes or waffles, we always cook extras. Our horses love them. I mean REALLY love them. Leftover breakfast "biscuits" make them all very happy.
Beats the socks off of burned toast, right buddy?