Brinner Week Giveaway!


The winner is Christina!

Christina’s comment: “My favorite brinner is definitely pancakes — blueberry ricotta pancakes!! I love having them with extra blueberries on top! Mmm:)”

Christina’s comment was chosen from an online randomizer. Extra entries were awarded to those who “tweeted” and Facebooked. To those who didn’t win, stay tuned, another giveaway will be coming up very soon!


This week on The Shiksa in the Kitchen, I’ll be focusing on one of my very favorite food subjects…


Meaning Breakfast for Dinner, of course.  :)

My family loves having breakfast for dinner. We do it a couple of times a month because it’s fun, easy, and lighter than a big heavy dinner meal. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite brinner recipes before we head into our Passover holiday planning. I’ll be sharing some brand new brinner recipes, as well as favorite dishes from the archives.

To celebrate Brinner Week, I’m holding a fun breakfast-themed giveaway! Comment on this post and let me know what your favorite brinner dish is. Share the link on Facebook for an additional entry, and Tweet it for another entry by clicking the share buttons at the end of this post– that means you can enter up to three times! You will be subscribed to my website newsletter with free recipes, fun food history posts, and Shiksa in the Kitchen news. You will also be automatically entered to win this gorgeous Waring Pro Double Belgian Waffle Maker!

This waffle maker is a real beauty. It cooks 2 large Belgian waffles at a time so you can quickly feed a hungry crowd. It’s a quality waffle iron (retail value $99.95) that produces gorgeous, golden waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for making brinner!

Here is a quick breakdown of the rules again– you only need to enter once, but you can enter up to three times by following these steps:

- Comment below and let me know what your favorite brinner dish is. This will count as your first official entry, and you don’t have to do anything more if you don’t want to. You will be subscribed to my website newsletter with free recipes and Shiksa in the Kitchen news. Be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

- You can also share this post on Facebook by clicking the Facebook button below– this will give you another entry in the contest. Let me know you shared in your comment so I can count the extra entry.

- Share this post on Twitter by clicking the “Retweet” button below for another entry– this will give you another entry in the contest. Let me know you shared in your comment so I can count your extra entry.

The contest ends at the end of Brinner Week at 3:00pm Pacific Time on Friday. The winner will chosen via a computerized randomizer, and will be announced here on Monday March 19; they will also be notified via email. The prize will be shipped via standard shipping the following week. Good luck!


Thank you to all who entered!

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  1. Hannah says:

    Omelette with a green salad, or frisee salade aux lardon

  2. Doug Kennedy says:

    My favorite brinner happens to be fried chicken and waffles. Absolutely delicious!!

  3. Noreen Frederick says:

    I love oatmeal with anise flavoring and some oleo spread, cooked with almond milk(allergic to milk), and some sweetener added.

  4. Krista says:

    I love a good cheese omelette, but lately I’ve been into hash – corned beef or whatever meat I have left over. I like it better with scrambled eggs.

  5. Rachel says:

    Lox, eggs & onions with bagels!

  6. Lynn Grate says:

    We love eggs and, of course, WAFFLES!

  7. Kel says:

    Lately we have had breakfast burritos for dinner – yum!

  8. Amber Jones says:

    I love breakfast for anytime of day! My absolute favorite would be homemade bread (toasted) and topped with an over-medium egg and sliced tomatoes :)

    P.S. I shared your link on facebook

  9. Marlene Polansky says:

    This is wonderful. Knowing you have a contracted a word “brinner” in your home is as spontaneous as “lunner” in my home when my girls were children! How about chicken & waffles or banana-chocolate peanut butter waffles for dessert! Better yet pulled brisket & apricot waffles followed by fresh iced tea!!!
    I am sharing this on FB & tweet and thanks for this your creativity!!!

  10. I love brinner too! I probably make eggs most often, but I LOVE waffles- I just don’t have a maker (yet).

  11. Kristin Sargent says:

    Thank you Tori for offering a chance to win such a beautiful waffle iron.

    I was just reminded of how much I love french toast from your site. I will have to make some challah and try your recipe :)

    Thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us :)

  12. Charlotte Beaver says:

    An omelette made with onins, green pepper, potatoes, tomatoes and mushrooms (for my husband’s anyway). Lightly toasted whole wheat bread. Coffee. Yum!! We have it at least once a month.

  13. David Novich says:

    My favorite brinner is definitely eggs and pancakes. But salami and eggs is an often overlooked delicacy.

  14. Tam says:

    Egg sandwiches are a staple for my toddler and I when Daddy works late! LOVE Brinner!!

  15. Tam says:

    I tweeted! (oiler02)

  16. Linda says:

    Love the name “brinner”… We love waffles or pancakes, omelets, eggs benedict…we do this every other week or so…
    I never win anything, but my waffle iron bit the dust last week…so I will keep my fingers crossed!

    I will share this post on facebook!

  17. Dina says:

    Buttermilk waffles with yogurt and strawberries

  18. Susan Blatt Ibrahim says:

    Love brinner!! My faves are either grilled veggie frittata with crumbled hot sausage and grated sharp provolone or chocolate chip pancakes with bacon!!! I don’t have a waffle iron but if I did choco chip waffles would be right up there too!

  19. Bruce Mathiason says:

    My mom and dad always served a full pancake and eggs with bacon or sausages on Saturday night. Every Saturday night. Some of the best dinner memories come from those Saturday night Breakfasts. Miss those so much.

  20. Holly says:

    I like to make scrambled eggs with toast for dinner. The mister makes matza brie or challah bread French toast. He has been developing these recipes for many years and they are pretty near perfection. As you can imagine, we are big brinner people and have brinner at least once a week.

  21. Janice Small says:

    We love eggs for dinner especially omelettes. Also like to make scrambled egg wraps.

  22. Alina Morán says:

    My favorite brinner is cheese blintzes with fresh fruit sauces.

  23. Rita B. Davis says:

    My favorite Brinner would be: A sweet potato pancake with rum sauce made with butter/real rum, raw sugar, two slices of lean bacon and some pickled peaches on the side.

  24. Alison says:

    First of all…waffles are my most favorite food! My BRINNER includes: Chocolate Chip Waffles, French Omelets with Cheese, Fresh Strawberries and of course a Cup of (’s night) Coffee and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice! That is seriously the best BRINNER anyone could as for!

  25. geri says:

    I adore waffles and pancakes, but my favorite brinner would be challah french toast with real maple syrup with sausages. I also make baked “scrambled” eggs in my silicone muffin tin(the perfect individual serving size!), where I mix scrambled eggs with red bell pepper, diced seeded tomato, a mix of fresh herbs(from my garden) and cheese and either serve them with toast, pancakes/waffles or toss some toasted/stale cubed bread(challah or garlic Texas Toast) into the mix the night before and make mini stratas. YUM!!

  26. Lois Levin says:

    When we were children our mother would make us salami mixed with scrambled eggs and served with french fries and baked beans for dinner. For my children I tried to make it a little bit healthier and switched the salami to baloney. I totally forgot about this wonderful meal. I can’t wait to eat it again.

  27. Gail Nehamen says:

    When my husband makes Dinner, it is always brinner. He makes either Matzo Brie or Salami &eggs with Bagels and cream cheese. I love both of his brinners!

  28. Lindsay says:

    I love French toast! I have to use either challa or brioche, it makes all the difference!

  29. Nora Lavender says:

    My boys love blueberry and banana whole wheat pancakes with a side of veggie sausages and oj for brinner. They had waffles for the first time a couple weeks ago while we were on a trip and the LOVED them. We could try blueberry waffles…

  30. Becky Kelly says:

    Ooooh, my favorite would be baked french toast with blueberries & the recipe calls for using Challah bread! How good is that?!

  31. Shelley Vinnik says:

    I always look forward to leftover steamed rice. Breakfast fried rice (scrambled eggs + chicken or beef sausage) is perfect for brinner, brunch, or brack time! PS. Made your puff pastry cheese bourekas today. Hubby thought I got them at an Armenian bakery hehehe :) You never let me down!

  32. Melani says:

    Macaroon-inspired french toast and Turkey Bacon croissant sandwiches with chives, dijon, coarse mustard and gruyere inside—all wrapped in foil and baked til flakey and warm!

  33. Sharonshiatsu says:

    So many excellent choices…my mouth is watering! My entry is Huevos Rancheros, complete with avocado, salsa and spinach added since I love it so much! Very filling and healthy! I have always wanted to try Chicken and waffles…will have to find in on a menu somewhere first!
    Happy Purim!
    And what’s with all the bacon out there my fellow MOT’s?!?

  34. Sarah Joy says:

    We like waffles, scrambled eggs and bacon.

  35. Trista Dunagan says:

    We l-o-v-e brinner around our house! Breakfast burritos or hole-in-the-bread (you know… butter bread, cut hole in center and fry an egg in it) are brinner staples for us!!

  36. Bettina says:

    I love omelets for dinner, but I haven’t had a homemade waffle in years!

  37. Sally Grech says:

    Oh how fun! When I get the hankering for a breakfasty dinner, I make something we call ‘Denver Steaks’. It is simply eggs mixed with a little bit of hamburger meat, some chopped green pepper and onions, salt and pepper and whisked to a batter like consistency. I fry them up in fat and serve them with hash browns. Very good and hearty with a definite ‘brinner’ flavor to them!

  38. rvkh hale says:

    Cinnamon raisin challah french toast with whipped butter and vanilla mint syrup. With a kir royale of course! Veuve cliquot and creme de cassis.

  39. Julie says:

    Wow ! Hat a way to make Our day…Week.. Month…etc.

  40. Darina says:

    rolled up crepes with Nutella! :)

  41. Darina says:

    by the way, I shared it on facebook as well.

  42. Karen Sherman says:

    Hoppel Poppel is our fave for a Backwards Day as in having breakfast for dinner. Scrambled eggs with onions, potatoes and salami. Don’t forget the ketshup Not KOSHER? Add cheese to the HP and serve with a toasted bagel schmeared with cream cheese. YUMMY! Of course I am entering here on FB and twitter as my other half makes his pancake/waffle batter from scratch!

  43. Lizzie Merin says:

    Love me some fresh waffles!

  44. Ilke says:

    I love sauteeing tomatoes,potatoes,peppers then crack several eggs on top and put feta cheese and parsley all over!
    If i had this waffle maker though it might change! I have been wanting one since we visited Belgium four years ago but my husband claims we dont have the space in the kitchen!!

  45. Suzanne says:

    Spinach and Cheese Omelets with toast!

  46. Kathy says:

    We love breakfast for dinner. Our go to brinner is Chocolate Chip Waffles.

  47. Galena says:

    Breakfast pizza for dinner (pizza dough, egg, sausage, cheese, tomato, onion and whatever other veggies I can find!). /facebook

  48. Tami Weidman says:

    Pumpking pancakes with maple syrup, sausage links and Fresh fruit:)

  49. Jackie says:

    Just made pumpkin waffles with cinnamon last night with some poached eggs!

  50. I love eggs, over easy sprinkled with cheese with an English muffin!

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