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Lil Treasures: Ice Cream for Dinner

Growing up, my siblings and I used to love when my mom would make breakfast for dinner. While throwing together pancakes and eggs was easier for her, it was a treat for us. Each summer, Jon and Kate Gosselin take their brood out to indulge in ice cream for dinner. Children delight in the unconventional.

On the occasion when I used to work late, my husband would pick me up and we'd take our kids for a picnic in the car. While it was a time saving measure, our children loved grabbing take out at our favorite taqueria and then eating it with the sunroof open and windows rolled down at the beach or in clear view of the city lights at a lookout point.

Does your family do something special?

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HelloMonkey HelloMonkey 9 years
We used to do a Fall drive to look at the changing leaves and then we'd stop at the same sub shop for cheesesteaks and milk shakes! It was wonderful!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I still do breakfast for dinner :)
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Oh I love breakfast for dinner!! My mom used to do it for us... in fact when I go home I still asked for pancakes or eggs or her homemade biscuits and homemade gravy for dinner. :) There is just something special about mom's cooking and it being breakfast at dinner :) And yes, I plan to do this for my kids.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I enjoy an omelet dinner with soy sausage and toast. Not sure if that counts as unconventional. My girls love picnics--finger food and the outdoors combined!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
We have breakfast items for dinner often enough that it's nowhere near "unconventional." *lol*
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
me too ladolcevita for my kiddies they know that when the spurs play they get mcdonalds, but we cut that out this week since they have been playing back to back, so thats always sweet to hear them ask mom do the spurs play today knowing they will get mcdonalds
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 9 years
I'm not a very breakfast person, so sometimes I'll have Dinner for Breakfast, same concept just switched around. And I love it!
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
We JUST had breakfast for dinner on Tuesday night! My husband's pancakes are SO yummy. We also had eggs and cheese grits. I wish we could do it more often but then it might lose its magic.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
Every now and then I follow in my Mom's footsteps and make Chocolate Chip pancakes for dinner.
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 9 years
i LOVED breakfast for dinner! It seemed so silly and fun as a kid. We also only ever got McDonald's if we had babysitters so it was always kind of fun for us... and a good tactic on my parent's part since we weren't so sad they were leaving if there was a Happy Meal at the end of the tunnel.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
i was a huge fan of "brinner". my husband hates it, so not sure he will let me do that too much. nothing yet but i am thinking it wont be ice cream for dinner. as much fun as it sounds not sure i could do it myself but maybe something along those lines.
vinnie vinnie 9 years
breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite childhood memories! i look forward to starting special unconventional traditions for my little one. picnic in the car is a fun idea.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
My oldest doesn't so much delight in the unconventional, so for the sake of his mental state, we do more scheduled and familiar things. Like his big treat is to go Soup Plantation.
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