I am not a morning person! So getting up before daylight to cook a breakfast is not only painful...it is impossible. I just don't do mornings well! With that said, I found an easy way to have a good filling and somewhat healthy breakfast without going to the drivethru and getting those greasy breakfast sandwiches which I have no idea what is in them and the fat content is more than most complete meals! This cookbook is for those who need to "grab and go".
Try fresh homemade sausage for breakfast for a change! It's fast and easy, and much better than the processed store varieties with all of their chemicals and fillers. You can easily mix it up, freeze it, and thaw as needed. The fennel can be left out if you don't really like it, and it's best to use meat that has a little fat to it. Prep time includes "sitting time".
I started experimenting with breakfast ideas for my husband who is too busy at work to sit down for long to eat. The seasonings, cheese, meat and bread I have listed are just suggestions (my husband's preference). Add veggies if you like! The possibilities are endless!
If you want to cut down on the meat and save some money, replace part of the sausage with textured vegetable protein. It will take on the flavor of the sausage and make it a little lower in fat. Just follow the directions on the TVP package to prepare. TVP is usually in the health food section at the store.
Great for that run in the morning breakfast. You can also take frozen burritos with you when going camping. Just place the bag of frozen burritos into the ice chest, and by the time you're ready for breakfast the first morning, the burritos are fully thawed. Then simply reheat them in a large skillet over the campstove or fire grate.
Feed the family a substantial, hot breakfast, fast. Keep these in the freezer for inexpensive zap-and-run convenience! Adapt the recipe to your tastes, dietary needs. Try another variety of cream soup, such as cheddar cheese. Sub diced beef or ham for the sausage, cubed potatoes or broccoli for the veggies, tortillas or English muffins for the pita.
These are mouthwatering. Make plenty for a weekend breakfast. It's worth the effort! They freeze well, too, and can be heated in the oven at 350 for about 12 - 14 minutes, or in the microwave for a few seconds if thawed (about 1 1/2 minutes if frozen). Very convenient for a grab and go breakfast.
This wonderful recipe is from The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide by Paula Lambert, adapted slightly cause I want MORE of everything. These scones also freeze beautifully (fully-baked). I individually wrap in double-foil and then breakfast is ready for me when I don't have time to make it.
We had a brunch to plan, and my husband had the odd idea of making a calzone but with breakfast items inside of it. It turned out to be delicious, and we have made it several times since. Its easy to make, and you can add just about any ingredients you want.
These wonderful little pockets are filled with yummy, ooey-gooey cherry-cheese goodness! Kids love to help make these! Make 'em by the dozen, freeze and kids can heat them up for an after-school snack!
These tasty little morsels are so easy and versatile. I serve them as an appetizer or after school snack, but especially as a school lunch. I just make them ahead, freeze them and pop them into my daughter's lunch box frozen, and by the time she is ready to eat lunch they are all thawed out. There are never any left over! Hope you enjoy!
Delicious Scones from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Scones aren’t just for tea anymore. Like the humble all-American biscuit, they offer a satisfying addition to almost any meal. These light, flaky crumb and tender texture scones complement any dish. Scones have gone from the classic teatime essential to a trendy and sophisticated anytime snack. These are hands down the most tender and delicious scones I have ever eaten. (The scone dough must be frozen for up to 12 hours before use).
For tender, flaky scones refer to these guidelines:
1. Do not over mix. If you work the dough too much, your scones will be tough and chewy.
2. Roll or pat the dough so that it is at least one-half inch thick. Thicker dough results in a better shape and lighter texture.
3. Watch the clock when baking. Like most baked goods, scones continue to bake as they cool.
These are so easy to make for a quick hot lunch and taste so much better then the pockets you can buy in the store. You can also use jarred pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese to make pizza pockets as well.
This is a recipe I found online and adapted to suit my family's taste. You can use either Chorizo or regular bulk breakfast sausage, depending on your tastes. They're both good. If you like spicy foods, add a 4 oz can of chopped and drain green chilies.