The first time she answered me I was SHOCKED because her meal plan included breakfast.
And y'all ... I have never given a second thought to what we were having for breakfast before I stumbled into the kitchen any given morning to make something while my people were dressing.
And by "make it" I really mean put out the cereal bowls.
When I called to tell her about my breakfast "meal plan" she said her family rarely eats cereal.
I couldn't believe it.
And while I have yet to embrace an "official" breakfast meal plan strategy ... I have felt quite fancy serving my sausage grabbies. A friend gave me the recipe and said they can be made the night before and they freeze great and you just pop them in the microwave to heat. I haven't actually frozen any yet because they get eaten too quickly at my house but for the "freezers" out there ... this recipe totally will work for you.
My friend Janet gave me the recipe and said she grew up having these for breakfast and sometimes even for dinner. Bill takes them to the office in the mornings and warms them in the microwave there and eats them as he plans out his day. Jacob has them as an after school snack quite often ... and my dad had one as a late night snack ... so, as you can see, they are very versatile. :)
It's not exactly a RECIPE recipe because it only has three ingredients ... but it's good and my family likes it. I've given the recipe to neighbors and they've liked it and last weekend I made them while my parents were in town and my dad asked for the recipe. So dad ... here it is, as you requested.
And, BEST PART, they are SO easy.
Here's what you need:
You also need a bag or English muffins but I don't have any and I'm not going to the store before next week so you are just going to have to picture it in your head, ok?
The recipe is called "Sausage Grabbies" and if I was the Pioneer Woman I would make them and take lovely pictures of each step and the photos would make everyone hungry .... but I'm not the Pioneer Woman so what you see is what you get.
Here are the steps (again.... picture them in your head):
1. Brown the sausage (I use Jimmy Dean reduced fat). I brown two pounds of sausage and drain it and put in a bowl. I add one or two jars of Kraft Old English and mash it all together. (The original recipe calls for one jar of cheese to every one pound of sausage but when I reduced the amount of cheese no one seemed to notice).
2. Take a spatula and smash, stir, mix the cheese with the sausage until it's melted and distributed evenly.
3. Open each english muffin and put on a pan. Spread each muffin half with the sausage mixture.
4. Place in oven on broil for 2-3 minutes.
Slice up some fruit and you have breakfast!
Tell them it was on your "meal plan".