Here is a breakfast from this Dad’s ensemble that is comprised of turkey sausage, eggs, and pancakes. This is the express week time version that will get you and the kids a hot wholesome breakfast in five minutes or less. My little princess actually writes out a request for it on Saturday mornings. During the week it is so simple an 11 year old gets it done as opposed to opting for the cold cereal.
Let’s cook breakfast!
Gather all your items into one prep area to eliminate running back and forth. I prepared pancake mix on the weekends, cook my pancakes wrap in stacks of threes and freeze them for later use. You can grab the frozen variety from the grocery store if you like but they won’t taste as good. (Dad’s secret pancake additive – vanilla flavoring)
Unwrap the pancakes; lay them out single file on a microwavable plate. Place two of the frozen precooked sausage links on the same plate. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes.
While pancakes and sausage are cooking, coat the bottom and sides of a coffee mug very lightly with vegetable oil, margarine or butter. Crack your egg into the mug and cover with a paper towel or small plate.
Beep, beep, beep. Outcomes the pancakes and sausage in goes the egg for one minute. Easy over lovers do 45 seconds. Check pancakes and sausage for though rough heat through, stack butter and syrup the pancakes. Go ahead and pour the juice and coffee.
Beep beep, beep. Remove egg from the mug and season. It looks like the egg on an Egg McMuffin right? That’s why you used the mug. No pan carbon, excess grease, just a good straight up egg. (Works well with scrambled eggs too, just halt the cooking midway stir the eggs and complete the cooking time (about 90 seconds for scrambled )
Fresh eggs are one of the easiest foods to start fresh with. It’ a good bonding activity to make up a batch of pancake mix with the kids, putting in things prepackaged doesn’t offer such as nutmeg, vanilla flavoring, nuts, your choice of chopped fruit, oatmeal (yes flavored raw oats jack up the nutritional bang of pancakes) and then cook and wrap them for the freezer. The kids can even label their stacks with a Sharpie Pen so there’s no arguing what belongs to who.
That’s it! A super simple, quick delicious breakfast that can be prepared with a minimum of effort.