As we are wrapping up Spring Break here at the Moscato Household, we are excited about having only 9 weeks left before Summertime. It is an important nine weeks though - as it is the last term of The Teens Middle School Career - complete with major exams and getting prepared for the Veterinary Academy in High School. Midge is wrapping up First Grade with her own exams and I of course will be making the final push to get as much done as humanly possible so that I can spend a majority of the summer at the Beach. (There are perks to owning your own business.)
One of the things we are doing to prepare for the next nine weeks of craziness is making sure our meals are planned - starting with breakfast. I hate to admit it, but we seldom eat breakfast around here. With only 30 minutes to get Midge ready and off to school in the morning, and me coming back home and jumping on the treadmill before getting to work - I seldom take the time to cook anything. Midge normally eats at school at The Teen eats something like a piece of fruit or something left over from the night before. But not anymore.
I was recently hired by Collective Bias to do a Social Shopper Insights Study on the new Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties available at Sam's Club. I have worked with Tyson before with their delicious little Bread Bowls, so I knew we were going to love the new sausage patties. For some reason, even as squeamish as I am about processed meat, breakfast sausage is something that I love and cook often. The idea of getting a hot, tasty sausage on my plate in a matter of seconds to help me on my more-than-crazy mornings - count me in.
We headed off to our local Sam's Club to get the breakfast essentials - including the new Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties. You can see our entire shopping experience in this Google+ Album. In addition to the Tyson Sausage Patties we picked up some quick and easy pancakes and a huge bag of Cuties.
My favorite part about the Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties - besides the taste - is that even Midge can prepare them without my help. The bag held two smaller bags that are easier for her to handle (and fit better in my freezer) and the only preparation is to take one out, put it on a microwave safe plate, cover it with a paper towel, and cook for 30 seconds - flip over - and cook for 30 more seconds. Literally start to finish is about 2 minutes and we have breakfast.
Another recipe I absolutely love that involves sausage and makes my mornings super easy is my Low Carb Breakfast Muffins. I was amazed at how I could heat up the Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties and crumble it into the mix - literally cutting my preparation time in half. Or for even more flavor, pan fry your sausage patties and pour the whole thing - drippings and all - into the mix!
Low Carb Breakfast "Muffins" with Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties
- 1 dozen eggs
- 4-6 Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties
- 1 block of medium cheddar cheese – hand grated
- 1 cup cottage cheese
Begin by frying or microwaving your Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties, breaking them into as many small pieces as you can. Set aside to cool. Don’t drain it – I said Low Carb… not low fat. 😉 You want that little bit of grease in your muffins – it tastes better.
Hand grate the entire block of medium cheddar cheese. It works much better to hand grate this than to use pre-shredded cheese for some reason. Just trust me. Plus when you hand grate it you get to eat the little leftover part that you cant grate without cutting yourself.
Crack all 12 eggs into a bowl. Gently scramble the eggs together with a fork. Then pour in your cooled sausage, grated cheese, and cottage cheese. Using a large spoon mix together well. Then spoon into muffin tins – I use my Pampered Chef Brownie Pan because I like them square.
Bake muffins at 350* for about 30 minutes or until cheese is browning and bubbly and egg is complete cooked through.
Serve with a side of fruit for the perfect healthy meal for breakfast!
Whether I need a quick breakfast on the fly, or take the time to prepare my Low Carb Breakfast "Muffins" - Tyson helps me feel like a #DoItAllMom every day!
What kinds of things do you feed your family for breakfast?