We have a busy weekend coming up. Last night was dress and wig check at my daughter’s Irish dance school for all the students going to Oireachtas (regional competition) in Chicago. We had to leave for dance earlier than normal. She is easily able to put her wig on now in the car but it was too dark to put her make-up on. I know, dancer problems. They are all excited for this weekend and I can’t wait to see them all dance!
Do you have all your preparations done for tomorrow? Menu planned? Our menus tomorrow is simple:
- Loaded baked potato skins (cooking the potatoes tonight)
- Slow Cooker maple apple meatballs (meatballs are frozen ready to go in the slow cooker)
- Shrimp with garlic butter
- Cheese ball (making tonight) – crudites and crackers
- Sparkling juice
- cheese and meat tray
We are having an appetizer holiday! No real cooking. We are going to watch the parade, play games, and decorate. I love holidays like this! If you are too busy to stop by tomorrow I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving! Relax and enjoy those around you. Food is important but the traditions we create and the life happening around is so much more important.
Some nights simple eggs are all we can handle for dinner. Trying to get ready for the holidays and all the food in the refrigerator leaves little time, room and desire to make a big meal. Thankfully my family loves breakfast for dinner.
Recently a local grocery store had Oscar Meyer Hardwood Smoked Uncured Beef Sausage on sale so I had 2 packages in my refrigerator to use. Add some cheese, eggs, onions (optional) with some fruit and your meal is ready!
I prefer this with a bit of onion fried with the sausage. My daughter doesn’t like onions (or nonions as she used to call them when she was little) so I made her a separate batch. The was hearty and delicious. Served with toast or biscuits and a large side of fruit salad it is an amazing, simple dinner!
Cheesy Eggs with Smoked Sausage
- 1 1/2 to 2 packages of smoked sausage, sliced into thin rounds
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup + cheddar cheese (amount to your choosing)
- 1/4 cup fat-free half and half
- black pepper
- In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter. Add sausage and onion to pan. Saute until onion has softened and edges of sausage are just beginning to brown.
- In a large bowl beat eggs, half and half, and black pepper. Pour mixture over sausage and onions once they have softened. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the eggs.
- Stir continuously with a spatula scraping the bottom of the pan to avoid eggs from sticking. Cook until desired texture is reached.
- Serve hot.