Well, after my Friday’s blood work came back we had to cancel our plans to go to our son and DIL’s for the Super Bowl weekend game and eat fest. We had the everything packed up and ready to go when the phone call came in. It was sure a bummer to have to unpack the car and a cooler full of food. So you know the old saying when great plans get cancelled and you're told you can't leave the house: “eat lots of food and get fat”.
I’d thought I share with you a breakfast dish that we have every Saturday morning on Super Bowl weekend. I had to pare it down since there is only the two of us so you can add to or decrease depending on how many you have eating with you. Cinnamon rolls and some fresh fruit make it even better.
We call this dish, Irene’s Special (Irene, my dear MIL made this up years ago)
Ingredients: for 2...one of which is a big eater
½ tube of Jimmy Dean Original Sausage
5 eggs...... my hubby is a big guy and eats a lot so up or down the eggs
1-2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
2 large heaping heaping heaping soup spoons of sour cream (sound better than 3-4 spoonsful, mabye less calories too?)
1. Scramble Sausage until thoroughly cooked, drain fat. I put it on a few layers of paper towel and pat off excess grease. Set aside.
2. a. Shred cheese and b. cut up tomatoes into small pieces. Set aside
3. Beat eggs and scramble them until done.
Now the fun part:
Layer on an oven proof dish or platter.
First layer: scrambled eggs
Second layer: scrambled sausage
Third layer: sour cream---smear it all over (use more if needed...lite sour cream is okay)
Forth layer: cut up tomatoes
Last layer: cheddar cheese
Put under the boiler for just a few minutes until the cheese is nice and melted.
That’s it….Oh, sorry for no photo but we gobbled it up in record time. I always kid my hubby that he eats so fast I think sometimes he uses a huge straw and inhales his meal in one breath.
hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. (ps: we have it at least once a month but it's a staple on SuperBowl weekend with our kids)