Sunday mornings at our house are often a hurried affair. Getting 7 people ready for church does not leave a whole lot of time to prepare a hearty breakfast, but not having breakfast is not an option. The few times I've hustled my family out of the door before feeding them I ended up regretting it - seriously.
Although I am sure that breakfast cereal is the quickest option, I can't quite reconcile myself with throwing sugar-laden fruity-O's at the children right before I expect them to sit quietly for 3 hours. And so, I am always looking for ways to produce a good, hearty breakfast with the least amount of work in the shortest amount of time. Well, a girl can dream, right?!
One of my favorite standbys is eggs in sausage cups. They take about 5 minutes to prepared and 25 minutes to cook (during which time I can get everybody ready). During the last 5 minutes of baking, I put homemade bread in the oven to toast and by the time the sausage and eggs are done, we have a complete breakfast - hot, hearty and full of protein.
|Cracking eggs into the sausage cups|
|Notice the ones with just the whites?|
|Mostly cooked - I add Sir Knight and my eggs now|
|Add some toast and breakfast is ready!|
Bake the sausage cups at 350° (or thereabouts) for 25 to 30 minutes (or until the eggs are done to your satisfaction).
Remember, sausage doesn't have to be pork. Just about any ground meat mixed with sausage spices will work well.
NOTE: Our children love to eat these cold - grabbing one on their way out the door to work or to play!