The countdown for back to school has started! Make breakfast easy with this easy breakfast scramble recipe. Is a fun back to school breakfast that is easy on mom.
My mom was never known for her cooking. Even now she is the one who calls me for cooking advice instead of the other way around. But when it comes to breakfast, she knows what she is doing. Instead of giving me cereal before school, she would whip up French toast, eggs, bacon, or sausage. I rarely had a cold breakfast before school, even when my mom was busy taking care of my siblings. Because of her, I have wonderful memories of breakfast. Not only did she take her time cooking for us, she would spend that time talking to us about the day ahead of us. It was such a wonderful way to start my day. It’s a tradition that I hope to pass on to my kids.
I’ve tried to follow in her footsteps by making breakfast a family meal. Tom, Robert, and I sit down together every morning around 7:15 while Jackson watches us from his play mat. Tom and I usually discuss finances, and Robert tries to join in the conversation by throwing out random words and stringing together nonsense sentences.
I wish I could say that I cook a hot breakfast every morning. I don’t. It’s too much for me to get up with a toddler and a newborn and get a hot breakfast on the table. It’s even harder to do when your toddler loves cereal, waffles, and fruit. I have very little motivation! However, there are days that I crave a hearty breakfast with eggs, potatoes and sausage.
Sometimes I’m tempted to buy those frozen breakfast scrambles in the grocery store. Have you had those? I’m not going to lie, they are pretty legit. They aren’t cheap though, plus I’m sure they are full of preservatives. I wanted an easy breakfast scramble so I put together this dish on a Sunday night and ate it throughout the week. It’s easy to assemble and lasts a few days so you don’t have to cook a new meal every morning. Even though I put mine together the night before, but you could easily put this together in the morning.
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. salt
- 3 russet potatoes cubed into 1/2 inch squares
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 C. milk
- 1 package of sage breakfast sausage (we use Jimmy Dean's)
- 1/2 C. of shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat potatoes in olive oil and salt on a cookie sheet. Roast in oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. If you wish to streamline this step, you could buy already cooked hash browns instead.
- Cook the package of sage breakfast sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Make sure to break it into bite size crumbles. Drain the fat by setting the sausage on a paper towel, and set aside.
- Scramble the 8 eggs with milk, 1/4 C. of the cheese and additional salt to taste. Set eggs aside.
- Assemble the scramble in a greased baking dish. Potatoes on the bottom followed by sausage, egg and then the rest of the cheese.
- Store covered in the fridge up to 4 days. Scoop out a serving and reheat in the microwave for about 45 seconds and you have an easy hot breakfast.
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