Happy 2014 my loves! A new a year, a new outlook on breakfast! Yes, I’m getting back into actually waking up on time to make myself something to eat. Someone once told (it was probably my good friend Google, or maybe Pinterest) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your body moving, makes sure you’re not starved come lunch time, and basically fuels you for the drive into the office.
I’m in it for the maple sausage. Just saying. I have no problem when our house surrenders to the scent of my home state of Vermont. Which is exactly why I bought some maple breakfast links the other day. And voila! I made breakfast. Woke up early, make a cup of coffee as my sausage cooked in the pan. Made two eggs, and there you go. I had a meal of about 325 calories to start my morning. Not bad, but it does help that I drink my coffee black, so there’s none of that unnecessary sugar and milk calories to count. Heck, if I’m going to cut calories, I’d rather do it on the coffee than on the food.
Anyway, I’m off topic. The point is, I’m going to start eating breakfast again, regularly. I fell off the wagon a few weeks ago, but it seems as good a time as any to work on it again. So here’s to breakfast!
Seems I’ve been so busy this summer that I’ve let my blog go for far, far too long. I apologize to those who actually read my blog and have been looking for recipes. My greatest apologies, I’ll bake some cookies once I get the chance to make it up for you. Fresh from the oven to you. But until then, I’ll give you a quick update on my summer festivities.
I just spent a week with friends up at a cabin in Moosehead, Maine. I have to say, it was fabulous. We saw moose (even if it was from aboard slightly sinking and very old pontoon boat), I took my first spin on a jet ski (very unsuccessful I might add), and willingly jumped into a lake (I always avoid the fish, they’re creepy!). And to top it all off, our group of a dozen of us fit into a cabin that was more than enough room for us. What a find!!
Now that I’m back home, I figured out I need to cook for myself, not a slew of 12 people. So I opted for a “big” meal that was (shocker!) pasta based
Broccoli Sausage Pasta
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup green peppers, diced
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 pound of ground Italian sweet sausage
1 tablespoon butter
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 box of linguine, cooked and drained
In a medium sauce pan, heat enough olive oil to slightly coat the pan. Add onions and pepper, cooking on medium-heat until onions are translucent or about 6 to 8 minutes. Add chopped broccoli and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Add sweet sausage and another tablespoon of olive oil and cook through and until browned. Once meat is browned, add the butter and then toss in the pasta. Continue cooking for another 3 minutes, or until butter is melted and pasta is thoroughly coated and has soaked up the sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!