Sunday breakfast/brunch has never been this easy or tasted this yummy, I believe that when people realized just how easy it is to make food at home they would start doing it more not to mentioned the fact that freshly made usually taste far more better. On the weekends I like making simple breakfast items but make it very elaborate and fancy, this meal gives you the illusion of a very expensive high-end resort breakfast but truth be told it was whipped up in less than 20 minutes and cost so very little.. The key as Julia Child puts it is fresh ingredient.
‘You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredient “
Here are a few key points to my healthy wholesome quick Sunday brunch, I did not have to make my own bread from scratch this week but the good news is I got freshly made bread from my local famers market and they use the same real ingredients like I would without any unwanted and unneeded extras like preservatives and fake synthetic colors, also our sausage was made local with not a drop of fillers just ground up turkey and a dash of maple syrup..
- 1 loaf of fresh organic sourdough rye bread (here is what is used to make my bread: wheat flour, rye flour, fresh yeast and water)
- 5 large organic eggs (I love happy chicken:) so it needs to always be pastured, being organic and not free range is not good enough for me)
- 1 cup milk (we use almond milk) you can use half and half as well
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- salt to taste
- butter and oil
- 1 lb local made turkey sausage in sheep casing
- For serving:
- Fresh strawberries (see my fancy little trick.. sliced thinly and then spread for that artistic touch)
- Fresh yogurt
- Maple syrup (grade B)
Ok so now you have all the ingredients ready, let’s go..
In a large shallow bowl, whisk together your eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and your salt, soak bread slices in the egg mixture, make sure you turn to soak both sides if pan too shallow, you want it to feel drench in that yummy mix.
Heat butter and oil (I tablespoon of each) in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add your slices of bread and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until nicely brown, fry remaining soaked bread slices and stacking to keep warm until you are all done adding butter and oil as needed.. If you are not as fast in the kitchen as I am then you might what to store toast in a warm oven as you are working so it is not to call by the time you all are ready to sit down to eat (if you need to set your oven to 250 degrees)
Grill your sausage ( I usually steam sausage before grilling to make sure it is well cooked and moist, I put it on the grill to give it that brownish look without drying it out…Get out your fancy table cloth and mama’s china and you are ready to go..