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Not everyone agrees, I suppose, but this is what my grandmother told me. Breakfast doesn't have to be an expensive meal, it can be one of the most thrifty -- and yet, the most tasty -- of all your meals. I'm not fond of expensive packaged cereal products; seems to me all too often to be another case of paying big bucks for snob appeal. (I want my designed cereal!) I'd much rather munch on these fine foods first thing in the morning. Somehow, they make the world seem to be a better place.
Crumble sausage and fry until done, draining all the grease except one to two tablespoons. Add
flour, fry for about 1 minute. Add milk, stir until it thickens, salt and pepper as desired. This
recipe serves one adult or two children, for each additional person, add an additional cup of milk,
1 tablespoon of flour and 1 tablespoon of sausage grease. Increase sausage if desired. Bacon
variation: fry bacon, mix flour with bacon grease, add milk. You can also make this with half
milk, half water.
Tear bread into small pieces. Layer 1/4 of the bread and 1/4 of your cheese 4 times in a casserole
dish. Pour melted margarine on top. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix
well. Pour mixture onto casserole. Refrigerate overnight. First thing in the morning, bake for 1
hour in 350 degree oven. Variations: add crumbled fried sausage or bacon, ham, cooked beans,
jalapenos, shredded cheese. Smother casserole with chili, chili sauce, cooked beans, or gravy.
Make 4 biscuit buns using biscuit recipe and bake until done. Slice in half, layer on each biscuit
half: fried hashbrowns, 1/4 boiled egg, fried sausage or crumbled bacon, top with cheese sauce.
Put shredded potatoes in cold water for about 15 minutes, drain and pat dry. Add the rest of the
ingredients, mix well. Drop potato mixture by the spoon fulls onto hot skillet greased with
melted margarine. Turn when golden brown, brown on other side, serve with applesauce.
Soak oats in one cup milk for five minutes. Add other ingredients, mix well. Heat griddle (test
for hotness by sprinkling some water on it, if the bubbles "skitter" around the pan, it's ready).
Make small pancakes, turn when brown. If you don't have vinegar or buttermilk, use regular
skim milk and increase baking powder to 1-1/2 tsp and omit baking soda. To make the pancakes
extra fluffy, separate the egg yolk and white, beat separately, add egg yolk and milk, then add
stiffly beaten egg whites.
Mix ingredients, cook as described in Oatmeal Pancakes. If you use plain milk rather than
buttermilk, adjust baking powder as described in Oatmeal Pancakes.
Fry sausage (or bacon, or ham) with the onion and drain the grease. Add rice, jalapenos, and
beaten eggs, scramble together with the sausage. Meanwhile, heat the tortillas on a griddle or
directly over a low flame. Divide sausage/rice mixture among the tortillas, add hot sauce/salsa,
and/or cheese as desired. Makes 6-8 tacos. Variations: (1) use fried potatoes instead of cooked
rice. (2) Add a can of hot dog chili sauce to the mat mixture. (3) Add fresh chopped tomatoes,
and/or chopped black olives, and/or chopped green onion.
Cook sausage until browned, drain fat. Place pizza dough in an ungreased pan, spread melted margarine on the dough. Spoon sausage over dough, sprinkle with potatoes, top with grated cheese. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour onto crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Variation: sprinkle eggs with Parmesan cheese.
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