Everyday Mom's Meals: Cowboy or Not

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cowboy or Not

I am in no way a pioneer woman. I love living close to the city. I enjoy the outdoors, from the comfort of my chaise lounge; and when I say outdoors, I mean the clean places, not the actual woods. And my favorite places outdoors? Well, those include sand, waves, a pool and a tropical drink w/ a tiny umbrella in my hand :) I could never survive on a farm....I'm okay w/ that. I enjoy farm animals.....at the fair....or the zoo....close to a hand washing station and bucket of sanitizer. This being said, I LOVE The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. I have followed her blog for a while, and now I'm thrilled to see her every week on the Food Network. For those not familiar (Seriously, have you been under a rock?  Just kidding) Ree describes herself as an "accidental country girl." She had planned on living in the city, but cupid had other ideas- she fell in love w/ a real life cowboy and has made a life w/ him on their sprawling cattle ranch in Oklahoma. She "blogs about their life on the ranch, their 4 kids, homeschooling, photography, cooking, adventures w/ cows and dogs alike"....she's really quite the renaissance woman. I love reading about daily life on their beautiful ranch, and watching how it all plays out on her new show. Her first episode devoted an entire segment to feeding the cowboys after a 4am cattle call (See, yet another reason why I could never survive.....4am???) and she made these great breakfast sandwiches that were perfect for "on the go". I knew for us, they would make a great simple supper--our favorite time of the day to eat breakfast. I changed them up a little to fit our tastes, but you can find her original recipe here. Either way, they are delicious, filling and satisfying rather you are a cowboy, computer technician or 1st grader-whatever your job is.....something in your belly makes it much easier!

Breakfast Sandwiches  Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Makes 4 sandwiches

8 slices Texas toast (can buy in a loaf in bread aisle)
4 large eggs
8 breakfast sausage patties (Mine were small so 2 per sandwich)
4 slices American cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes on each side. While cooking, press down to make flat. Once cooked, remove from pan on a separate plate and keep warm. Drain off excess fat.   In same skillet, crack eggs, being careful not to touch. Season w/ salt and pepper. Flip, break the yolk and fry until over hard. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place buttered side down on a flat griddle. Place sausage patty, egg and cheese on top and other slice of bread, buttered side up, on top. When browned on one side, flip to brown on other side. Cook until warmed through.
*NOTE* These taste great w/ bacon too. Just substitute for sausage and follow directions as posted. I  like using the precooked bacon b/c it stays flat in the sandwich.

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The Better Baker said...

Hi Krista - this sammy looks GREAT! I've been to your blog lots of times and always enjoy your recipes! I just looked at your profile and see you live in Ft. Wayne! I live in the NW corner of Ohio - my hubby's sis lives north of FW outside of Spencerville. Many of hubby's siblings are going to dinner in FW this weekend. Lobsterfest! Small world huh? Have a great weekend. I'm wrapped up in getting ready for a yard sale beginning tomorrow...huff puff. =)

Sara said...

YUM, this breakfast sandwich looks really tasty...it's definitely tempting me right now! :)

Learn To Carve Fruit said...

I was happy to see a well known blogger get a big time Food Network show! Although I heard of her before, I was never a big follower like some ... but now she is on TV I follow her because I somehow feel like it is supporting bloggers as a whole. I know, it's corny!

Your breakfast sandwich looks yummy!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

How delicious! I'll take one of those for breakfast any day :)

Leah @ Beyer Beware said...

I love the PW too. My kids are falling in love with the new show now too. Love your breakfast sandwich you adapted from her. I think I might go try it now:) Come on over and link it up to Hunk of Meat Monday.

Miz Helen said...

This is a great Breakfast Sandwich. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

I love P-dub too!! And these breakfast sandwiches look great, I know my hubby would love them.