I awoke feeling vibrant and energized. After my morning cup of tea (a delightful ritual I vow never to do without!), it was time to prepare the family’s breakfast. With all the good food we had chosen the day before, the only difficult part was trying to decide what not to have!
Breakfast for most people consists of a box of cold cereal or a doughnut, a cup of coffee, a glass of juice. This high-carb menu simply will not do for me! I regard the start of each new day with vigor and excitement, viewing every meal as an opportunity to experience exciting, vibrant foods from God’s pantry. So in spite of the rather tiring and long day before, today’s breakfast was another foray into the world of healthy, tasty, nourishing food!
First I grabbed a pack of Smoked Apple and Chardonnay Chicken Sausages from Trader Joe’s. These were thinly sliced and tossed into a generous amount of bacon fat in a hot cast iron skillet, my most trusted kitchen tool. While these were browning I whipped up 10 farm-fresh eggs with a great dollop of cream (off the top of a new gallon of milk). The slightly crispy sausages were set aside in a bowl, and the egg mixture poured into the hot skillet with a bit more bacon fat & a pat of butter. This was allowed to cook on medium heat with an occasional tilt of the pan and gentle lifting of the edge to allow the uncooked egg to settle underneath. When all looked “set”, the sausage was scattered across the surface and a large handful of Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio was spread over top of all. Once this delicious cheese blend was melted, breakfast was ready to serve!
The Young Ones gathered eagerly around the table to partake in this fragrant fare. The aromas from the kitchen had filled the house and their appetites were ripe! A generous slice was served to all, along with a glass of that fresh, raw milk, and all were filled. Servings of homemade still-raw yogurt, topped with frozen blackberries from our orchard, complete this nourishing and delicious meal. Mmm.
We are satisfied, we are filled, we are nurtured, we are energized, and we are grateful. Grateful for the bounty of wholesome foods which God has provided, and the health which we enjoy because of them. And we are ready to take on the day!