The alarm clock blares. I slam it on the floor. Not intentionally. Well maybe.
I drag myself out of bed, kick my toe on the bed post, and trip over the great dane with a huge face plant right in the middle of the bedroom floor. HOW did I not see 180 pounds of HER and why is the carpet wet? I do a quick mental CAT scan to determine if anything important is broken beyond repair, like say, a hip.
I bring myself to my feet, and search for my glasses as clearly I’m blind as a bat without them. Let me repeat, I tripped over the GREAT DANE. I realize I am wearing my glasses and I still can’t see. And WHY is the floor wet? I need coffee. Stat.
I grab my robe, head down to the kitchen. I toss the wine bottle from last night in the trash, then retrieve it. It’s pretty. DIY project it is! A-D-D much? I turn on the TV for a little light, mellow jazz, but instead the TV comes on and screams a song from an 80s hairband. Whoa! It seems someone is “wanted dead or alive”. I cannot do Bon Jovi or screaming bands of hair at 6am.
I hit mute as quickly as possible to stop the ringing in my ears. As I realize my robe is inside out, I also realize I have effectively made hot water as I forgot to add the coffee pod, and now the TV is somehow serenading me yet again with hair music! I look over, and the dane has stepped on the remote. It’s either payback from earlier or she’s just not into Kenny G. And WHY is that floor WET???
Fun times! It’s a Chinese fire drill and unfortunately, this is a typical morning at the Hassienda.
Mornings are usually hectic for many, but the good news, the one bright shining spot in the morning, the exact moment the angels sing, is breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult! It can be quick, easy, and utterly delicious especially with First Fresh Chicken Sausage.
About First Fresh Chicken Sausage
In today’s society, many families are searching for healthier alternatives to the foods they love. First Fresh Chicken Sausage is an excellent option and a much healthier sausage alternative, containing 50% less fat than traditional pork sausage. The Italian sausage contains 70% less fat than it’s pork counterpart.
First Fresh Chicken comes packaged ready to cook, and offers these additional benefits:
- 100% premium all white chicken breast meat
- All products have a 100% quality guarantee
- Made in Gainesville, GA from domestically raised chicken
- No added hormones
- No MSG
- Gluten free
- All natural casing
If you’re looking for healthy, delicious breakfast options, this fits the bill.
For chicken recipes, store locations, and a coupon, visit their website at www.freshchickensausage.com.
Most of the protein in our home comes from chicken, turkey and seafood. I do love a good filet, but we consume red meat sparingly. Although I like turkey, I much prefer the flavor of chicken. I was excited to learn about First Fresh and try their chicken sausages.
For breakfast Sunday morning I decided to use the breakfast links in an omelet recipe. Upon opening the package, the first thing I noticed was the freshness of the product. The color was a perfect pink and it had a great marble.
As I wanted to make omelets, I removed the casing and mixed the sausage with a little garlic and fresh Cilantro. It was a dream to mix by hand as it had the perfect consistency and texture for add-ins. I reserved a few links to try in the original form as well.
The sausage browned very nicely and had a great texture. It was easy to cook. I’ve found with turkey that by the time it’s thoroughly cooked, it’s pretty dry and I need to add a little olive oil. That wasn’t the case with this chicken sausage; it was still moist and didn’t need a thing.
I mixed the cooked sausage with balsamic charred tomatoes, a little Queso and made a gorgeous, flavorful omelet.
- It has a great texture & consistency
- It remains moist while cooking
- It is packed with a nice fresh flavor
A Great First Fresh Chicken Sausage Recipe
Cojita Lime Omelets with Chicken Sausage & Balsamic Tomato Hash
This gorgeous omelet is created with First Fresh Chicken Sausage Breakfast Links, Wild Mushroom & Balsamic Charred Tomato Hash over Queso & Cilantro Grits.
Yield 2 omelets
- 6 First Fresh Chicken Sausage Breakfast Links, casings removed
- 4 fresh eggs
- 3/4 cup cojita cheese
- 1 cup wild mushroom medley (I used Lion’s Mane and Oyster), sliced
- zest of two limes
- 1 tsp. smoked Paprika
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup good aged balsamic
- 1/2 cup good olive oil
- 1 bunch fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp. garlic
- 8 oz. brick Queso Cheese
- 1 cup stone ground grits
- 4 cups chicken stock
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Prepare grits according to package directions substituting chicken stock for water. Stir in 1/2 pf the Cilantro, Paprika & Queso and keep warm.
Place halved tomatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro. Roast in a 425 degree oven until the tops of the tomatoes are charred and the balsamic has slightly thickened. Scrape into a dish and set aside.
In a large skillet brown chicken sausage, remaining Cilantro (less 1 tbsp), garlic and wild mushrooms until cooked throughout and crumbly. Stir in balsamic tomatoes.
Crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk well. Make sure to whisk until a good amount of air is incorporated and bubbles form on the surface of the eggs. Salt & pepper to taste.
Heat one tsp. olive oil in a small (10″) skillet or omelet pan. Swirl oil to coat pan. Pour eggs into the hot skillet. Shake pan over heat and stir eggs with fork until they begin to thicken. Let stand for a minute or two to allow bottom to lightly brown. Lift the edge of the omelet with a fork and allow any uncooked egg to run underneath. Allow to heat for a few additional seconds, then fold omelet in half. Run fork under omelet to loosen, and slide onto plate.
While omelet is hot, sprinkle with cheese, extra Cilantro, sausage tomato hash, and lime zest. Serve with Cilantro Queso grits and sprinkle with Cojita.
*A special thank you to First Fresh Chicken Sausage for supplying their fantastic product for this recipe. Although the product was complimentary, all ideas, comments, thoughts, swooning and drooling are completely my own.
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