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Solving the Breakfast Dilemma

Breaking Eggs

Most folks are stuck in a rut when it comes to breakfast. What choices do they have? Fast food from the drive-through or the toaster; a quick bowl of cereal; maybe just coffee. Who has time to fix a real breakfast, except maybe on Sundays? Even then, we choose sleep, mostly.

Bad, very bad. Bad for your metabolism, and certainly hard on any calorie management process (the new term for diet, these days) because it can touch off a bad case of the Hungrys before lunch, and then snacking sets in.

Big BreakfastAlthough we’ve mostly forgotten it, there’s wisdom in the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So how to break the destructive cycle? Without taking too much time or spending too much money?

How about breakfast tacos..

Here’s how to prepare for them. Get some flour tortillas, eggs and veggies like green onions, jalapeño chiles and bell pepper. Buy a pack of frozen hash browns too. Get some breakfast sausage, the bulk kind.

Next time you’re sitting in front of the boobtube and vegging out, chop up some veggies. Yes, actually DO something while lowering your I.Q. Dice them all up fine and store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Put some of the hash browns in the fridge to thaw too; they’ll keep there for a week, thawed.

Seed the chiles first, of course, if you don’t want too much heat. Me, I like the heat!

When you roll out of the rack, get started by whisking together 1-2 eggs per diner with a touch of milk and seasonings. If you want meat, fry some of the sausage, breaking it up as you brown it. Scoop out the meat and brown a handful of the hash browns, if you want potatoes. (Put the meat in an oven set to warm.)

Not Breakfast

Add some veggies to the skillet and sauté for a couple of minutes. (Add a bit of oil if the pan is too dry.) Scramble the eggs with the veggies, and while they’re cooking, microwave a couple of tortillas for about 15 seconds to get them hot. You’ve got a quick meal ready to assemble any way you like! (Don’t forget to add salsa; after all, a breakfast taco is really only a device for delivering salsa to the digestive system.)

With both meat and potatoes, this whole operation takes less than 20 minutes and can feed the whole family. Less time than it takes to get through the rush-hour line at Mickey D’s, I bet. And ever so much more satisfying…

Enjoy the (Zesty Breakfast) Heat!

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