after a night of whooping it up and letting it all hang out in to the wee hours of the night on new year's eve, the next morning can sometimes be a little harsh, to say the least. however, nothing can help set you on the right path for the new year ahead quite like a hearty, gourmet breakfast that guarantees to send that nasty hangover back to 2009 where it belongs.
this is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch recipes not only because it is easy and delicious, but also because it looks amazing and will be sure to impress whoever crowds around your kitchen table in the morning.
you will need:
1 loaf unsliced bread of your choosing (i like a hearty grain bread)
1 stick melted butter
1 lb cooked breakfast sausage, well-drained and crumbled
1 package cream cheese, cut into cubes
hollow out the loaf, leaving the bottom intact, as well as 1" around the sides. brush with melted butter, both inside and out and toast in hot oven until golden (watch carefully!).
scramble eggs with cream cheese and chives (you can also add peppers or mushrooms or whatever else you feel like throwing in).
place layer of breakfast sausage inside toasted loaf and top with scrambled egg mixture. garnish with parsley and serve.
combined with my famous bloody-mary's, this breakfast is sure to start your morning (and 2010) off right.
for the bloody-mary's use any store-bought mix and spice it up with a-1 steak sauce and cholula hot sauce. garnish with a lime and olive and you'll have one of the best-tasting quick bloody mary's you've ever tasted. oh, yeah: don't forget plenty of vodka in those bad boys!
enjoy and see you all next year!