Breakfast Casserole may be new to me, but breakfast isn’t. I cannot live without breakfast. I’m not being dramatic either, I literally am a different person if I don’t get my breakfast. Well, breakfast and sleep. Both actually change me. I’ve never really understood how some people can skip breakfast or dislike it.I’m sure they probably feel the same about me needing breakfast, but I just cannot imagine not having something to eat in the morning. Even with breakfast I’m always ready for a snack an hour or so later. Lately we’ve been loving breakfast sausage and when my husband requested something savory and big for breakfast last weekend, I decided to knock it out of the park with Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas, and since I’m currently working with Old El Paso I knew I wanted to really spice things up.
Lately I’ve been feeling so go, go, go all the time and of course your life is never in balance when you are running around with your head cut off, which in turn makes everything a little more stressful and it’s for sure harder to be a mom. I decided that (remember, I don’t work at all on the weekends in order to be with family) I needed to start waking up a little earlier so that I can get a few things done for me in the morning before the kids wake up and need all of my attention. I HATE waking up in the morning, and I mean despise it with every fiber of my being, but I will fully admit that it has changed so much for me. I’m able to do the things that make me a better person before the rest of the family gets up and once they do I can give them the attention they need and deserve.
I’m such a big believer that it’s our job as human beings to care for those around us, especially if you’re a mom. Kids are only kids once and one day they will be contributing human beings to the community. Or at least we hope so. I don’t ever want my children to not care about life, people, manners, education etc all because I was always too busy to slow down and teach them. And it’s hard. Sometimes it’s really hard. Kind of like today when they were both absolutely refusing to listen to anything my husband or I said, but then I have to remember that it’s just an off day. If they are kinda buggin’ it’s probably time for me to realign my priorities and give them my full attention.
And that’s always easier said than done, but in the end work can wait. A clean home can wait (not too long mind you, a clean home is a peaceful home). Dinner can even wait. I totally recognize that when life gets all stressful and annoying that I’m usually the problem. That I am not doing things in the proper order (taking care of relationships in the home before friends, work etc). But it usually takes me some time to realize that. Halfway through a rotten day I’ll finally say, “what the heck am I doing arguing with you over eating your lunch? Let’s turn this into a picnic and have fun while we eat and make a memory while we’re at it.” Isn’t that what being an adult is all about? Being old enough to think through situations and care, genuinely care about the lives around us.
Am I the only one that has those days where you want to sell the kids to the zoo only to realize that you’re not being all that fun either?
Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas
- ½ pound pork breakfast sausage, cooked and chopped
- ½ red, green and yellow bell pepper, sliced, and sautéed
- ⅓ Onion, chopped and sautéed
- 8 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 2 tablespoons Old El Paso taco seasoning
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- ¾ cup of medium cheddar cheese, grated, and divided
- 3 whole wheat tortillas
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees and spray an 8x8 inch baking dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the peppers, sausage, onion and ⅓ cup of cheese. Stir everything together and set aside.
- Spoon a little salsa on the bottom. Place one tortilla in the baking dish and top with ¾ cup of the egg mixture. Repeat with remaining layers ending with the remaining egg mixture and cheese.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes, remove from the oven and serve with salsa.