Good morning and welcome to another beautiful, blessed Saturday. Every day is beautiful because it is new – and provides us with opportunities galore. The opportunity to bring a smile to a stranger’s face. The opportunity to ease the pain of a child we’ve never met. The opportunity to make a difference.
It could be as simple as holding the door for a stranger, who goes on to make a small difference in someone else’s life as a result of our kindness, and so it spreads until that small gesture has created an avalanche of kindness. Never underestimate the small stuff. For in those simple acts of kindness and compassion is where the spirit of God can be found.
I love the weekends, don’t you? If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – weekends were made for two things – family time and breakfast. Now family time could be something as wonderful as a gathering for a day of games and good times, or as simple as working in the yard together. Even chores done together are future memories in the making. I can remember working in the garden with Dad and how much those times together mean to me now.
And breakfast – don’t even get me started on breakfast. I love everything about breakfast. I love everything about mornings. Mornings and breakfast are magical. Filled with satisfaction and anticipation.
Cajun Skillet Potatoes with Fried Eggs
2 lbs Baby Red Potatoes
10 oz Cajun Sausage in casings
1/2 Red Onion
1/2 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary Needles
1/2 teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
Smoked Paprika to taste
Garlic Powder to taste
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh Black Pepper to taste
Scrub potatoes. Cut into bite-size pieces. Place potatoes into the steam basket of an Instant Pot. Pour about 1/2 inch of water into the insert of the pot. Place steam basket with potatoes into the pot.
Lock lid in place. Use PRESURE COOK CUSTOM, set time for 3 minutes, pressure set for HIGH. Press start.
While the potatoes cook, cut sausage into bite-size pieces. Set aside. Peel and dice onion, set aside.
Remove rosemary needles from sprigs, mince and set aside. Pluck thyme leaves from sprigs, set aside.
Once cook time has completed on the pressure cooker, manually release pressure. Remove insert, set aside with the rest of the ingredients.
Place a high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Warm oil in the skillet until shimmering. Add sausage, cook until heated through and beginning to brown in places.
Add onions and herbs. Stir to blend flavors together. Sauté for a few minutes until onions are tender.
Add potatoes. Season with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat until potatoes form a crust, turning as they brown. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Over-Easy Fried Eggs
Vegetable Oil as needed
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough oil to fry the eggs, about 1/4-inch. Warm oil over medium heat.
Crack eggs and add to the skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low, fry eggs undisturbed until whites have set, about 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat. Gently flip eggs over and cook for about a minutes. Flip eggs again, season with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately with potatoes and a side of buttery toast.