These Sausage & Egg Breakfast Tacos are the perfect way to keep your Easter brunch simple and delicious!
It was Christmas afternoon, and I was locked in the bathroom crying.
I was exhausted.
The boys, who were two and three at the time, were running around playing with their toys. My husband was taking a nap, something that frustrated me to no end.
I had been cooking non-stop for more than a week. My feet hurt, my back hurt and I had more band-aids on my hands than either of the boys had on their entire bodies. (The significance of this can only be understood if you have ever had a preschooler or toddler that was obsessed with band-aids.)
Homemade cinnamon rolls, bread, cakes, pies, three different kinds of cookies had all emerged from my kitchen. And don't even get me started on the savory foods.
I had been so determined to make sure that the holiday was spectacular for everyone, that I had completely overdone it.
At that moment all I wanted was for the holiday to be over.
When my husband woke up, I snapped at him. I didn't understand how he could take a nap and leave me with two small boys and an ambitious menu to complete.
“I thought you did all this because you enjoyed it. I'd be a lot happier if we could actually spend time together on the holidays instead of you wearing yourself out in the kitchen.”
I probably didn't reply appropriately at the time, but I learned a valuable lesson that day.
More work does not create a better holiday.
It creates a tired Mama. And when Mama isn't happy…well, you know the rest.
Although there are few things that I enjoy more than planning and preparing for holidays, these days I keep things simple. My biggest priority is creating a special time with family that everyone can enjoy. And that includes me!
I always question if the menu I've planned is going to stress me out, because I know this stress can carry over to the mood of the party. My family is much happier with an easy menu and a happy Mom!
Through the years, brunch has become one of my favorite ways to entertain. Brunch foods are naturally simple and delicious. I can wow my guest with flavor, but not have a menu that is so fussy that I miss the celebration.
And of course, I need to pick things that are kid-friendly, so the kids are happy.
Since tacos are always a hit at our house, this Easter I will be making a Breakfast Taco Bar.
These Sausage & Egg Breakfast Tacos are perfect when you have picky kids since everyone can choose the fixings that they like.
Johnsonville’s breakfast sausage links are perfect here! Since the sausage really delivers in the flavor department, you don’t have to fuss with complicated preparations to get big, bold flavors! It is made the Johnsonville way, from a team dedicated to creating the best sausage in America with choice cuts of pork and a variety of flavors and spices incorporated.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 6 large eggs, beaten
- 4 oz mild green chiles
- 1/4 teaspoon, each, salt and pepper
- 1 package Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links
- 12 small corn tortillas
- For Serving: Diced Avocado, Chopped Tomato, Chopped Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
- Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
- Beat eggs in a medium bowl and stir in green chiles, salt, and pepper. Pour into skillet and scramble until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, cook Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links in a separate skillet over medium-low heat according to package directions, about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Heat tortillas in a medium skillet. Cover to keep warm until ready to serve.
- To serve, top each tortilla with eggs and sausage and desired fixings! Relax and enjoy your celebration!
What type of brunch recipes made with sausage links do you enjoy?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.