It's time for me to get all Janeane Garofalo on you guys and put on my girl power T-shirt while I dance to the tunes of the Spice Girls. There will be no pillow fights and slumber parties, so get your head out of the gutter. As many of you are aware, February is bona fide "Women in Horror" month. So you can bet your behind I wasn't going to let this month go by with out making a toast to all the women whom make my heart squirm.
As a lady who looks at herself as a "grab the killer by the jugular and spit in his eye" kind of girl, I have to say I couldn't be more thrilled with how far the portrayal of women characters have come over the decades. Even further than that, I couldn't be more proud that when you look through horror websites or over film cases that the up rise in female writers, strong leads, and directors is constantly blooming. I personally would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you. I appreciate what you all do, and for a change how about you push that man in your life (whomever he may be) into the kitchen and have him whip up this women inspired breakfast.
The EGGtastic Sandwich
I can hear all the men groaning already...ewwww she said eggs and women on the same page. This egg breakfast sandwich is kind of like a sausage egg McMuffin, but with ingredients that you actually know what they are. Oh and it tastes a thousand times better and comes in a portable pocket.
- 1 Package of 8 Jumbo butter biscuits
- 1 Bob Evans Original Sausage Roll or Lightlife Gimme Lean Sausage (Meat free option)
- 1 Cup Turkey Gravy or your favorite meat free gravy
- 3 Eggs, Beaten
- 1/3 Cup Yellow Onion, diced
- Chihuahua Queso Cheese
- 2 Teaspoons Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
- Pinch Salt
- Pinch Pepper
- Pinch Garlic Powder
- Pinch Oregano
- Olive Oil
In a medium bowl, crack eggs and add a pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Gently whisk until combined. In a small skillet, heat up butter and make sure it coats the entire bottom of the pan, as well as, part of the sides. Over a medium heat, pour whisked eggs into the pan. Allow to cook to a standard scrambled egg texture, using a spatula to push around and flip over from time to time.
In a large skillet, heat up 1 Tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion and minced garlic; saute for 5 minutes. Next, add sausage, and a pinch of pepper, salt, and oregano. Cook until sausage is slightly browned or until no longer pink. If using the fake meat option, cook until it is slightly browned and has a crumbled texture. Add gravy to the meat mixture, and toss to fully coat. Cook for an additional minute.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F and grease a baking sheet with a tiny amount of olive oil. I found it was easier to work on this surface so the biscuit dough wouldn't stick. To assemble the biscuit pockets, remove the biscuits and use your hands to flatten each one out. You want them thinned down by half of their original dimensions, but not thin enough that they will tear. With one biscuit on the bottom, place scrambled eggs, followed by a spoon full of meat mixture, and topped off with some cheese. Place another stretched out biscuit on the top and pinch both biscuits together all the way around to form a pocket. Smooth out any creases or slight openings. You want the pockets seamless so they bake nicely. Place each pocket 2 inches apart and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until biscuits are slightly golden brown.
So who are some of your favorite ladies in horror? Oh, and don't forget, my cook book debut, "Cannibal Kitchen", is right around the corner. I feel like a proud mama.