Campfire Breakfast Apology

Get ready to cook!

I know that sounds like a strange title for a blog entry but let me explain:

In my last blog entry (*Another Night, Another Campfire) I made a commitment to have another entry of Writing Grimoire out. And I swear to God I tried. I know, not good enough, but I got over halfway through – and at least 1500 words. But I didn’t want to write it as a two part-er, I’d rather it be a little more cohesive. So I instead am offering a preemptive apology by way of campfire breakfast.

I will get the next part of Writing Grimoire up – but for now I can at least make you breakfast. Well, not you in a physical-real sense, but you in a digital-do-it-yourself sense!

If you know me, you know I love a good campfire. And here’s an amazing breakfast you can make by campfire. It takes little prep – pan, mitt, wooden spoon are your weapons. A knife to diced veggies, and I would assume you’d have one one you already so I didn’t think it necessary to mention. Dicing in advanced is preferred – but over the campfire cowboy style looks more badass and has the added bonus of being slow and dangerous.

I’ll keep it short and sweet – ingredient first then steps with pictures.

  • 1/2 stick Butter cut into tablespoons.
  • half pound ground sausage
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced
  • (Optional) 4 mushrooms sliced
  • Garlic Powder or minced garlic to preference
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup cheese (colby or cheddar)

First get a fire going, you’re looking to get enough coals to creat a bed to lay your cast iron on. I use a 10 inch in these pictures and it makes quite a bit of food! Let it warm up for about four minutes. Then add butter. Always add a Tablespoon at a time. I’ll let the photo captions speak the rest:

Once pan is hot, add butter.
Add half pound sausage. Brown to a crumble, stir occasionally add another bit of butter
If your not backyard camping, bring a ziplock of pre-cut veggies, way easier. For this I use a potato, half green pepper, onion all diced. You can also add mushroom or fresh garlic, I just add garlic powder since it’s quick.
Once sausage is browned add veggies, another bit of butter and stir. Cover – tin foil will do! Simmer for eight minutes.
Everything should me just cooking along now! 😋
Eggs! I add six; but sometimes feel more Ron Swanson-y (up to you). Along with – you guessed it. More butter. Basically the trick here is I throw down another hunk at each step. Stirring and coating the bottom before each new ingredient. Prep, sausage, veggies, eggs. Keeps everything cooking, tasty and doesn’t stick. You can cut back to your preference. Cover, cook five minutes.
In my kitchen I normally scramble them in but in cast iron, this is the way to go! If you’ve covered them, just cook to your preference. The embers if you got them hot enough are still very warm, and cast iron holds heat well. You could cook them through and if your coals die just make a new bed and transfer them over. I like them about over-medium consistency.
Remove from heat, and add you favorite cheese!
Eggs yolks ready to party!
Added bonus!! Top it of with your favorite sausage gravy or salsa!

So there ya go! Apology breakfast made! And now when you miss your next deadline you can spread a good meal and ask for forgiveness too! Let me know what you think, if you try it yourself and even more so if you use it to successfully get yourself out of trouble. Seriously comment below, or follow me on Twitter. I trying to blog more and more and the first three chapters for Grimoire are available on wattpad at https://www.wattpad.com/story/230347111-grimoire-dance-with-a-devil, with more incoming soon!

Until next time, hopefully sans-needing-culinary-bribery!

Excelsior!

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