As the More is More Mom®, I am all about….more early mornings! Well, seriously, who wants to be about that? These first few weeks we’ve eased back into the school year, what with Amanda and her stress fracture limiting her hours at the gym and Nick only juggling golf and, oh what’s that other thing called again? School? Yes, that’s it. Monday morning, however, was a rude awakening….
We are a hockey family, one of the few things I have in common with Sarah Palin, though I have been know to go rogue at TJ Maxx. You see, this is how it works; the little Mite Hockey Players get the 5:50am time slot on Sunday mornings (Heaven forbid a family sleeps in on the weekend) and the High Schooler’s don’t see the ice until 9:10pm on a school night. Everyone knows that. So, imagine our surprise last year to find that our new hockey coaches love 6am practice…on a weekday. A Monday no less!
I actually don’t have a problem with that. The way I see it is; the more you practice, the better you get. And really, what’s the difference? Morning? Noon? Night? No matter what, you have to wake up eventually, so you may as well get a move on. The beauty of the before High School practice is that your hockey player then has the remainder of the day to devote himself to his…….studies. Yay!
My poor Nick. These first few Monday mornings will be brutal; hockey practice before school at 6am, that pesky little thing known as school, then golf practices and tournaments. Yikes! I seriously don’t know how this kid keeps his eyeballs open. I need toothpicks just thinking about it! These mornings are a total fire drill. Get hockey equipment and golf clubs in the car. Pack up the back pack (the night before, please!), bring a towel, shampoo, soap, shower shoes, under garments, shirt and tie (school uniform), belt and school shoes. He needs breakfast, lunch and a snack packed.
The old alarm clock chimes for me at 4:30am. With such a long day ahead, after I pack his lunch, the very least I can do is make Nick a great breakfast (we call that the Crown Prince Syndrome!). I suppose I could send him through the Mc Donald’s drive through, but what would be special about that? My guy likes an English muffin, egg and sausage sandwich, and who wouldn’t?
Sausage, Egg, and English Muffin Sandwich:
In a ramekin:
Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Splash of milk, salt and pepper
Place in microwave with ramekin covered with paper towel, for 90 seconds.
Remove and set aside.
Toast, then butter, an English muffin.
On a platter, warm up a pre-cooked Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage patty, in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Assemble; buttered English muffin, cooked egg, sausage patty and wrap in wax paper (for authenticity), and you’ve got yourself a warm and hearty breakfast sandwich. What better way to start the day then with a meal made with more love….