Homemade Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits are a tasty alternative to the fast food version – Plus, they’re easily customized to suit your family’s tastes!
It’s funny how quickly things can happen sometimes. Back when I’d left the bank and was looking for a new job, I applied at a few places, one of which was Daktronics (which is where I still work). I’d heard from other people that their hiring process takes longer than what you’d expect .
I had multiple phone interviews before I was asked for an in-person one, and I happened to be looking for employment right at the week-long period where they shut down every year for Christmas/New Year’s.
But I was hired on at the end of January 2016, and I’m still there. In fact, come Monday, I’ll be working full-time again, as opposed to just part-time. My former supervisor knew I was looking for a full-time slot, but because we only have one car and because of the bambino’s school schedule, I needed specific hours – The coveted 8am-5pm shift.
Our department is actually open from 7am until 7pm, but without a way for Jay to pick up the bambino, there’s no way I could work that late, or even to go in that early.
So I let it go until about a month ago – We’ve been doing some restructuring because last year’s fall rush never really ended, and we’ve had people come and go, and we have a new supervisor. We’ve been busy enough that my wanting to go full-time wasn’t brought up until last week – I mentioned it at one of our one-on-ones. Remembering how my interview experience went, I figured maybe by the time this year’s fall rush started, I might hear back.
No, last week I came into work to a message from her asking if she could arrange for me to have an 8-4:30 or 8-5 shift, would I still be interested in going full-time. I said yes, and she said she’d talk to HR about it and let me know. She let me know the next morning, which was last Wednesday.
So starting tomorrow, it’s back to working full-time.
I’m not going to deny, the extra hours (ie., the extra money on my paycheck) will be nice…We’ve gotten by just fine on Jay’s salary and my part-time hours. But the house still needs a ton of work done on it, and I’m 99% sure that when the bambino has his orthodontist evaluation at the end of June, we’re going to discuss him getting braces. So the timing is rather perfect.
I did have to chuckle, though…I’d been working extra hours since January, and just last week got to return to my regular part-time hours. For one whole week.
I made these Homemade Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits to celebrate that, because I was so excited about having my regular schedule back. Oh well. It was nice while it lasted!
The biscuits are easy enough to make, and I used bulk breakfast sausage that I just formed into patties. The eggs are also easy, and you can use whatever cheese you like. I added hot sauce once everything was assembled as well.
For the Biscuits:
- 2 C flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 C cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 2/3 C + 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
For the Sausage:
- 1 lb. bulk breakfast sausage
- sliced cheese, any variety
- hot sauce, optional
For the Eggs:
- 4 large eggs
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- Butter, for greasing the skillet
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.
Add the butter, and using a pastry blender or clean hands, work into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center, and add the milk all at once.
Combine using a fork, just until moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10-12 strokes. Pat the dough out to a thickness of 1/2-inch, and cut out biscuits with a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter.
Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately upon removing from the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter, and keep warm.
While the biscuits are cooking, make 8 sausage patties with the bulk sausage, and cook over medium heat in a large skillet, 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the patties. After flipping the sausage patties over, top each with a slice of cheese, and allow to melt.
Preheat another skillet over medium heat, and add about a Tbsp. of butter. Whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper, and the milk, then add to the skillet. Allow to cook, occasionally lifting up a portion of the cooked eggs, to allow the uncooked eggs to run underneath. Continue cooking until the eggs are fully cooked, but do not scramble. Remove from the heat and cut the cooked eggs into 8 pieces.
To assemble, split each biscuit in half. Place a sausage patty on the bottom half of the biscuit, and top with a portion of the egg. Add a dash of hot sauce (optional), and top with the other biscuit half.