Sunday, December 13, 2009

An Italian Christmas Morning with Homemade Italian Sausage and Eggs




A festive Italian Breakfast with the family every year on Christmas morning. The reason for the season is remembered sharing the morning Christ was born with your family and loved ones. A glorious birthday celebration, is enjoyed by many families and friends. My very favorite day of all. The meaning sometimes is truly forgotten of how this wonderous day came about, and celebrated by Catholic families around the world.
Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday, celebrated on December 25, that commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. The date of commemoration is not known to be Jesus's actual birthday, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed Jesus had been conceived, a historical Roman festival, or the winter solstice. Christmas is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and in Christianity marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.

Although a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated by many non-origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations including a decorated Christmas tree, twinkling lights, garland, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition, Father Christmas (known as Santa Claus in some areas, including North America, Australia and Ireland) is a popular mythological figure in many countries, associated with the bringing of gifts for children.










One of our favorites meals is breakfast. Normally my two grown sons Chad and Curt, come to spend the night on Christmas Eve, and when we get up the next morning on Christmas Day everyone has a different breakfast food they love to make. All of us have some of this Italian Sausage ( homemade sausage recipe at the end of this post), Peppers and Scrambled Eggs. Along with that Chad will make some Baked French Toast ( http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com/2009/05/baked-french-toast.html ) Curt will get the eggs scrambled and my husband Nemo and I will get the coffee on, relax and watch our two babies Katrina and Fonzo play with their new toys. I love this family day.


I really hate that it is still so dark when we get up at 6am... but the lights make it much better as we leave them on all night.

Katrina










Alfonso




Neither one was too happy to be dressed for the occassion, but before they open their presents they both have to be dressed appropriately.....


Sweet peppers, sausage,eggs and mozzarella breakfast is served.

A family favorite breakfast on Christmas morning.



( Recipe for Sausage):This recipe uses 25 to 26 pounds of pork shoulder, which creates about 24 pounds of sausage, have the market grind this for you or if you prefer you can use Turkey in place of the pork shoulder. This recipe can cut in half also.

Hog Casings (Prepared As Instructed Below)

3/4 Cup of Salt
1/2 Cup Sweet Paprika
1/2 Cup Pepper
1/4 Cup Fennel Seed
1/2 Cup White Wine
1/2 Cup Red Pepper Flakes this will make a medium hot sausage

you can make herb flavored by adding minced garlic, parsley, oregano and basil, usually a 1/4 cup of each to taste.
Prepare the hog casings the day before by soaking in water with a little orange juice and salt. Before using, rinse well and cut into pieces 18"- 2' long. Keep the casings in warm water to keep them soft and flexible. You will need a funnel tube and stuff by hand or buy attachment for your industrial mixer sausage attachment.)
Mix all the ingredients together, usually we mix by hand, until well combined with seasonings. Put casing on the funnel or machine and stuff. We usually freeze most the links and you can use this making many other Italian recipes)



Breakfast Christmas Morning
2 lbs of Italian Homemade Sausage or store bought
4 Red Sweet Italian peppers cleaned sliced
1 Green Bell Pepper sliced
1 dozen eggs beaten , beat eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste
mozzarella shredded
Italian flavored bread crumbs

Fry sausage in oil with sliced peppers till browned. Remove from pan, cook eggs in the sausage oil until soft scrambled. Add mozzarella to the top, make Italian toasted bread on the side. Sprinkle Italian flavored bread crumbs on top.Italian toast Happy Holidays from our Family To Yours
Santa's Cookies

18 comments:

www.dhaleb.com said...

Oooooo this looks so good! I love meaty breakfasts!

Claudia said...

What a perfect breakfast - hearty enough to last till Christmas dinner! Our presents for our pets are the boxes and wrapping paper. Of course there's the tree for Pippin the cat. wish he didn't think it was a toy.

Bianca @southbay rants n raves said...

Happy holidays! Cute kitties & that breakfast looks delicious!!

Tasty Trix said...

Omg how did I miss the post with these kitties plus breakfast, my fave meal? Those kitties are TOO cute!! We bought the COUnt a christmas hat too, he hates it of course, but I cannot get enough. :p

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas morning... spending time with your handsome boys, watching the babies play with their new toys, and enjoying a delicious breakfast.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Ooh I would love this for breakfast THIS morning! Looks delicious. Your kitty pics made me laugh - they look less-than-pleased for sure!

kathyvegas said...

Great sausage recipe here, close to ours except we use some red wine in the mix. Don't you love the way Christmas smells? Buon Natale to Alphonso & Katrina and the rest of your clan from Newton & Rita and the rest of ours!

Emily Ziegler said...

Wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing :o)

Cheah said...

Wow, what a wholesome breakfast. It's sure great to start off the day with such an awesome meal.

Laura said...

Those kitties are soooo cute! The breakfast, one of my husband's favorite...:)

Jessie said...

oh my kind of breakfast! I would have this dinner too because it is that good

your cats are so adorable :)

MaryMoh said...

The kittens are so cute. Delicious breakfast but I would love to play with the cats :)

Kathy Gori said...

great memories, and I love the kitties and their hats!

alison said...

i love all:the story,kitties ,the perfect breakfast...and of course,your beautiful boys!

alison,the mother of a little boy

pegasuslegend said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments Merry Christmas to all from our house to your! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy upcoming holidays! This is such a perfect breakfast!

"Tramie" said...

Hmmmmmm...yum!!!!!!!!!

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