Focaccia Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich

Focaccia Chorizo Breakfast SandwichYep, I do fast food … Starbucks to be exact! Not too often … Whatever that means! Their Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich has me. Potato bread bun with a slice of scrambled egg that has been cooked with caramelized onion, Monterey Jack cheese and a tender slice of chorizo. It’s the spicy chorizo that makes it. This thin tender patty of chorizo is a mystery. I’m not a chorizo expert but I do know Mexican and Spanish varieties are quite different … the Spanish is more like an Italian salami in texture … so I’ve been told. Mexican varieties are in castings that are not typically eaten. The contents are removed, crumbled and cooked. The Starbucks patty doesn’t seem to be either of these. We have a wonderful market here that provides many chorizo choices. Did I explore before hand? No, I already had a typical Mexican chorizo in the fridge and why go shopping. I’ll make it work. Let’s see what happens!

Why focaccia? Putting together a breakfast quickly is key for me. Buying prepared buns is not an option for this, and I’ve been wanting to try this focaccia recipe I found on allrecipes.com. I did simplify the recipe a bit. No need for a bread hook or mixer. Be cautious with salt here. Chorizo is pretty salty plus cheese and a salty bread? Too much.

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Lazy Daisy Cake

Lazy Daisy CakeHow good can this cake be! Thumbing through old family recipes, and I know this is old … written in fountain pen, I’ve reviewed this recipe several times. I’ve tasted it in my mind and just haven’t been inspired to bake it … Not until I reeded a dessert at the last minute and the cupboards were bare. You’ll see the ingredients are few. You might even wonder … Will this really make an 8″ by 8″ square, 3″ high cake? Not only does this recipe make 6 to 8 servings, it is rich (with only 4 tablespoons of butter) and amazingly moist. AND absolutely delicious! Seriously!

The technique is the secret. So, even if you are skeptical, like I was, follow closely to the instructions. I promise a great outcome!

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Family Vacation!

VacationWhat a son-in-law and daughter! Making me part of their yearly Hawaiian Island vacation! And I can’t thank them enough. The resort was fabulous … The food never-ending … The sites breathtaking. All this and with my daughter’s little family. It was perfect.

in flight

Snacks and manageable toys were a must for the little one on this six hour flight. My daughter is the ultimate traveler … packing all the right goodies, toys and clothing. And if you want to see her latest in beachwear give her blog a visit. I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Sapphirediaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

While I’m recouping from jet lag enjoy these recipes with a bit of Hawaiian flavor.

Hawaiian Muffins

Hawaiian Muffins

Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

Pineapple Cream

Pineapple Cream

Linguica

Linguica

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

Kona