When you have friends that you can vacation with more than one time, you know you’ve found your people. When you decide to gather at least once a quarter to discuss your goals and plans, you don’t let them go. From conferences, to work events to full on vacations, we’ve had some good times.
At least once a quarter the three of us gather for our mastermind session to plan out our next couple months. It might not always be the most productive, but we try to get our goals down on paper, have productive conversations and figure out what it is we want to be when we grow up…maybe that’s just me.
Sometimes, it involves a trip down Bourbon Street. That’s just the kind of group we are.
Other times it’s a meeting at a local coffee shop, or one of our houses. This week, during our meeting, we decided to have food, too. Because you just need to have some yummy, good-smelling food.
Cooking with Friends
Of course, it’s tricky because we all have different things we like and different things we can eat. One of us is eating with a “keto” diet, I don’t eat gluten or dairy, and one just eats whatever she likes. So, when it came time to deciding on something to cool, I knew it needed to be a DIY sort of thing so we could each add what we wanted to our breakfast dish. I started with some Jimmy Dean® Pork Roll Sausage that I picked up from Walmart and went from there.
I also purchased some eggs, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, spinach, hash brown potatoes and salsa. I let the other two ladies grab cheese for theirs, too!
DIY Layered Breakfast Skillet
Of course, the Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage was the main event! It is so versatile, but I wanted to make something for all of us to enjoy! To make it easier on us and help us be slightly more productive at our meeting (no, it didn’t actually work), I did some cooking beforehand. The Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage was easy to cook. I just placed it in the pan and browned and crumbled it. Then, I had to keep my kids away because they wanted to eat all of my sausage.
I also precooked our sautéed vegetables, adding some color and vitamins to our breakfast.
During our meeting, we cooked the eggs and potatoes together. Nothing says fun like three friends in the kitchen, right? There was only a small mess when we left. But friends are allowed to make messes in the kitchen, right?
Once everything was all cooked, we decided to eat our customized DIY layered breakfast skillets out of cute little castiron skillets. Because sometimes you just need cute! So, we layered the ingredients we could eat and had our brunch in no time.
I included hash brown potatoes, scrambled eggs, sautéed vegetables and topped it with sausage. I wish this was smell-vision, because everything smelled so amazing and savory. I drizzled a little salsa on the top because I like salsa so much. And Lindsey and Meghan added cheese to theirs.
Mason Jar Layered Breakfast Leftovers
With only three of us eating the breakfast skillets, there were quite a few leftovers. Thankfully, I had the foresight to grab some mason jars because the leftovers made perfect little layered breakfasts that you quickly heat and eat.
We layered them the same as the skillet, sealed them up and into the fridge they went. What was even more amazing is that all of the flavors became bolder after being in the fridge overnight. Plus, we had a hot and homemade breakfast in just the time it took to reheat the jar of breakfast.
This DIY layered breakfast skillet and subsequent mason jar meal is perfect for a gathering with friends or family, or for grabbing and having a quick but home-cooked meal in a hurry.
What ingredients would you add to your own DIY layered breakfast skillet?
- Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
- Hash Brown Potatoes
- Bell Pepper
Cook sausage, potatoes and saute vegetables separately.
In a skillet (or plate or mason jar) layer the ingredients as you wish.
Start with potatoes, then eggs, vegetables, sausage, salsa and cheese.