My sister and I would spend lots of time at my Paw Paw and Nanny Cox’s house during the summers. My nanny would take us on walks and she was the first one who taught me and my sister about honeysuckles and how to pinch off the end just right to be able to catch a tiny drop of the sweet nectar. We learned that the more vibrant yellow the flower was, the sweeter it would be.
We would take turns swinging on the old tire swing my Paw Paw had tied to a tree and we would eat muscadines until our tummies would ache. One of the many great things we always looked forward to was waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking the next morning. My Paw Paw Cox was a cook in the Army and he was stationed in the South Pacific. He could cook some of the most delicious things.
One recipe in particular that I especially loved and wanted to share with you is this breakfast scrambler. It is nothing fancy at all but boy is it amazing! It has only 3 ingredients. Sausage, eggs and potatoes. Simple right?!! All you do is fry 1-2 pounds of sausage depending on your crowd, fry the potatoes and then a dozen or 2 of eggs. You fry the sausage until done then spoon it out leaving the grease drippings in the pan. This will flavor the potatoes so good!
Cut up the potatoes into small pieces and add them to the oil and sausage drippings in the pan and cook them until they are brown and crispy, being careful to not let them stick together. Lastly you pour your eggs into a skillet with melted butter then add the cooked sausage and potatoes and scramble everything together until the eggs are all cooked and fluffy. Nothing could be more simple!! This can be served with biscuits, toast or crescent rolls and fresh fruit. It makes a very satisfying breakfast or dinner!!