Under the blanket…

When my girl was little, she loved the “interesting” things that I would prepare for her for breakfast. I remember I called one of them, “Chicken in a blanket” which was simply a chicken sausage wrapped in a piece of bread and toasted in the oven. I also remember that I was careless when taking it out of the oven and my hand touched the hot grill at the top and suffered a very serious burn that took months and months to heal. Well, it did not matter really as such things may happen all the time and to this day, I enjoy doing things like that for her – cooking stuff that she may enjoy a lot.

I did it again recently but this time around, I tried to make it a bit special. First, I fried an omelette…

Omelette

I beat an egg, added a pinch of salt and msg and some chopped spring onions and fried it in a pan.

Then, I took a piece of bread and put some butter on it…

Butter on bread

…for a bit of extra taste and fragrance and on that, I placed a bit of the omelette…

Egg

Next, I put half a beef sausage on the egg…

Beef sausage

…and on that, a piece of sliced cheddar cheese…

Cheese

Lastly, I rolled up the sides of the bread…

All rolled up

…and used toothpicks to hold them down.

I turned on the oven and put everything in it until the cheese had melted and the bread was well-toasted. There you have it! My “Cow & chicken in a blanket!”

Cow & chicken in a blanket

I tried it and I would say that it was very nice…but perhaps it would be nicer if I had not cut the sausage and used the whole thing instead, letting it stick out on both ends as the combination tasted really great and you may not get to bite the sausage while eating the sides but most importantly, my daughter loved it! I’m sure with a little bit of garnishing – coleslaw or salad by the side, slices of tomato and cucumber and a sprinkling of parmesan plus a sprig of parsley on top, it would look a lot more presentable…and a lot more alluring.