Review: al fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage with Giveaway

I was sent a sample of the Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage from al fresco as well as a pack of the precooked chicken bacon to test out in some recipes.  I think I was more excited about the bacon because, well…  BACON!!  It’s precooked so that makes my life ten times easier.  I hate cooking bacon.  It’s literally on my top five list of despised activities. 

For my first recipe, I decided to make some breakfast tacos after dropping the boys at the bus one morning.  I used a couple pieces of bacon because I knew I wanted to save the sausage for a meal when all of the kids were home so I could see how they liked it.

alfresco-breakfasttacos

Amazing Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients:

2 eggs

handful of shredded cheese

1 tomato (diced)

2 slices of chicken bacon

1 avocado (diced)

2 tortillas (I used fresh flour tortillas)

Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Scramble your eggs and shredded cheese together.  Once the eggs are almost done, add your tomatoes.
  2. Lay your slices of bacon in the pan with the eggs.  Let them warm up while the eggs finish cooking.
  3. Heat up your tortillas on the stove in an empty pan or between a paper towel in the microwave.
  4. Layer your eggs onto your tortillas, topped with slice of bacon, diced avocado and salt/pepper.

The tacos were UH-MAZE-ING.  The bacon was delicious.  It was such a quick and healthy breakfast that I could easily make anytime.

 

The second thing I decided to make was one of our all-time favorite foods, homemade pizza.  My kids love when I make homemade pizza and usually we will use some sort of leftovers like last night’s chicken.  I really wanted to do a meat lover’s pizza, so I used the rest of the bacon in the package (which was a lot, I don’t remember how many slices…).  I also used one of the chicken sausage links.  One link actually went pretty far.  I ended up making two pizzas because there is a lot of us. 

alfresco-pizza

Meat Lover’s Pizza

Ingredients:

2 pizza crusts

1 jar of pasta sauce (or pizza sauce, whichever you prefer)

lots of mozzarella cheese

1 package of chicken bacon (minus 2 slices) (diced)

1 chicken sausage link (diced)

  1. Preheat oven according to pizza crust packaging.
  2. Spread pasta sauce all over pizza crust.
  3. Sprinkle half of chicken bacon and half of sausage all over pizza.
  4. Cover with lots of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Repeat steps 1-3 with second pizza crust.
  6. Bake according to pizza crust packaging or until cheese is melted.

The sausage had a very definite sweet taste that a couple of my boys loved and a couple of them hated.  I thought it was delicious and loved the sweet flavor with the savory of the rest of the pizza.  Of course, I can never please everyone in one meal.  We used the rest of the sausage when we made chocolate chip pancakes so I think the boys thought it fit in better with another sweet food.  They aren’t all old enough to appreciate the mixing of sweet and salty/savory foods.

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I am a Crunchy Mama of 5 rowdy boys, stepmama to 1 girl and have another sweet girl on the way! I also gave birth to a baby girl in January 2016 for an awesome couple as their surrogate. I married my awesome husband, Brian in October 2016 and we are located in a little city outside of Dallas, Texas. I am a jill-of-many-trades. I run a laundry service, do custom sewing and even sell lactation cookies to my locals. I love to shop at thrift stores, take showers without an audience and spend time dreaming of a life off the grid! Follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos in the life of my crunchy family!

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