Hittin' The Road In Oregon And Eatin' Pizza For Breakfast!

Guests at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn, Albany, OregonIt's that time of year!  If you haven't already sat down with your family, your honey or your best friend and planned your summer vacation, do it now! 

This motorcycle and side car husband and wife were our guests recently at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn.  So much fun and what a cool bike!  From San Luis Obispo to Ashland then here to Albany.  These lovely guests were the first of many to bike or bicycle to this area of the Willamette Valley this season.  From now until the leaves fall in late autumn, the weather is perfect for that long bike ride and we have a whole lotta bicyclists already booked here at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn.

On the road all day whether your pedaling, riding or sitting in a sidecar, makes for very hungry guests.  Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are gearing up to feed our summer visitors and get them started with full tummies and that satisfied grin as they head out the door for more adventure.

This recipe is my most recent favorite.  It is very simple, very tasty, full of protein but mostly a gorgeous presentation at the breakfast table.  I got most of my ingredients from our local farmer's market so again using local, organic and fresh is what we do here supporting Oregon Culinary Tourism at it's tastiest!

Fried Egg and Sausage Ciabatta Breakfast Pizza

1 loaf ciabatta bread (about 1 pound)
1 cup chopped green onions
8 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
8 ounces sliced hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
1 pound spicy or sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
8 large eggs

Preheat oven to 450 degrees "F".  Cut bread horizontally in half.  Place bread halves, cut side up, on separate baking sheets.  Mix onions and 6 tablespoons oil in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.  Reserve 2 tablespoons onion and oil and spread remaining onion oil over bread.  Top with cheese.

Saute' Italian sausages in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking up with spoon.  Divide sausage among bread halves. Bake pizzas until cheese melts and bread begins to crisp, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, fry 4 eggs in a little oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Arrange the eggs atop each pizza and spoon reserved onion olive oil over eggs.  Cut each pizza between eggs into 4 pieces.

This breakfast pizza is a meal in its own but goes well with a big bowl of cantaloupe or broiled pink grapefruit. 

So, if you are looking for that "perfect ride", check out an Oregon Bed & Breakfast.  From Ashland to Portland and Hood River to the Oregon Coast choose from almost 100 very cool, very accommodating and very much ready to welcome you and your bike to Oregon. 

See you soon!

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