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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Breakfast Burritos

You guys these burritos have been on my meal plan for ages, yet each week I never got around to making them.
Enter in last Saturday, with a few hours to myself {kids were sleeping}, I finally got a batch of these ready!  I also used that time to prep dinner for that night and bake a batch of cookies.  It's amazing how much you can get done without little ones puttering around your feet.
When some girlfriends and I had a freezer swap a few months back, I should have included these.  What a time saver in the mornings when you are on the run, or if you need a quick meal to heat up when running low on time.
Saying that - GIRLS - we need to do another freezer swap soon!


There is no rhyme or reason to these burritos.  You can make them however you like - eggs, spinach, peppers, onions, bacon, sausage, ham, cheese....the options could go on forever.

For ours, I simply used what we had on hand - eggs, spicy pork sausage, red pepper and cheese.  Simple, yet delicious.

Saute the veggies and meat together {draining any grease}, add in eggs and cook until done.  Then make an assembly line of flour tortillas, egg mixture, cheese and Ziploc baggies.  I used pretty small tortillas, so I was able to fit two burritos in a snack bag Ziploc.  Make them big or small, however you like!

For recipe driven people I used: 7 eggs, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 lb. spicy pork sausage, 12 slices of sharp cheddar cheese and 12 tortillas.

Either wrap in plastic wrap or store in Ziplocs like I did and they are good in the freezer for up to 3 month!  They will never last that long.....but just sayin'.

Wouldn't these be great for our next swap?

So, yesterday I walked around my kitchen and took inventory our our pantry and freezers.  I wanted to really see what we had on hand to use up.  In my head I was thinking we were out of most everything, but after writing it ALL down, I was surprised to see we had a ton of food!

It lead me to the question....

Can you eat without spending money?

My first thought was no way!  But after looking at ALL of the food in our house, we could certainly get by with less groceries at the next trip to the store.  Obviously we would still stock up on some perishables - fresh produce, milk and cheese, but trying to use up the other things would be a nice challenge.

It just got me thinking.  Stay tuned as I'm working on an upcoming post about this.  You'll be amazed!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I always try so hard to go through everything in our house before buying new groceries...but then I always remember, "I need to get Greek yogurt and meat and bread!". Yeah, it never works, BUT I rarely throw anything away.
    I love that you do a freezer swap with your girlfriends, that's brilliant. And so are these breakfast burritos. Love the idea!

  2. I used to make these all the time for my husband! He also liked doing lunch burritos. Beans, hamburger, cheese, taco seasoning. Burritos freeze SO well! :)

  3. I should do the same thing Ally - I am sure I could come up with great meals using stuff I already have! Thanks for the motivation!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    We could eat for a good month without spending anything, I'm guessing ... maybe longer. Although the meals would be verrrrry interesting, lol!

  5. How do you reheat these? Just nuke? Like remove from plastic bag, wrap in paper towel and nuke? Did you do any heating after the assembly but before freezing? Looks good to me.

  6. How should these be reheated from the freezer?

  7. Take directly out of the freezer - microwave for 40 seconds, turn over and microwave another 40 seconds. By then it should be heated through!