Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Breakfast Foods for the Freezer


A few weeks ago I was blessed with several dozen farm fresh eggs. I decided it would be the perfect time to put some breakfast foods in the freezer. I made Mcmom’s Breakfast Sandwiches and Breakfast Burritos.

I used 2 dozen eggs, 3lbs sausage, cheddar cheese slices and 2 dozen English muffins for the sandwiches. You can find my tutorial on making these here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/mcmombreakfastsandwiches.htm


I made a little over 4 dozen breakfast burritos. I used 4 dozen eggs, 3lbs sausage and about 2 lbs of grated cheddar cheese. I scrambled the eggs, cooked the sausage and my tortillas and purchased the cheese already grated. …


A note on my tortillas… I purchase fresh tortillas that you cook up before using from Costco. The brand I use is Tortilla Land…


I did a bit of research on these and found that they are not available at all Costco locations. Mostly they are on the West Coast and a few other states. I like these tortillas because the ingredients are very simple (I think there are only 4 ingredients listed) and taste better than the type off the shelf. However if you cannot locate these then the ones off the shelf will work too.

I make the burritos by putting egg, sausage and cheese on a tortilla..


 
Wrapping them up..


And I lay them on a tray as I make them. These tortillas tend to stick together so I put a layer of plastic wrap between the rows as I make them.



When they are all assembled I wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap…



And put them in zip lock bags (which can be reused) and put them in the freezer..


To serve, we put them in the microwave to heat up. Takes about 1 ½ minutes. If you don’t have a microwave you can try heating them up in the oven. I have not done this so I don’t have specific directions on how to do it.. so just play around with a method that works for you.

 
 

13 comments:

  1. I wish I had a big freezer so I could cook all those lovely things in advance, just as you do :-)
    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    Thara

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  2. I've reheated them in my toaster oven. I've pulled a couple out from the freezer the night before and let them thaw overnight. I set my toaster oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Delish!!

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    1. Great idea as well!! Thank you for sharing.. When I put this tutorial on a webpage I'll be sure to include these options of reheating them. Crystal :)

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  3. I don't have a microwave so I've heated up cold burritos in a cast iron frying pan (dry), flipping it a few times to keep from over browning. This also makes the tortilla a little crispy-yum!

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    1. Great idea Jessica! thanks for sharing and giving those without a microwave another option! Crystal :)

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  4. You might want to reconsider microwaving your food in plastic wrap. The BPA gets into the food, yuck!

    "A recent study at the University of Rochester in NY has found that the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), found in plastic bottles, food storage containers, and a large variety of other products remains in the human body longer than expected. They concluded that BPA leaves the body about eight times more slowly than expected...."

    "...To minimize exposure to toxic plastic residues, never heat foods in a plastic container, don't reuse plastic bottles, don't heat food dishes covered in plastic wrap, don't drink water in plastic bottles that have gotten hot."

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    1. several ladies here have commented on other options for reheating if you need a different way to heat them up. If you would like they could also be flash frozen first and skip the wrapping individually. Crystal :)

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  5. Gosh. I admire this! Healthier and less expensive for the family.

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    1. Yes, healthy low cost convenience foods! Crystal :)

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  6. I really need to do this. It's hard to find something every morning for five kids. This would definitely help and save on meal prep! Shannon

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  7. I have a terrible time preplanning breakfast for the kids. This is a wonderful idea!! They LOVE breakfast burritos and you make them exactly like I do day of! Now I can make them ahead of time!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. Thank you for this great idea and the one for the sandwiches also. I watch my 3 grandkids everyday and these would be so easy to heat up for them for breakfast, or a snack. They always seem to be hungry...LOL

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