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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Waste Not Wednesday

A while back, Jo at Jo's Country Junction was doing link ups to Waste Not Wednesday.  I guess there wasn't enough interest to keep it going-insert sad face- but my project this morning made me think of that.

With the new hens starting to lay, it doesn't take long to get an over abundance of eggs. My egg shelf in the fridge was full.  Yesterday I was blog hopping through the Think Christmas blog hop and came across this post hat Hallbrook Designs.  Ding, ding, ding...the bells are ringing loud in my head.  It's been a while since I have made these and I need some in my freezer.  I do mine a bit different that Missie does.

This morning, I pulled out of the freezer my baggies of chopped onion, red peppers, green peppers and sweet corn.  Out of the fridge came 2 leftover Italian sausages that I chopped up real small, a couple chunks of cheese that I grated and a dozen eggs.  Into the skillet went a glob of butter, the veggies and sausage.  Heat all that up, add the eggs that have been whipped up all pretty and fluffy.  Cook gently.  Turn off the burner, stir in the cheese and cover for a few minutes so the cheese melts.

Warm up some flour tortillas.  Lay out a sheet of wax paper--how I love my box of cut wax paper, so handy for so many things.  Place the tortilla on it with some of the egg mixture.

Roll it up and wrap it up. Keep rolling and wrapping.  Missie has great pictures of how to roll them up!

Pretty soon your cookie sheet will have a pile of breakfast burritos.  Lay them out as flat as you can, put them in the freezer for a few hours.  Take them out, put them into a zip bag and put them back in the freezer. Need a quick breakfast or lunch???  Take one out, heat it up, eat it up!

1 less dozen eggs, 2 less Italtian sausages and 2 chunks of cheese out of the fridge.  My frozen chopped onion and pepper bags are a bit emptier.  I now have 9 great burritos in the freezer. Be sure to save enough for yourself to have breakfast.  Thanks Missie of Hallbrook Designs for reminding me to do this again! If you haven't read her blog, you should.  She has some fabulous stuff over there.

If you aren't cooking ahead to have great things in your freezer, why not???  Home cooked is so much better than store bought!  I love to cook extra for dinner to have enough for 1 or 2 freezer dinners.  Like last night's chicken casserole that I based off of Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spagetti.  My husband is in love with her like he loves Paula Deen.  Cute ladies with cute accents and they both can cook!  I've learned to make sure he knows I got the recipes from either of them and they are sure to be a hit.  MEN!!!


Diane said...

oh my gosh all your organized cooking is amazing to me. I used to be like that! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I wish I would be more organized like this. It would make my life easier, so I really need to put more effort into it.

fancystitching said...

How smart you are! I never thought about freezing these, although I do make them occasionally.

You could just make up about 2 dozen of these (and that would use up 2 doz. eggs), and you could ship them off to me in LA... just kidding!

I think you have flung a craving on me... I may have to do this for breakfast in the morning.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...


I'm gonna show this to hubby and plan to given 'em a go. {{but not today---I've been in the kitchen ALL day with beans and corn!}} They sound absolutely delicious!

Nancy said...

I really need to do this. Thanks for the nudge.