Mommy Mondays - Breakfast for the Busy Mama

Monday, September 3, 2012

This year has been a complete change from the precious five years that I have been a teacher.  The school year is now a balanced calendar, meaning we started school August 2nd.  As well as extending our school day - so I'm working 7:20-3:45 these days.  Luckily, our new house is closer to my school so I can get my son and be home by 4:15..  However, I'm absolutely exhausted when I get home, so the last thing on my mind is what to make for dinner.

I decided to spend one day every other weekend making and freezing three to four meals for the upcoming couple weeks.  Then, I just have to let it defrost the night before and pop it in the oven when I get home.
Bada bing. Bada boom.

My favorite recipe I found came from Pinterest, of course from the cute little blog, Lovely Little Snippets.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast, especially for me.  If I don't eat a good breakfast, I snack all day making myself feel like a big ol' lardo.  
This recipe calls for a mass making of breakfast burritos that can be frozen individually and then heated up when you're on the go and ready to eat!

Here's how I made my burritos:
--16 eggs
--1 roll of Jimmy Dean reduced fat sausage
--1 pack of low sodium bacon
--1 package of 2% cheese
--2 cans of sliced potatoes
--16 burrito size tortillas

I then cooked everything up and basically laid it out in an assembly line.
I alternated burritos - one with sausage and then one with bacon.

After each burrito was filled, I let it cool down completely before I wrapped it up.

Once all the burritos were cooled, I wrapped them up individually into plastic wrap and placed them all in a freezer bag.  Then, I dated the bag and popped them into freezer.
Boo yeah.

Breakfast for the hubby and I for the next couple of weeks!
It seriously is that easy.  I didn't even break a sweat.

And that, my friends, is smart planning.
Plus, think of how much money you are saving by making your burritos than buying them at the local fast food joint?  It's definitely a lot cheaper than what you would pay!
  I also feel just a teensy bit better (or a lot) knowing what's actually in my burrito.

Work smarter, not harder.  And that is what I plan on doing.

Happy Mommy! :)

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