beka stays hungry : frozen breakfast burritos

It would follow that after yesterday’s be all that you can be post that I’d showcase something really stellar for this week’s Dinner Challenge. You know, keeping with the theme of high achievements and all that.

However…this meal has Cheater, Cheater, Scrambled Egg Eater written all over it.

But it’s not just scrambled eggs! Oh, no! It’s a veritable to-go wonder: the portable breakfast burrito.

And see that out of focus pink stuff in the background? Well that right there is a side of grapefruit!

Dinner and a side!

Will wonders never cease?

Oh…wait…they just did.

Perhaps this is one of the less impressive meals I’ve made to date…but hey, sometimes a girl gets low on time and groceries. And sometimes her carton of eggs is about to expire. And sometimes breakfast for dinner is the solution to all of the world’s problems.

Or at least the ones that I have pertaining to dinner challenges and dwindling supplies.

I was inspired by yet another great Iowa Girl Eats post about how to make your own frozen breakfast burritos. The original plan was to roll out a breakfast production line for this week’s morning meals…but a) I really like oatmeal, and b) I really needed something fast, portable, and filled with eggs for dinners.

A match made in dinner challenge heaven, I tell you.

DIY Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients (Highly Customizable):

  • Whole Wheat Tortillas (I used the rest of the Father Sam’s wraps from last week’s enchiladas)
  • Eggs, scrambled
  • Green Peppers, diced
  • Salsa
  • Corn
  • Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Recipe (Kind of):

Scramble desired amount of eggs – about 2 eggs per wrap is a good estimate. Set up a burrito assembly line and layer as follows: eggs, cheese, salsa, peppers, corn. Roll into a burrito (good luck…I have new respect for anyone who can do this without spilling/sinning) and wrap in plastic for freezer storage. Then, when ready to reheat, unwrap and place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until hot.

(And serve with a side of grapefruit to make it a real meal, clearly.)

Rating:

3.5/5. Great to have stashed in the freezer for convenient to-go meals, but isn’t going to make a final “Recipes I Know And Love” list at the end of the year.