This Once a Month (or so) recipe came around last fall when my daughter was struggling to have breakfast and suffering from migranes if she didnt. I drive the kids about 25 miles one-way for school – to the “good” school district – and getting them motivated to leave the house is not an easy feat. 15 and 10 are not good ages to get moving in the morning. I will say the 15-year-old does much better than the 10 year-old – most of that must be vanity and the fear of going to school without doing her hair and changing her outfit 10 times.
I make these in big batches, sometimes doubling or tripling the ingredients so I can have a ton of 1 cup portions in the freezer. They heat up well, great when you throw whatever toppings you like on them – easy to eat out of a baggie or paper cup in the car – they’re even great for camping – just wrap in foil and throw on the edge of the fire or on the griddle – yummy!
You can add the optional ingredients during cooking if the whole household is agreeable, mine aren’t – so the base is pretty plain – we jazz them up when they’re in the re-heat stage. I find putting these in snack size zip bags works really well. They’re never around long enough to worry about regular versus freezer bags – you might want to think about that if you dont think you’ll eat them quickly. I figure these run about $.60 per one cup serving. A frozen breakfast bowl from the grocery store will run you about $3.50 – so this is a huge savings.
Breakfast Base – Burritos or Breakfast Bowls
- 2 lbs Ground Turkey Sausage
- 1 Large Package Southern Hash browns the square ones
- 8 Eggs scrambled
- Green Chilies optional
- Salsa optional
- Cheddar Cheese - use during serving
brown off your turkey sausage, drain and place in a large mixing bowl big bowl
cook your hashbrowns in the sausage drippings - or get healthy and use a clean pan and some olive or vegetable oil, mix in with the sausage in the mixing bowl
Scramble your eggs and cook until nearly done, dont overcook - and mix in with the potato and sausage mixture
Add in your salsa or green chiles and mix well (optional)
Scoop into a snack size zip bag and squish out air - freeze flat as you can in the freezer. Once all are frozen - combine in a big zip bag
To reheat thaw baggie for 15 seconds, dump in a bowl and reheat for 1 minute, add 1-2Tbsp of cheddar cheese and heat for 1 more minute
Reheat as above and dump in toasted tortilla with salsa and sour cream