Preparing Breakfast Burritos to Freeze and Serve

I ran across a great idea while looking for frozen crock pot meals, frozen breakfast burritos that you make not buy from a box. Yes, you heard that right. It is amazing the things you can prepare on a weekend, when you have a bit more time than a week day and then heat up to heat later in the week. As a busy work from home mom of three, I am all about finding ways to make more time with my kids. Creating these breakfast burritos will allow before school time run smoother and it gives your family a quick breakfast option for a busy day. This idea is derived from the recipe found at GoodenessGracious.com.

Breakfast Burritos Recipe to Make & Freeze

This is such an easy task to do on a Sunday; I plan to make these differently each week.

For starters this is a recipe for breakfast burritos that have ham, egg and shredded cheese in them. You will need the following to do this:

  • Paper Towels
  • Scrambled Eggs (already prepared/cooked by you)
  • Shredded Cheese (any flavor preferred by your family)
  • Pre-cooked Chunks of Ham
  • Tortilla Wraps
  • 1 Gallon Resealable Freezer Bag

Breakfast Burritos Recipe to Make & Freeze

Optional fillings to replace current listed ingredients or ones to add to this recipe:

  • Chopped green Peppers
  • Chopped Onion
  • Ground pre-cooked Sausage
  • Pre-cooked bacon

Breakfast Burritos to prepare and Freeze (1)

I chose to cook about 6 eggs into scrambled format and this created about 10 breakfast burritos to freeze. My whole family won’t eat these, just about 3 of them will enjoy these for breakfast so I kept that in mind when preparing these frozen breakfast burritos for my family. I am not sure how long these will keep in the freezer, so I won’t store them longer than one week in my home.

How to Make the Breakfast Burritos -

  1. Make sure your eggs are fully scrambled to your liking.
  2. Cut up ham into about 1/4 square pieces.
  3. Have shredded cheese ready to grab.
  4. Take one soft tortilla wrap and place scrambled eggs in middle of wrap.
  5. Proceed to add your fillings one by one on top of the eggs; keep in mind this wrap has to fold up in a burrito style fold.
  6. Once the wrap is full of ingredients you wish to add, wrap it into burrito style fold up.
  7. Take one paper towel and wrap over each burrito, individually wrapped.
  8. Place all individually wrapped breakfast burritos into a resealable freezer bag and place in freezer.
  9. Optional – Label freezer bag with what type of breakfast burritos are in this bag and date that you froze it.

How to enjoy a breakfast burrito for breakfast during the week -

Simply heat one breakfast burrito for 90 seconds, while microwave ovens may vary in temperature, this is the time that has worked well for my family.

Let cool. Serve and enjoy!

What ingredients would you place inside your frozen breakfast burritos?

Cake Pop Creations with Tween Daughter Take 1 and Take 2

Just before Christmas I went out shopping with my Mom for presents and while we were at JCPenney’s we happened upon their kitchen area where cake pop machines were on sale. I exclaimed, “oh my gosh, Ki wants one of these so bad” and it was a sealed deal, my Mom took a peek and for only $15 it was a steal of a deal. Miss Ki was about to open up a cake pop machine and cake pop mix on Christmas Day. It took us awhile to actually get to use the cake pop maker, but finally we made some cake pops one day, just for fun. This is our story of making Cake Pops for the first time …. and the second time!

Happily Blended Blog Cake Pop Creations With Tween (5)

It was a challenge to get the cake pop mix just the right texture and then the frosting mix too. We were super impressed with how well the Cake Pop maker worked in all honesty. We had perfect, cute little circles of cakes. This was exciting!

Cake Pop Creations with Tween Daughter Take 1 and Take 2

As you can see in the picture above, we failed miserably with the frosting this first time around. It was certainly a learning experience. Once I posted these pictures on Facebook, my friends were happy to give some advice. After all, a lot of my blogger friends work with Wilton and have been making Cake Pops long before I even knew what they were. Some examples of what we should have done for frosting was to use those candy melts or melted chocolate.

Cake Pop Creations with Tween Daughter Take 1 and Take 2

So this second time around, we decided to make Red Velvet cake pops for my daughter’s school Valentines Day Party. Shown above are our picture perfect circles of red velvet deliciousness.  The cake part came out great and so next was to put to work some tips on how to decorate these babies.

Happily Blended Blog Cake Pop Creations With Tween (2)

While I was unable to purchase the candy melts everyone recommended, I did purchase a container of vanilla frosting and some chocolate chips to melt. My daughter, who is taking cooking classes for Winter program, had a way to thin out the frosting better. Apparently if you take a normal can of frosting and mix it with a beater/mixer it helps to even out the fat content. I love baking with this girl, she is always teaching me new things. So Ki mixed up the frosting and melted the chocolate chips over the stove, not together of course.

Happily Blended Blog Cake Pop Creations With Tween (3)

Look at that proud face! My daughter created a chocolate covered red velvet cake pop and to compare this with what we did our first go round, you can probably see why she is beaming with pride! Then, all by accident, she happened to drizzle some chocolate over the frosting she placed on the top of the cake pop using a frosting bag decor thing and thus created her covered covered red velvet cake pops with a dab of vanilla frosting on top and chocolate drizzled over. She was proud. I was proud. I am raising a little chef here.

My daughter is at home in the kitchen, she is a natural baker. I advise anyone to encourage their kids to be a part of the kitchen so that they too can find their way in the kitchen, baking can certainly be a great stress reliever. For my daughter, baking was a way for her to come up with new blog post ideas for her soon to be public blog, House of Bear Hugs.

 

Make Delicious Food with Look & Cook – Free App for iPhone iPad

Today I am sharing a free app, Look & Cook, that is found in the app store on iTunes. I was invited to check out this app to share my thoughts with you all and give it some promotion out here in the Internet world. I must say based on the name and description I wasn’t quite sure if this would be the “app for me”, but upon further evaluation I must admit this is a fabulous app. Here’s why…

Look & Cook App

As a Mom who has been actively seeking new recipes each week to make wholesome, fresh cooked meals for the family, the Look & Cook app brings to me a more visual approach to finding recipes. My daughter and I had fun looking through the pictures shown in Look & Cook to find a cool recipe idea for our next kitchen experience together.

Overall, I must admit I am a visual person and while searching the Internet for recipes based on recipe titles worked, there is something more about having an app like the Look & Cook that fuels your visual desires. With a swipe of your finger you can start to see pictures of meals and if the picture appeals to you simply click a button on the bottom of the screen to bring up the recipe. The recipe is a full list of what ingredients you will need and how to best prepare the meal you saw in the prior screen on Look & Cook.

Look & Cook Visual Recipes

There are so many categories of recipes to look through that we haven’t even completely gone through all of them but so far my daughter and I are thinking some of the dessert ideas will suit us just fine with Spring and Summer time get togethers.  The awesome part of having Look & Cook app on my iPhone is that while I am in the store grocery shopping each week, I can simply bring up the recipe on my iPhone for the list of ingredients to purchase rather than using a piece of paper hoping that I wrote all ingredients down properly. There have been one too many occasions when I wrote a list of ingredients but hadn’t copied the list correctly so came home to unpack groceries only to see I missed something. Look & Cook allows me to be more efficient in ensuring I get the complete list of ingredients and it has opened our eyes as a family to a whole new selection of foods we want to test out.

Look & Cook is a free app and you can click here to check out more details, download it today for free on your iPhone or iPad and come back here leaving a comment to tell me what you think about this app. I am curious how Look & Cook fits into your lifestyle after seeing how amazingly it fit into mine!

{Review & Giveaway} Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces

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My family received a wonderful package that included one each of the 6 varieties of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces along with a 6 quart programmable slow cooker.  The exciting news is that I get to host a giveaway for one person to win this same package, but first I want to share with you the details of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces in addition to sharing our thoughts based on taste testing the products.

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Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces sell for around $2.99 per pouch and are available in the following flavor choices, simply add your own meat -

  • Tavern Style Pot Roast with Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic
  • Apple Bourbon BBQ with Sweet Peppers and Brown Sugar
  • Hawaiian Luau with Pineapple, Mango and Bell Peppers
  • Sweet Korean BBQ with Roasted Ginger and Sesame
  • Mexican Red Chile Taco with Garlic and Bell Peppers
  • Moroccan Spiced Stew with Green Olives and Lemon

I made notes of which meats I needed to get during my recent grocery trip to ensure we could test out these products fully. Since my sons were doing wrestling, it was nice to have a meal ready when we got home from practices. Our first try was the Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces Sweet Korean BBQ with Roasted Ginger and Sesame. I placed the beef in the slow cooker, added the sauce, covered and set the timer for the allotted time. I believe it was 6-7 hours of cooking on low in the slow cooker.

Everyone loved this meal, I cooked mashed potatoes and green beans to go with the sweet Korean BBQ, I also placed the meat over egg noodles. It was a meal to enjoy after a long day of parenthood, working from home and being the Mama taxi driver for my family.

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I happened to run across a buy one get one free deal on boneless, skinless chicken breast so I thought I would switch out the pork for chicken in the Hawaiian Luau with Pineapple, Mango and Bell Peppers. This was a hit, my daughter was ooing and awwing over this decision. The fiance enjoyed it but thinks that this sauce definitely would have been better with pork. Can’t win them all, I can say my daughter talked about it for days after I created the meal with chicken instead of pork. We still have other varieties here to test out, but so far we think this is a great product to keep busy households fed well without taking more time in the kitchen.

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How to Make a Hand Sugar Cookie for Fun with Children #recipe #foodie

Making sugar cookies is fun and easy. I have found that sugar cookies are the one to-be-baked food that we always have ingredients in the household for. I wanted to put a twist on sugar cookie baking the other day to make it more fun for my silly sons and this is what we created…. Sugar Cookie Hands. I also wanted to include the recipe we used for sugar cookies to ensure you know how to make them as fluffy as we did.

Step one is to make the sugar cookie dough according to the ingredients and instructions on the recipe card below.

Once the sugar cookie dough is ready for shaping, you can start with the below steps. Flatten out the dough about 1/4″ thick on wax paper or similar, I used aluminum foil, but wouldn’t recommend that because it honestly ended up sticking to much to the dough.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Hands for Toddlers

Place your child hand on the sugar cookie dough and use a plastic knife or butter knife to trace your child’s hand, let them trace cut it out if they are old enough to utilize a plastic knife or butter knife.  Get the hand shape cut out completely, this is no easy task and may be messy. We honestly ended up with a four finger hand and had to mold a fifth finger onto the dough, hence our odd looking hand below.

How to Make Sugar Cookie Hands

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