Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Forget buying those breakfast burritos from the freezer section at the store. It is so easy to make frozen breakfast burritos at home!
Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I recently made a big batch of breakfast burritos for the freezer. We love how quick and easy they have made breakfast!

I have made freezer burritos before, but it has been a few years. I have no clue why I stopped making them because my husband and son love them.

Today’s post and recipe is actually a result of shopping with my son.

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I have mentioned many times that I am amazed at the amount that a teenage boy can eat. I grew up with three sisters. Pretty much all teenagers eat a lot, but I am learning that teen boys take it to a whole different level.

My son has always loved his carbs, but he is realizing that a ton of carbs for breakfast only fills him up for a short time. I have known this for awhile, but the fact that he has realized this has changed breakfast at our house.

He wants protein for breakfast. A lot of protein.

He went to Costco recently with me and as we walked by the freezer section he saw the frozen breakfast foods. Normally we just keep on walking because they are not something that I buy. This time though he stopped and looked at what they had.

He saw one thing that he wanted and it was the breakfast burritos. So on an impulse the breakfast burritos went into our cart.

The main reason I said yes was that the majority of the food was pretty junky. Or at least what I would consider more of a treat than an everyday breakfast. The request for breakfast burritos seemed like a small one. I was just glad he did not ask for the highly sugary foods that they were also calling breakfast foods.

The fact that he wanted the burritos goes back to the fact that he is finally realizing that he needs protein for breakfast not sugary carbs.

After I got home I had a little bit of buyers remorse though. Not because he wanted them and I said yes, but because of the amount of money I had spent on them. They came out to over $1.50 each.

Now for some that probably doesn’t seem like a lot, but I knew I could make homemade ones for much less. Not only that I could control what went into them.

So I bought the ingredients we needed and went to work on making my own. It was quick, easy, and much cheaper than the ones I bought.

homemade frozen breakfast burritos

We kept ours simple with just eggs, sausage, and cheese on flour tortillas. You can also add hash brown type potatoes too if you like them in your burritos. Onions and peppers added to the meat would also be good.

My son prefers his with just meat, eggs, and cheese. Lots of cheese. So that is how I make them.

Some people add salsa to theirs, but we find that it gets soggy with salsa. My husband and son prefer to just eat it with the salsa after it is heated.

I love how easy this is making breakfast for my son. All he has to do is take one or two out of the freezer, put them in the microwave, and he has an easy and filling breakfast.

If you love breakfast burritos and have never given homemade frozen ones a try, you need to. It will make breakfast quick and easy on busy mornings.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos

 

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Quick and Easy Tortilla Pizza

Pizza night can be quick and easy with homemade tortilla pizza!
Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla pizza has been one of my favorite ways to make pizza this summer. It is quick and easy to make and everyone can top it just the way they like it.

Tortilla Pizza

I have been making pizza on tortillas for years, but this summer it has become an almost weekly dinner for us.

The nice thing about tortilla pizza is that it doesn’t take long to bake. This makes it perfect for hot summer days because it gives you homemade pizza without using the oven for as long as you need to for regular homemade pizza.

I also love that tortillas make it easy for everyone to get their own individual pizza. Or pizzas if you are my teenage son. He now eats like three of these…

Tortilla Pizza

I also love that it is easy to make gluten free. When we make these my son and husband use flour tortillas. My girls and I use gluten free tortillas like Udi’s or a gluten free wrap. Both work well.

Now, I will admit this is not quite the same as a nice homemade pizza with a thick crust. It isn’t. It is delicious, but not quite the same.

This gives you a thin crispy crust. When the weather cools off and weather slows down, I will definitely be going back to regular pizza, but for summer and busy nights tortilla pizza will continue to be a favorite for us!

Tortilla Pizza

 

 

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Two Ingredient Slow Cooked Mexican Pork

This Two Ingredient Slow Cooked Mexican Pork is easy to make and can be used in so many ways!

Two Ingredient Slow Cooked Mexican Pork

Easy slow cooked meals are one of my favorite type of meals to make. When they only contain a couple of ingredients like today’s recipe, they are even better.

I can’t really take the credit for today’s recipe. A friend brought this to a church dinner recently and it was so good I knew it was going to become a favorite at our house.

Two Ingredient Slow Cooked Mexican Pork

When my friend made this she served it as shredded meat on hamburger buns. I served it as pork tacos. You could also easily use this for nachos or burritos. It is one of those shredded meat recipes that can be used in so many ways. Which makes the recipe even better.

This recipe calls for two ingredients. That is it.

Pork and salsa. Now I have done meat and salsa in my slow cooker before. I have even posted recipes for it, but what makes this recipe different is the salsa that you use.

Mango Peach Salsa

Mango Peach fresh salsa. It makes all the different in this shredded Mexican type meat.

This is the kind from Costco, but I know other stores sell a similar salsa. The flavors of the mango and peach in the salsa pairs so well with pork. The fact that is is fresh salsa also helps make it more flavorful and fresh. It is so good.

I had no idea that a fresh salsa in a slow cooked recipe would make such a different with the end result, but this does.

Two Ingredient Mexican Pork

I served this as pork tacos with the Mexican cole slaw I used my Pulled Pork with Mexican Cole Slaw recipe. This recipe today is actually a similar idea, but easier to make since it only contains two ingredients. You don’t have to serve it with cole slaw. You could also serve it with beans, cheese, and extra salsa.

I think it would also be good on taco salad. I think I will try that next time I make it.

However you serve it, I think you will enjoy it.

Two Ingredient Mexican Pork

 

 

 

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Menu Plan

Weekly Menu Plan

My kitchen is still a mess, but new floors are going in this week. Hopefully my house will be back to normal by next week. I am keeping it simple again this week and will use my slow cooker for several meals. I also have a few things in the freezer to use on days that things don’t go as planned.

Here is the menu plan for the week.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Light and Fluffy Waffles

eggs-and-sausage-

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

Slow Cooked Barbecue Ranch Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Mexican Round Steak

Slow Cooked Mexican Round Steak

Easy Migas_

Easy Migas

Slow Cooked Taco Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooked Taco Sloppy Joes

one pot spaghetti

One Pot Spaghetti 

cheeseburger pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza

Dessert Of The Week

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches-Two Ingredient Dessert

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Meal Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Breakfast Bowls

Breakfast Bowls– Make sure the sausage is gluten free

gluten free banana waffles

Gluten Free Banana Waffles

Maple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Maple Cinnamon Granola

Dinner

Apple Bacon Cheese Frittata_

Apple Bacon Cheese Frittata 

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

Homemade Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Triple Berry Chicken Almond Spinach Salad

Triple Berry Chicken Spinach Salad 

Easy Pork Tacos

Easy Pork Tacos

Crock Pot Beef and Beans Casserole__

Crock Pot Beef and Beans Casserole

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Double-Chocolate-Flourless-Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Double Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Homemade PB Cups, Grilled Nachos, A New Bracelet, and More (Everyday Adventures 80)

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The excitement at our house this week is that we are finally getting things back together from our water leak last month. We are getting the main flooring next week, but this week we were finally able to get the tile put down in the half bath. That bathroom is the most used bathroom in the house.

The tile being put down means that we can put the sink and toilet back in which means that the bathroom will actually be usable once again.

The tile looks pinkish in the picture, but it isn’t. It is actually off white and tans. I love it.

Tile

The majority of the downstairs is engineered hardwood. We originally thought that we would not be able to replace it with the same thing, but they were actually able to find the same flooring I had before. I am so excited. It has taken a little longer to get it, but in the end it will be worth it!

When we originally put down the flooring we put the hardwood in the half bath. It looked great with how the downstairs flows and it made for a really nice continual flooring look. However, after three years of wood flooring in that bathroom I was ready for something else. Wood floor was not working for me in that bathroom.

Some of you may be asking why.

I can sum that up pretty easily. I needed something that was easy to clean and get really clean.

It is the most used bathroom in the house. We live in the country and it is the main downstairs bathroom that everyone uses when they come in from outside. It sees a lot of dirt.

And hello boys using the bathroom. I don’t think I need to say anything else on that one. :-)  I will be the first to admit that putting the wood in there in the first place was not a great idea. I think I am going to love having tile that is easier to clean.

The wood floors in the main part of the house get put down next week and I can’t wait. I am so ready to have my kitchen and main living area put back together!

Pizza and Fruit

Because our house is still a mess and it is summer, I am keeping the meals pretty simple. And I will admit that our menu plan hasn’t really been going as planned. Many of our meals look like the one above. A store bought fruit bowl and homemade pizza made on tortillas. Quick, easy, and everyone loves it!

grilled nachos

We also made grilled nachos this week. I have not made these in awhile and I was reminded why I love them. Cooking them on the grill gives them such good flavor. If you love nachos and haven’t tried them grilled you need to. Grilled nachos are so good!

Bracelets

I love wearing bracelets. I have worn them for years. I used to wear the same one all the time, but lately I have enjoyed changing them up. I recently got a few new ones that I love.

The Choose Joy one came from The Rusted Chain. This one has a lot of meaning for me. My husband has sent me several texts over the last few months that say “choose joy”. We often can’t change our circumstances, but we can change how we react to them. Life is usually better when we choose to see the joy. I love wearing this bracelet for the constant reminder.

The smaller bracelets I got from Mercy House. They are the petite global bracelet set.  I love them and I love that it helps support women in need. I met Kristen quite a few years ago at a blog conference.  I have read her book Raising Grateful Kids. I have enjoyed following her as she started her work in Africa and have been amazed at all she has done. I love the concept of her Mercy House shop.

It has been awhile since I visited her Mercy House Global website, but when my friend Jessica mentioned that her girls and her were getting a bracelet a month from Mercy House I checked it out again.

I instantly loved the petite global set. I don’t wear a lot of big bold colors, so I loved how simple this set was. And again I love the mission behind it. If you haven’t checked out Mercy House Global and their products you should. They would make great gifts.

PB Cups

And for some chocolate and peanut butter. Or in our case chocolate and Sunbutter. I have made several batches of my easy homemade peanut butter cups recently and they are so good. I have eaten way too many of them!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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My Grandma’s Two Ingredient Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches-Two Ingredient Dessert

Way back in 2009, that is like forever ago in online life, I shared a recipe for vanilla wafer ice cream. The recipe originally came from my grandma. It was something that she made years ago when my dad was a kid.

I shared this recipe back in 2009 because it is a simple frugal dessert. It only calls for two ingredients. Ice cream and vanilla wafers.

Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches

So actually this is not much of a recipe. It is more like an idea. But a fun and delicious idea!

What I love about these is that these two ingredients are so easy to keep on hand. Most people keep ice cream in the freezer and vanilla wafers are easy to keep in the pantry. So this really is an easy dessert to make anytime.

They work great for a simple dessert, an after school snack, or a kids party. I also love that you can make these ahead and keep them in the freezer until you are ready to use them.

Be sure to check out my original post on these Vanilla Wafer Ice Cream Sandwiches and how my grandma loved them!

And if you are gluten free be sure to check out my post on gluten free vanilla wafers.

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Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

If you miss vanilla wafer since going gluten free you need to try these gluten free vanilla wafers!

Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through that link I receive a small percent in advertising fees. Thanks for supporting this site and what I do.

It has been over six years since I went gluten free and it has been so worth it. Gluten free is not always easy, but it is so worth it if it works. For me it has worked and my health is so much better.

I will admit though that there are some foods that I really miss. Hello Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Yes, I will admit that I used to love a good doughnut once in awhile. And although I have some really good gluten free doughnut recipes that my family loves, they are not quite the same as a doughnut shop doughnut or a Kristpy Kreme doughnut.

Another food that I have missed is vanilla wafers. Which probably seems a bit strange.

I really did not eat vanilla wafers often. They were one of those foods that I would occasionally buy for a fun treat, but they were a treat I loved.

A couple of years after going gluten free I realized how much I missed them. Like really missed them. However, I could not find them in a gluten free version.

A few people told me that they had seen gluten free vanilla wafers in the stores, but I had never been able to find them in my area. I looked online, but the price with shipping was crazy. I missed vanilla wafers, but not that much.

So you can imagine my excitement when I found these Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers recently at Sprouts!

Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

And they were so good! I took one bite of the cookie and realized why I missed vanilla wafers so much. Delicious!

I just checked the price of these on Amazon and they actually are not bad now if you have Amazon prime and can get free shipping. I think the Amazon price with free shipping is comparable to what I paid at Sprouts. So that is currently a great option if you can’t find them in your area.

Now these were still not cheap, but most gluten free snack food isn’t cheap. But they were so worth it.

I won’t be buying these all the time. They will still be a treat, but I am so glad I now have an option for them. Delicious! Can you tell that I have enjoyed them by the number of times I have used the word delicious so far.

I will say that although these are delicious the texture is a little different. They are not 100% the same. They reminded me more of a generic or off brand of vanilla wafers than the original Nabisco ones. Don’t get me wrong they are delicious, but I wanted to make sure to let you know that.

Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

Tomorrow I am going to share one of my favorite things to do with vanilla wafers. It is a recipe that comes from my grandma and it involves ice cream! It is the perfect summer treat.

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Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Need a quick and easy breakfast that can be made ahead? These chocolate chip orange oatmeal breakfast cookies are just that! They are quick and easy to make and they are easy to make ahead to keep on hand for busy days. They also taste great!

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love the idea of a cookie for breakfast? Especially when it involves chocolate!

I developed this recipe recently for a new gluten free project that I am working on. My family loved these breakfast cookies and I realized that although this recipe was gluten free, it was a also a regular recipe that anyone can enjoy. The only thing you do to make these gluten free is use gluten free oats. So you can easily make them for anyone by using regular oats.

I knew I had to share these cookies with you because not only are they delicious, the timing is perfect for back to school. These breakfast cookies work great for making ahead and keeping in the fridge or freezer for busy mornings.

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

My kids like these cookies warm when they eat them for breakfast so they usually heat them up in the microwave, but they will also eat them cold for a quick snack. So these cookies are also great for lunch boxes as well.

I use quick oats in these because we like the texture a little better with quick oats. But you can also use old fashioned oats or a combination of both and it works fine.

If you are gluten free be sure to use gluten free oats.

Now go make a batch of these so that you have a quick and easy breakfast for this week!

My favorite tool for making these are the USA Cookie Sheet and USA Pans Half Sheet Pan. I love these for making all kinds of cookies and baked goods.

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Now for the recipe!!

Chocolate Chip Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

 

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Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Make Ahead Breakfasts

It is back to school time! Can you believe how fast the summer went by? Summer always goes way to fast.

Schools in our area are starting this week. A few actually started last week. For those of you in the northern part of the United States schools won’t start back until after Labor Day, but even that is fast approaching. Summer is definitely coming to an end.

Back to school means crazy mornings and busy days. Even if you homeschool like we do, school mornings can be crazy.

One of the things that makes crazy mornings easier is to make breakfast ahead. When you make it ahead you can quickly reheat it for a quick and easy breakfast.

I love to make large batches of baked oatmeal, granola, and other things over the weekend to just reheat during the week. I also love to keep my freezer stocked with foods that my kids can just take out and reheat as needed.

Today I am sharing a list of my favorite make ahead breakfasts. These all work great for making ahead and reheating throughout the week and also for freezing.

I love to choose a couple recipes per week to make and then I just double or triple them. I can put some in the fridge for reheating throughout the week and I also have plenty to freeze. You can also do a large freezer cooking day if that works better for you. Either way having breakfast made ahead will save you so much time during the week!

Make Ahead Breakfast

What is your favorite breakfast to make ahead? 

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