It's true that I do love to cook but, I don't love to cook 24/7. My family doesn't seem to understand this concept. My kids like to eat 5-7 times a day and let's face it....no one likes to cook and clean up that much. Here's where the freezer meals come in. In this case I spent about 20-30 minutes putting together 8 breakfast burritos (I should have made more) that are really going to come in handy for the chaotic mornings we have on school days.
You could stuff these tortillas with any filling (it doesn't have to be breakfast related). The idea is to make them ahead, roll them up, wrap them in plastic wrap, and place them in a plastic ziploc bag or a tupperware container. When you're ready to eat one you simply unwrap the plastic, wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel and reheat in the microwave until it's warmed through. It's easy, virtually mess-free, and open to whatever fillings you like.
For these burritos I bought eight whole wheat flour tortillas and stuffed them with a mixture of one pound sauteed chorizo, 1/2 cup of bell pepper, 1 cubed and boiled potato, 7 scrambled eggs, 2 sliced green onions, a cup of cheddar cheese, and quite a bit of hot sauce. I added a heaping 1/2 cup of the mixture to each burrito and folded it up. Next time I think I'll try a bean, rice and cheese combination to have on hand for lunches, but really the ideas are virtually endless. What combination would you try?
Do you store freezer ready meals in your freezer? If so, what are your favorites? I'd love to know!