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Mornings are crazy at my house. I’m usually up at the crack of dawn trying to get five people ready for the day: breakfast made, lunches packed, etc. I feel like I make things unnecessarily complicated for myself and have set out to simplify my life and better organize everything.

Where better to start re-organizing my life than morning routines? I perused the magical land of Pinterest and YouTube to find some suggestions and ideas. Make ahead breakfast and lunch? Why didn’t I think of this sooner?!

I started with something simple that I had all of the ingredients for. Kid-friendly breakfast burritos. I cooked up a pound of breakfast sausage with thyme, whipped together some scrambled eggs, and broke out the cheddar cheese and flour tortillas. Simple enough. After assembling the burrito, I wrapped each one individually in plastic wrap and placed in a plastic container to slide into my freezer. Each kid can grab one or two burritos, wrap them in a paper towel, and microwave for about a minute.


Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


Instructions

Whisk together your eggs and milk. Heat up a large non-stick frying pan to med-low heat. (You can melt an optional 2 Tb of butter to give the eggs a richer taste.) Pour the egg mixture into the pan, stirring slowly and evenly. Don’t stop. Once your eggs look “almost” done, turn off the heat and remove the pan. Set aside. (They’ll cook the rest of the way on their own without over-cooking.)

Crumble sausage into pan and add thyme, stirring and breaking up until browned. Set aside.

Set out several tortillas on a cutting board. Add a heaping spoonful of eggs, then sausage, then a pinch of cheese. Fold the left and right sides in, then roll up the tortilla. Do the exact same as you wrap your finished burrito in plastic wrap, being careful to close up your burrito to prevent the contents from spilling out.

The container I used was a 6-qt storage container from Walmart. They’re cheap and you can usually buy a set. (Individually, they’re $0.97.) I use these to organize different food groups in my fridge: washed fruit for snacking or lunches, yogurt cups, pre-made sandwiches, boiled eggs, etc.

Stay posted for more make-ahead ideas!


 

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