We recently discovered a wonderful breakfast food to stock up in the freezer – egg burritos. I had decided to make up a bunch of meat and bean burritos and then decided to try some egg burritos. I wasn’t sure how well the scrambled eggs in the burrito would freeze. Would they be good or would they be rubbery or watery? I’m pleased to tell you that they were wonderful. Since I didn’t want to store them in aluminum foil, we wrapped them singly in plastic wrap and then froze them. After they were frozen, we grouped the burritos in gallon Ziploc bags and put them back into the freezer.
Frozen Egg Burritos
Sausage, fried (or whatever meat you want)
Assemble the burritos, putting on whatever condiments you desire. Some other goodies would be olives, avocado slices, pickled banana pepper slices, ketchup, etc. Close the burritos with a toothpick and wrap in plastic to freeze. To warm, take the plastic off the burritos, place them in a covered pan and heat in a 350 degree oven till they’re hot. If you’ll be eating them on the run, you can wrap them in foil and heat them. I also like to thaw them overnight so they don’t take as long to bake. Delicious!
If you know of something to wrap the burritos in other than foil to heat them to go, I’d love to hear from you. I like to use as little foil as possible because of aluminum’s implication in Alzheimer’s.
UPDATE: I received several replies suggesting I use parchment paper. Thank you!
Fried Turkey Cutlets
This is by far Myron’s favorite way to eat turkey. It’s delicious, moist, tender, and so quick and easy. It is sure to get compliments from your guests.Cut turkey breast meat into 1/4 inch slices across the meat fibers. Dip in flour and sprinkle both sides of cutlets with salt. Fry in oil or butter just until no longer pink. Do not over fry it or it will get more dried out and tough.
Fajita Chicken and Vegetables on Rice
1 1/2 – 2 lbs. chicken breast
1 large onion, sliced
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 lb whole green beans (can be frozen)
Oil for frying
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. vinegar
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
Cut chicken breast into into strips or bite size pieces. Stir the fajita sauce ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Stir to coat. Let set 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Fry the chicken pieces in a small amount of oil. Spoon into a large oven proof bowl. Set in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Stir fry the carrots and onions in a little oil till crisp tender. Add to chicken. Stir fry the green beans in the remaining fajita sauce until crisp tender. Add to the chicken and veggies. Mix everything together. Serve over rice. (Note: You can also use leftover roasted chicken that you have taken off the bones.)
Have a blessed Christmas and Holiday Season!
Myron and Cathy Horst and Family
3 cups bread cubes
3 cups cheddar cheese
3 cups meat of your choice
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
1 Tbsp mustard
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
Layer bread cubes, meat and cheese in a 9 X 13 pan in that order. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the top of the bread, cheese and meat. Refrigerate overnight. (Or bake immediately.) Bake at 300 degrees for one hour.
Cheesy Eggs on Toast
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup cheese
2 Tbsp. mayonaise
1 Tbsp. onion, minced
4 pieces toast, buttered
Mix cheese, mayonaise and onion. Melt butter in skillet. Add the eggs. Fry on one side. Flip eggs and top with cheese mixture. Cover skillet with lid. Cook eggs to desired doneness. Serve eggs on buttered toast.
In our family we eat lots of eggs for breakfast. Broth poached eggs are a favorite of ours.
Broth Poached Eggs
Pour chicken or beef broth into a kettle or skillet to a one inch depth. Bring to a boil. Crack each egg gently into the broth. Simmer till they are the done to your preference.
Broth poached eggs have rich flavor.
After selling fresh chickens in May, all the chickens that were left were on the smaller size. So we cut them into split halves. We sell them as grilling halves for $5.29/lb. We think they are fabulous grilled with the following recipe.
2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
1 stick butter
8 tsp. salt
4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Bring to a boil. Marinate the chicken in this sauce for one hour before grilling. Brown both sides of the chicken well on the grill. I recommend grilling each side twice. Put into a hot crockpot on high for two to three hours, until the meat is very soft. You can also bake the chicken in the oven in a tightly closed casserole dish at 300 degrees for one to two hours instead of in the crockpot.
Have a wonderful Spring!
Myron and Cathy Horst and Family
Gather the ingredients for your omelet. You will need a large or jumbo egg, butter, salt and whatever else you desire such as cheese, chopped onion, and cut up precooked chicken. Left over meats and veggies from other meals are great for omelets. It will give your omelets lots of variety. Do not use any pork, unless if you want to feel grumpy for the next five or six days.
Beat the egg with a fork.
Put a teaspoon or two of butter into a small skillet. Pour your egg into the skillet.
Add chopped onions, leftover pieces of chicken breast, cheese, etc.
When the omelet is cooked enough to flip, carefully flip with a spatula to brown the underside a bit.
Butter two pieces of bread. When the omelet is cooked through, remove it from the skillet and place the bread in the skillet butter side down. Grill it until it’s brown. Make into a sandwich, adding tomato slices and mayonnaise. For an eat-as-you-drive breakfast, slide the sandwich into a sandwich bag to contain the crumbs and any drips. Enjoy your gourmet quick and easy breakfast!
Earlier this year, two leading nutritionists gave reports to the International Egg Commission in which they explained that eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein with high amino acid content. They said that per 100 grams, the nutrients in eggs are comparable to meat. One of the nutritionists, Professor Windisch, stressed the importance of eating the correct combination of amino acids and stressed that eggs provide these in a highly suitable quantity. He said that eggs are a excellent source of calcium, sodium, iodine, selenium and vitamins A, D, and E, making it a "mineral cocktail". He further explained that because eggs are the source of life for chickens, they naturally contain the nutrients that we need for healthy bodies.
The other nutritionist, Dr. Layman, said that during the past 30-40 years, people have been told to avoid cholesterol and animal fats in their diets. He believes that this advice has led to people eating a high ratio of carbohydrates which has been a contributing factor in an increase in obesity, diabetes, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, and heart disease. He said one of the problems we’re battling is the protein myth that adults eat more protein than they need. Dr. Layman also stressed that the protein that people are eating is not evenly distributed throughout the day. 65% of the protein is consumed after 6:30 in the evening. Most Americans eat less than 12 grams of protein in their breakfast. It is important to have adequate protein for breakfast for the brain and muscles to function properly throughout the day. Eggs are an excellent breakfast food to provide morning protein and other nutrients that are important for life.
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