Let me first tell you, that I am not the best cook in the world...and I am sure there are thousands of other people (probably millions) who can cook better than I, but I do what works for us.
I wanted to make healthy, cheap and easy snacks/meals for my husband, who is always on the go....especially in the morning. His normal breakfast includes Cinnamon Toast Crunch and a diet soda, so almost anything would be an improvement. :)
First, the Steak, Egg, and Cheese Burrito. Super easy. We had steaks on Monday night for dinner, and I made a couple extra. I cut them into small pieces (about the same size as I feed my 2 little ones), and popped them into the fridge. Then, this afternoon/evening I made up some scrambled eggs, added some cheese and "hot sauce", and popped them into tortillas. Couldn't be easier.
Here is the list of everything that you will need:
- Eggs (4 per steak, but eye ball it. If you like more eggs/less eggs do whatever you like.)
- Milk (just enough to make the scrambled eggs)
- 2 Steaks (cut into small pieces)
- Motz. Cheese (a handful)
- Cheddar/American Cheese (I used 2 slices of American because that is what we had on hand)
- 1-2 bell peppers (I used green and red)
- Any other veggies you have on hand.
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Hot Sauce (we used Asian Zing from BBW, about a tablespoon)
- 1 Egg (the "glue")
Prepare steak, make the scrambled eggs with salt, pepper, cheese, and hot sauce. Add steak, and you are ready to make the burritos. Which I suspect is pretty self-explanatory. :) When you are at the end of your "roll" wipe the tortilla with a little egg wash to allow it is stick. Man, I should write a cookbook with these type of explanations. ;o)
Anyway, put your burritos (it makes about 6 per steak) in the freezer to harden and then wrap individually wrap with plastic wrap. Place in a ziploc bag with the date on it, and you are good to go. When you are ready to eat, place frozen burrito in the fridge the night before and pop in the microwave long enough to heat through. You can microwave frozen, but the tortilla tends to get tough if you do this.
Next is the personal pizza's. Actually, this isn't really a recipe. But, we love it. I flatten out buttermilk biscuits and bake until golden brown. Once cooled, top with your favorite pizza toppings (we do bbq chicken pizzas most often), then slip the pizzas into individual ziploc sandwich bags and pop into the freezer. Done. SO EASY! When you are ready to eat, just place it in the microwave for 2ish minutes, until the cheese is bubbly.
I hope this makes it easier for you and your family to enjoy fast, easy meals at home.