Welcome to my home! Isn’t it a clean, peaceful place to be?!? Ha! I apologize for not blogging for the past week. You see..we moved into our house over 10 years ago and I decided that as soon as my kids were back in school (literally..like the day they left) I pulled out some paint brushes and have been going crazy every since. After going to a Parade of Homes with my sister I came home determined to get rid of some of the dark paint, dark trim and ugly faux walls we have had for the last decade.  I am having a lot of fun painting and making a big mess, but that has sure made our kitchen/cooking/blogging life less than desirable. Thanks to a few freezer meals I made in advance (knowing my kitchen would be blown up), we have survived and haven’t starved too badly 😉 So, with painting and kids back in school I have found a few recipes that are a MUST have around any crazy house…from painting or regular life 😉 I am excited to share those with you this week to hopefully simplify your life..I know they have mine. Once I finish up painting (you know..maybe by Christmas, I will share some pics with you). I am the WORST at decorating though, so I think I am going to need to enlist Ellen for some help. We’ll see how it turns out 😉

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So, the first recipe I want to share is for freezer Breakfast Burritos. There is nothing fancy about this recipe, but these burritos are morning savers around here. With five children in five different schools this year, our mornings have become a bit of a zoo. Having kids leave with full tummies however, seems to make their days (and mine) go better. I like to keep a freezer bag full of these egg burritos in my freezer at all times so they can grab one, warm it in the microwave for 2 minutes and be on their way. One trick I love is throwing cooked quinoa into your eggs. It adds a nice texture and gives the kids added protein and nutrients. They haven’t figured out yet that it’s in there. Here is a link to my other favorite egg-quinoa breakfast we love around here. You can even wrap these burritos in saran wrap so they can grab and go if you like them to take them on the go. I have to admit, we have even had these for dinner too in the last week and we loved them. Feel free to adjust the filling of your burritos with anything you wish to change up the flavors…sausage & peppers, ham and cheese, southwestern style with black beans, etc. The sky is the limit. Hope these burritos help your days go a little smoother like they do for us 😉

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Freezer Breakfast Burritos

24 eggs, scrambled in a large bowl
1 cup milk
2 tsp. butter
1 lb. ham, cubed (or ground sausage)
1 onion, chopped
4 stalks green onions, sliced
Any other vegetables you wish to add
1 cup cooked quinoa (optional)
About 1 Tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning or salt/pepper
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
24 flour tortillas
Whisk together the eggs and milk in a large bowl until whipped and a light yellow color. In a large saute pan, heat a couple teaspoons of butter and saute onions until tender and soft. Add the cubed ham and heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the scrambled egg/milk mixture to the hot pan, Let the bottom of the egg begin to set and then stir with a spatula to scrape everything off the bottom. Turn the heat down to low, place a lid on the pan and cook until the egg begins to set. Once the egg is mostly set, stir and then add the green onions, quinoa and shredded cheese. Lightly stir until combined, place the lid back on and let eggs rest and the cheese melt until ready to roll up in the burritos. Once the egg is finished, warm the flour tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften them up. Add about 1/4-1/3 cup of the egg mixture into the center of the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla as tightly as you can and place on a greased cookie sheet. Put 15-20 burritos on each cookie sheet, trying to keep them separate so they don’t touch each other. Cover the burritos with saran wrap and freeze them until they are mostly frozen (or all the way frozen), about 4-6 hours. Once the burritos are frozen, remove them from the pan and place them in a freezer, gallon ziploc bag. Keep frozen until ready to serve. When ready to serve, place one burrito on a plate and warm them up in the microwave for two minutes, rotating them half way through. Serve with salsa or ketchup.