Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Freezer Breakfast

So, to continue in my freezer cooking spree, I decided to make some on the go type breakfasts. Especially for those morning when K-lou takes 10 minutes to get out of bed, and another 10 to get dressed. Then The MZ can't find his shoes...those are great mornings. Since we don't buy cereal, we usually have smoothies or oatmeal, but last week some friends of ours showed up at our door with 2 dozen eggs they had gotten from someone who raises chickens. Yay! So I decided to do a couple of egg dish dinners for my OAMC plan. One of the meals was a quiche, the other is breakfast sandwiches. This I just kind of made up, so here's my "recipe":

Breakfast Sandwiches (makes 6)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, diced (you could also sub ham or sausage)
  • 1 cup diced onion (approx. half and onion)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I wasn't to picky on that, I just grabbed a big handful)
  • 12 slices of bread or 6 biscuits
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 X 13 baking dish
  2. Beat eggs and milk together in a large bowl
  3. Mix in bacon, onion and cheese
  4. Pour into greased baking dish and cook until solid and slightly browned on the edges (approx. 30 min., you want to leave the eggs slightly undercooked since they will cook up a bit more when reheated)
  5. Let cool, cut into 6 equal sized pieces and place each piece between 2 slices of bread (or one biscuit), wrap with plastic wrap and put them all into a labeled gallon sized freezer bag.
  6. To reheat: Take out of the freezer the night before and place in the fridge to thaw. Reheat in microwave or oven. I haven't actually done this part yet, so I'm not sure how long =)
I made two batches of these for a total of 12, which should give us 1 dinner and 2-3 breakfasts (depending on if K-lou is home). I would have been all fancy like and taken pictures, but I didn't. Sorry. Maybe I'll snap a few when we have them for breakfast ;)

Today I did some more breakfast cooking and made these Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Scones.

They are really good! I would definitely recommend them. I mostly followed the recipe, I just changed the flour and milk to use what I had on hand. Oh, and I tossed in some chopped onion too. Everything needs onion. A little tip though, since your oven is going to be on 450, make sure there are no stray chunks of food in it. My smoke detector got a workout this morning. So, now I have several tasty breakfasts in the fridge ready to go. I also plan on making some waffles to freeze, but I think I'll wait until Saturday to do that so we have have some for breakfast too =)

Other freezer breakfast ideas:
Breakfast Burritos
French Toast Sticks


Anonymous said...

Yea! I am totally going to try these! I am always drawing a blank on breakfast food ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

yum! i am going to try these!! my family will never give up cereal - just not happening here but I love to make hot breakfast on the weekends!!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Thanks! Yum . . .bacon!

J. Stuppy said...

Sounds alot better than my protein drink and 1 cup of brown rice......