National Better Breakfast Day

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A week ago Sunday I stopped at the little grocery store near me to grab some milk. Parked, ran inside, and when I came out my car was creamed.

(milk… cream…) No, it’s not funny but there had to be bright side to the accident didn’t there?

I’m currently still carless as parts had to be ordered before repairs could be made. So while I have access to the hubs vehicle to run to the store (or whatever) it just isn’t the same as driving your own vehicle so I’ve been making do with what’s available around the house.

(Everyone who prepares in any shape or form should try ‘making do’ and eating from your food storage only at least once a year. This helps you to determine needs you may have forgotten about and helps you learn the differences between cooking styles ‘such as using dehydrated foods instead of fresh’.

TODAY is National Better Breakfast Day. In honor of “preparedness month” and Better Breakfast Day I made homemade breakfast burritos!

ANYONE can make these! You’re only limited by ingredients.

Let your imagination be your guide. You just might discover the next great breakfast food!

I started out with eggs, leftover ham, leftover onion, frozen bell pepper, shredded cheese and tortillas.

Makings of a breakfast burrito
Makings of a breakfast burrito

First I put a dab of oil in my skillet. While that was heating, I finely chopped the onion and bell pepper and put them into the hot pan to cook. Meanwhile, I cut up some ham… and opened a few eggs into a bowl. I then whipped the eggs with a fork.

Once the onions had started to become translucent I poured the eggs and ham into the skillet together.

No one says you have to cook the ham separately! Cook and stir until the eggs are done.

cooking the innards of a breakfast burrito
cooking the innards of a breakfast burrito

While the eggs are cooking you can lay out your burrito shells for stuffing. I sometimes spread some butter on the tortilla (sometimes not) and then sprinkle some cheese down the middle. (The cheese will melt when you fill the burrito.)

bottom layer breakfast burrito
bottom layer breakfast burrito

Once the egg mixture is done to your liking simply divide the contents of the skillet between your tortilla shells.

cooked eggs/ham/onion
cooked eggs/ham/onion

making a breakfast burrito
making a breakfast burrito

Roll up just like a burrito.
breakfast burrito
breakfast burrito

You ‘could’ at this point return to the hot skillet and brown the outside. Otherwise they’re ready to eat.
bite egg burrito
bite egg burrito

You can premake these on the weekend, wrap and keep in the fridge OR freezer for later use. If frozen, you can reheat in the micro at about 90 seconds.

Any number of variations can be done with a breakfast burrito. Try eggs and bacon bits. Eggs and hash browns. Eggs and avocados… … …

Saved money. Used leftovers. Made a good breakfast.