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Frozen Breakfast Burritos

I have a strong addiction to breakfast burritos. I eat one almost every day, especially when I am at work. When you are buying them off of the shelf, the expense can really add up. The ones that I have been eating range in price from $1.99 to $2.49. Before I know it, I have spent a lot of money on burritos. Now I can happily say that those days are behind me. How did I kick the habit, you ask? I didn’t. I did start making my own burritos, however. Most of us don’t have time to make a burrito every morning, so I started making batches of burritos and throwing them in the freezer. This way, I can grab one of my way out the door and I am set. It is such a money saver! You will need the following ingredients:

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Peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, meat, tortillas, cheese and frozen tater tots.

Start by scrambling eggs. Set them aside once they are cooked and then sauté the vegetables and sausage together. It is very important that you let the cook food completely cool before assembling your burritos. If you don’t, the food will sweat once it starts to freeze. That ice it ends up making you leave you with super soggy burritos. Nobody wants that. Yuck! Once everything has cooled, assemble like you would any other burrito.Frozen Breakfast Burritos - cheerfuldreamer.com

After it is all put together, roll it up!

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Bam! After that, I wrap mine in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil.

Frozen Breakfast Burritos - cheerfuldreamer.com

It is also a good idea to write what type of burrito you have on the top if you are making multiple kinds. These I made have smoked sausage. I made a batch last week with chorizo. They were amazingly tasty! There are so many options with these. You can truly customize them to fit your tastes. It is also nice to know exactly what is going into your food. After all was said and done, this cost less than $1.00 per burrito. Those are some significant savings!

Cheese Tortellini Cheesy Mac

You know what I love? Mac-n-cheese. It is my ultimate comfort food. It is also delicious and easy to make a homemade version. I had an epiphany earlier this week while contemplating what to make for dinner. I had a bag of cheese tortellini, but I wanted to do something other than covering it in marinara sauce. Why not make Mac-n-cheese with it? And how had I never thought of this before?!? This was amazingly easy to make.

 

I used this tortellini:

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Boil it for 15 minutes. Drain and set it aside.

Add to a pan 2.5tbs butter and 2 cups milk. I also added a dash of both garlic powder and onion powder. Bring to a low boil. Dissolve 1tbs cornstarch into 1tbs cold water. Stir it into milk mixture and whisk until it gets a bit ticker. Add to that 4oz cream cheese and 2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar jack). Once that is melted, stir in your tortellini and you are done!

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It is creamy and packed with flavor. As you can see, I topped mine with bacon. That makes everything better, right? This is definitely my new favorite side dish. It will have to make its debut to family at some point during the holidays. Happy eating!