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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.

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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!

3 Ingredient Apple Cobbler

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You heard me right folks. This delicious festival of flavors has 3 easy ingredients. Even a novice could breeze through this treat with no problems. I went to the grocery store with the intention of getting supplies to make something else, then I noticed the apple pie filling that was on clearance. This dessert was destined to be. In addition to the two cans of filling, you also need a box of yellow cake mix and half a stick of butter.

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It really was as easy as dump and bake. First, pour the two cans of pie filling into a buttered dish. Once they are spread evenly, pour the dry cake mix on top.

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Spread that out evenly as well and then thinly slice your half stick of butter. Want to make your life easier? Stick the butter in the freezer for a few minutes before you use it. That makes is much easier to slice! Place the butter tabs on top.

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Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes to achieve a really nice crust on top.

3 Ingredient Apple Cobbler - cheerfuldreamer.com

Typically, I just serve this in bowls if it is just us. If you are serving people or just want to feel fancy, you can always get creative and serve it in a glass instead.

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My hubby and I both gobbled this up. The best part? It cost less than $5 to make. Win win. 🙂