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Make-Ahead Breakfast Crustless Quiches and Breakfast Burritos
Our family loves so many of the recipes from Heavenly Homemakers and from Laura’s cookbook Oh, for Real. I’ve been inspired by Laura’s example to do Make Ahead Meals. What a huge timesaver! Here is what I did this morning to help tuck some breakfasts away for future use while at the same time serving breakfast for my family today.
First I cooked up a pan of diced potatoes. Next I made up a big batch (one dozen) of Breakfast Crustless Quiches: using some of the cooked diced potatoes and some meat. Turkey Sausage Crumble works especially well in this recipe. . I used an extra large muffin pan.
Next I made a big pan of Breakfast Burritos mixture but I switched out the meat option to some diced ham.
The family then helped themselves to whatever they wanted for breakfast. The rest of the Crustless Quiches I put into sandwich bags and then into a freezer bag. Instead of making the full Breakfast Burrito as shown in Laura’s directions, I put 2/3 cup of the egg-potato-ham mixture in snack bags and we will assemble the breakfast burritos later individually – this works well for us. Those snack bags then went into a larger freezer bag and into the freezer.
Both the frozen Breakfast Crustless Quiches and the bags of Breakfast Burrito mixture thaw out well in the refrigerator overnight (this just requires an ounce of pre-planning the night before!) These individual servings can then be warmed up in the toaster oven, a regular oven, or in the microwave.
Besides serving my family breakfast this morning, I now have 19 breakfast servings stowed away in the freezer for busy days ahead. And I only have to wash the bowls & pans once for this fantastic yield!
Awesome work, Karen! I haven’t made those Crustless Quiches for a while, but I’m encouraged to get that done. Such a great breakfast to pull out, warm up, and serve!