Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos and a Giveaway!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a giveaway on here. When I got an email from Jane Doiron asking if I’d like to giveaway a copy of her new cookbook, I thought it sounded like a great idea. Her book is called Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms and is available on Amazon. I have to admit, I’m not a mom but I’ll definitely be getting some great usage out of this book (Jane sent me a copy on top of the one I’m giving away).


Since Hubby and I both work full time jobs, any way that I can save time on feeding us will definitely help out. We often get home from a long day at work and neither of us want to cook. While the cookbook doesn’t have any photos, it does have a lot of recipes that look like they’ll come together quickly and really help anyone who’s busy and who wants to put homemade meals on the table every night.


I wanted to try a recipe in the cookbook prior to posting this giveaway. I decided to go with the breakfast burritos. They were very easy to assemble and tasted awesome. The other great thing is that you could customize this recipe to suite your preferences or what you have in the house. I used some chicken sausage because that’s what I had on hand. I had enough filling for 7 burritos. Hubby and I are enjoying these burritos for breakfast. It’s a nice change of pace from the standard banana.


Some rules:
– The prize will only be shipped to US mailing addresses.
– Enter by midnight (EST) Friday, April 9
– One lucky winner will be chosen at random

To enter, leave a comment answering:
– What is your favorite make ahead meal? Or what kinds of meals would you like to learn how to make ahead of time?

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Yield: 6

Ingredients:

1 lb lean breakfast turkey or chicken sausages
1 Tbsp butter
12 eggs
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
6 flour tortillas

Directions:

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove the casings from the sausages and place in skillet. Brown the meat using a spatula. When fully cooked, remove sausage to a bowl and set aside.

Remove grease from pan with paper towel and return to heat. Melt the butter in the pan. Scramble the eggs in a bowl and pout into skillet. Stir frequently to cook.

Remove skillet from heat and add sausage and cheese. Stir until well combined.

Place 1 cup of the egg filling on each tortilla and roll up like a burrito. Places each burrito seam side down on a cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to cook. Once cooled, wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 1 month.

To reheat, remove burrito from its packaging. Wrap loosely in a paper towel and microwave on high until heated through, 1-3 minutes.

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9 Responses to “Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto”

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    Joelen — September 3, 2009 at 4:24 am

    This combines 2 of my husband’s loves – shrimp and cilantro! Love the ice cube trick too!

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    Ingrid — September 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Yum, I love shrimp! Hadn’t thought to flavor it with pesto. Warm crusty bread would be yummy with it!
    ~ingrid

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    stephchows — September 3, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    OH WOW so simple and so beautiful! I need to make myself some pesto cubes for moments like these 🙂

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    Kerstin — September 3, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    What a delicious and easy dinner! I’m lucky if I’m home by 8:30, so I completely understand needing quick recipes! I’ll have to try the frozen pesto trick.

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    bec — September 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    i just made my first batch of ice cube pesto from our basil forest. neil panics every time i make pesto. he needs verification that i have not used up too much basil. if i use 10% of what is in the garden, then we are in the safety zone. let it grow back, use another 10%. at the end of the season, we will have 9000 cubes of pesto in the freezer and neil will be happy. totally jealous of your new stove, btw. i want a griddle!

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    Kat — September 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I love the frozen pesto concept! I have a lot of basil, but there are only two of us in my house and we can only eat so much. I will have to try this. The shrimp looks great.

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    Justin — September 11, 2009 at 12:23 am

    this looks great, and it really can’t get much easier

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    Jori Hodgson — January 27, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Hi there! Love this idea. Great job!

    I was wondering where I can find pesto? Also, do you have any ideas for sides that would be good with this? I’m not familiar with pesto’s flavor and I want to surprise my husband with something 🙂 Thanks!

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    Jen — January 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Jori – I make my own pesto using this recipe.

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