Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Savings for Sisters #191 - Back to School Breakfast Burritos

Some of you may remember that awhile ago I featured my easy-to-make Frozen Breakfast Burritos in Savings for Sisters.  So many people mentioned that they had  made and enjoyed them, so I decided to post it again this Fall for back to school.  Along with traditional ingredients such as sausage, eggs, and cheese, you can include additional healthy items such as spinach or black beans.  The recipe can be easily tailored to the tastes of your family.  

When I first tried these, I experimented with making a few burritos to see how well they rewarmed after being frozen.  I used eggs, sausage, potatoes, green chilies, cheese, and salsa for my filling, but you could use most anything--diced bell peppers and onions, ham, bacon--whatever your little (and big) people enjoy.  I made mine quite large so we could have them for dinner, but you could make them much smaller for your elementary aged kids' breakfasts.  You can make a whole bunch at a time, and they'll take only two or three minutes to heat in the microwave straight from the freezer.  I thought they turned out great--much more tasty and healthy than a similar commercially prepared item would be.  See my easy instructions below.

Storage Item of the Week
Maceys and Lee's Case Lot Sales begin this Week It's that time of year again.  The Case Lot Sales at these two stores feature many great deals on canned items, such as  $.68/can for Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soups.  This is a good time to get your year's supply of basic foods like this for your storage, saving you not only lots of money when yous stock up, but needless trips to the store when coming up with what to make for dinner.  Check out the full ads for Lee's and Maceys for prices on many other staples, such as Tomato Sauce for $.20 and Powdered and Brown Sugar for $.98.
Here are some of the best grocery deals for the week of Sept 5, 2016.  My favorites are highlighted in Green.

Cross Rib Roast - $2.99/lb
Shursaving Gallon Milk - $2.00
2 Liter 7-up and A&W Products - $.75 (when you buy 4)
Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes - $.79
Lynn Wilson's Frozen Burritos - $.50
Sparetime Boneless Chicken Breasts in a 20 lb Case - $1.69/lb
Betty Crocker Muffin and Cookie Mixes - $.99 (when you buy 10 participating items)
YoPlait 8 pk GoGurt - $1.49
WF 96 oz Apple Juice - $1.68
Yoplait Yogurt - $.39
Spam - $2.59
American Beauty Pasta - $.89
Tyson Flat Iron Steaks - $6.99/lb (use for making Carne Asada - See recipe HERE)
Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup - $.68
WF Chunk Light Tuna - $.50
WF Canned Vegetables - $.50
Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup - $.58
WF Powdered or Brown Sugar - $.98
WF Evaporated Milk - $.79
WF 25 lb Flour - $7.99
WF 25 lb Sugar - $8.98
Pace 16 oz Salsa - $1.48
WF Frozen Petite Peas - $.79
WF Seasoning Packets - 3/$1.00
WF 5 lb bag Jasmine Rice - $4.99
WF 20 lb bag Long Grain Rice - $9.99
WF 5 oz canned Mushrooms - $.59
WF 6 oz Tomato Paste - $.50  
 . . . and many other good buys for the Case Lot Sale.  See the ad for additional items.     
Bone-In Pork Loin Chops - $1.49/lb
Shursaving Gallon Milk - $1.67
1 lb Strawberries - $1.88
6 oz Blueberries or Blackberries - $1.88
50 lb Baking Potatoes - $14.99
Lee's 2 lb Block Cheese - $3.99 (limit 4)
Hidden Valley 2 pack 32 oz Ranch Dressing - $6.99
25 lb bag Medium Yellow Onions - $3.99

Mix and Match Mania - Save $5.00 when you buy 10 - Prices reflect the savings

General Mills Cereals - $1.99
Progresso canned Soups - $.99
WF Ice Cream - $2.49
WF 12 oz Whipped Topping
Bugles - $.99
Old El Paso 10 oz Enchilada Sauce - $1.39
Old El Paso Taco Shells - $.99
WF Frozen Ravioli - $2.49
Pillsbury Pie Crusts - $2.19

Note:  Case Lot Sale Items appear to be pretty much the same as Maceys, so it just depends on which store you would rather shop at.

Broccoli Crowns - $.88/lb
Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak or London Broil - $3.49/lb
Boneless Pork Loin Roast - $1.59/lb  (See great Fall Slow Cooker Recipe HERE)

Mix and Match for only $.99 when you buy the following items in Multiples of 3.  Limit 15 participating items:

Kroger 6-8 oz Bar or Shredded Cheese - $.99
Smith's half-gallon Milk or Chocolate Milk - $.99
Smith's 18 ct Large Eggs - $.99
4 lb Bag Sugar - $.99 

Note:  Smith's is on the final week of their Case Lot Sale.  See ad for individual prices, remembering that Smith's requires purchase of the whole case to get the advertised price.

Back to School Breakfast Burritos
Here are the ingredients I used:  Cooked, shredded potatoes, eggs, cheddar cheese, green chilies, sausage, tortillas, and salsa.
-First, brown a pound of sausage.  I like to use either Tennessee Pride or Jimmy Dean 1 lb rolls, as they are quite lean and good quality.  Make sure it gets good and done, and spoon off fat.  To get even more of the fat off, blot with paper towels.
-Remove sausage from skillet and add a bit of butter to the pan.  Add shredded cooked potatoes (either boiled with skins on then peeled or baked in foil and peeled and cooled--I used leftover boiled garden potatoes) and brown them a bit, seasoning with salt and pepper.  As an alternative, cooked frozen hash browns or Tater Tots can be used, but make sure to get them completely done before adding them to the burritos.
-Remove potatoes from skillet, wipe it out, and spray with cooking spray.  Add about 10 whole eggs and season with salt and pepper.
Scramble them right in the pan, so that you still see both the whites and yolks.
When they are almost done, add a can of green chilies if desired. 

-Lay out all the ingredients and start layering them into the tortillas as shown below:
-Tuck the ends of the tortilla in and fold over.  I'm not very good at this, so do it your own way.
Freeze in a zip-lock bag.
To reheat, remove one from freezer and place on a plate in the microwave with another plate or bowl on top to cover.  I made large burritos, and they took 4 minutes at level 7 power on my microwave.  
Top with additional salsa and/or guacamole if desired, or just enjoy as they are.

See you next week!