We’re all looking for ways to save money and time. If we can make healthy choices and do that as well, all the better!
One way that I save on both time and money is to make my own convenience foods. There are many ways to do this. Today, I will focus on do-it-yourself breakfast foods. Of course, if your family is like mine, those breakfast foods are also well received for supper.
Making foods ahead is not a new idea. But, it is one that can significantly aid a homemaker in putting quality foods on the table in a short time, especially when a morning is hectic and rushed.
Breakfast Convenience Foods: Prep Ahead Meals:
Pancakes and waffles lend themselves well to a DIY’er. My family prefers homemade buttermilk pancakes and waffles, but you can use your favorite recipe for this. A simple way to add to your freezer stock is this: make large batches of both items, flash-freezing them individually, and then storing the waffles and pancakes in labeled Ziploc bags. Or, on a day when you are making pancakes or waffles, simply double or triple your usual recipe and freeze the extras.
Breakfast sandwiches certainly are easy to eat and are excellent for a breakfast on-the-go. But, those drive-thru varieties can get expensive, and my girls don’t care for the “rubber” egg taste. Instead, I use a modified version of Crystal’s Family Homestead recipe. My differences are that I don’t add meat, as I have two vegetarian daughters. I use a biscuit cutter to cut my eggs (and give the scraps to our eagerly awaiting dogs). Then I toast the English muffins under the broiler to save time. Finally, I wrap the sandwiches in non-stick foil, so they can be put into the toaster oven for heating.
Burritos are another favorite breakfast freezer item in our family. These can be tailored to each individual’s tastes — adding eggs, meats, potatoes, and cheese. These freeze well and are easy to eat on-the-go. I also like to pack these in my husband’s lunch. He starts his work day early and doesn’t normally eat breakfast before leaving. He can heat one up on his first break as his lunch.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make your own convenience foods for breakfast. Use that freezer. Even if you have a small freezer, with foods flash-frozen, then stacked, you can store a lot of prepared foods and save not only time, but money!
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