Sarah from Sarah’s Deals is back with some yummy recipes! She also shows how to make bulk breakfast meals to save time and money!
It’s back to school time and that means more to do in less time in the mornings.
We get very used to the lazy days of summer around here and sleep in very late. So, as back to school approaches next week, I’m loading my freezer with things to keep my alarm clock set as late as possible!
I started with scrambled eggs. And we like to load them up!
Scramble everything together and spray your muffin tins. We get what we get when we do these. I had 18 eggs this time which when added to everything else, came out to 21 portions.
I baked at 350 for about 20 minutes, then let them cool for about 5 minutes before flipping them out of the pans. Packaging is in freezer zipper bags. When ready to eat, we remove what we want from the bag, microwave about 30 seconds on each side and eat. I like to make mine into egg muffin sandwiches. My daughter eats them on their own.
After they cool, they go into zipper bags in the freezer. Then, when we want them, we pop them apart and microwave them. Time varies by size and thickness of the pancakes. That whole shelf you can see in the last picture is now FULL!
Fruit is one of those things that’s so much easier in the morning when it’s already ready. I keep it in a nice air tight container after prepping it. You can see more about my Bulk Fruit & Veggie Prep.
I’ll totally and openly admit that the muffins are from a box! Thanks to the sale at Meijer last week, these were easy to make. After following the package instructions, I simply put them in air tightcontainers and put them in fridge. These will get warmed in the microwave when we want them.
I have done french toast often and decided to do it again. But this time, I’m trying something new. The normal cooking process:
But to save bags, I’m waiting until the french toast is completely cooled and putting it back in the bread bag to freeze. Then, they just pop apart and go two cycles through the toaster to heat in the mornings! I did two full loaves this time.
This weekend, I plan to pick up some sausage links and/or patties and bulk cook them. They just all go in one pan to cook. When I’m done I freeze them in packages of one meal at a time. Then, when we know we will want them, I thaw them in the fridge and warm then in the microwave when we are ready to eat them.
What bulk breakfast foods do you cook?
Sarah Jehnzen is the author of Sarah’s Deals, a West Michigan based blog that’s “Helping You Live Better, For Less”. She posts regular sale matchups, coupons and freebies as well as a variety of cooking tips, household hints and other helpful ideas.