So you know we are eating from our pantry all month long. One of our goals was not to eat out for any meals (with the exception of when we go to visit family in Savannah in a few weeks).
My husband stops nearly everyday on this way home from work to grab something through a fast food restaurant or gas station. He spends anywhere from $3 to $7 a day. That can add up rather quickly, $90 - $210 a month! To help reach our goal, I had been planning to make some Breakfast Burritos. First you have to remember my husband is the "picky one" in our family. I think these would be so good with a little salsa or chopped bell peppers tucked inside, but that is completely out of the question for him! With that said, I concocted these from our pantry:
3 pounds breakfast sausage (3 rolls) $1.44 each
2 dozen eggs $1.28 per dozen
60 flour tortillas $1.70 per 10
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese $1.17 each pkg (used 2)
= $19.42 or about $.32 each burrito
Brown the sausage, drain fat, and set aside. Make scrambled eggs. Mix the sausage and eggs together in a large bowl. Set up an assembly line: put about 1/4 cup eggs and sausage on one edge of flour tortilla, sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese and roll up, folding in the sides to create a burrito.
My daughter and her friend were "helping" assemble the burritos, aren't they so cute?
Wrap each burrito in waxed paper and set aside. Continue to wrap and roll the burritos until you have all 60 completed.
Since I figured on my husband eating 2 each day for breakfast, we put 15 burritos into 4 separate one-gallon freezer food storage baggies. Now when he's ready for work, he can grab two and nuke them in the microwave and save us a ton of money! Did you know the breakfast burritos at a popular fast food restaurant run about $2.39? We saved about $2.00 just by making our own!
Enjoy and hope you are having fun eating from your pantry!
This post has been linked to:
- Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace