Sausage Pepper Breakfast Burrito

sausage pepper breakfast burritoThere are certain foods we like but even in the smallest size it is impossible to eat them before they go bad.  Here are some freezing tips, courtesy of my husband, Art, as well as a tasty recipe for breakfast burritos, courtesy of moi.

One food we love is breakfast sausage.  I can’t remember the last time we had breakfast for dinner, Boo is a vegetarian and Bud has reflux, so Art and I usually only eat sausage individually, on the occasional breakfast burrito.  Art came up with the idea of precooking the sausage and then freezing the crumbles.

First, cook sausage over medium heat, breaking it up with a spoon, until cooked through.

Next, is Art’s tip for draining the sausage.  Push all the sausage to one side of the pan, then tilt the pan so the empty side is down.  Soak up all the excess grease with paper towels (I personally think this is a little wasteful, but he says he only used two paper towels.)

draining sausage

Allow sausage crumbles to cool, then put in a freezer-safe container and freeze.

Another food item I love is baby bell peppers.  Bud and I are the only members of the family who like them, so I learned to freeze them.  I buy them at Costco in the fresh produce section.  For one day, we eat raw baby peppers with hummus or ranch dressing.  Then we just pop the whole bag in the freezer.  Whenever I need peppers, I can just thaw them quickly under water and slice them up for whatever I need (if you only like your peppers raw, I don’t recommend freezing them because it changes the texture, but for cooking purposes, this works just fine.)

And now on to the breakfast burritos!!

Ingredients (for one breakfast burrito):

1/4 cup pre-cooked frozen sausage

1 egg, beaten

2 or 3 baby bell peppers, chopped

1/8 cup shredded cheese

1 flour tortilla

Directions:

Combine eggs, sausage and peppers over medium heat.  Stir constantly until almost done but still slightly wet, then stir in cheese and cook for about a minute more. Heat a flour tortilla in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, spoon in filling and roll. Top with your favorite condiments.

breakfast burrito recipeEnjoy!!

 

Blocked

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I woke up Sunday morning completely blocked.  Nose so stuffed that my lips were coated from  mouth breathing all night – you know what I mean.  A Sudafed and some vertical positioning and i was feeling considerably better.  But that sinus blockage was a physical metaphor of my life right now:

  • I haven’t worked on my book in two weeks – Writer’s Block
  • I haven’t lost any weight since March (haven’t gained any either, but still…) – Plateau (or Weight Watchers Block)
  • I have way cut back on my exercise – down to just squats and walking (Runner’s Block? – see Weight Watchers Block above)
  • We still haven’t found anyone who will rent to us (Renter’s Block? – we are looking at a house this morning which is supposed to be a sure thing –  hopefully…)
  • Five and a half months since the buyers made their initial offer and our house still hasn’t closed (Escrow Block – although at least that means we have a place to live for a couple more weeks)

I wallowed in my blockage for the better part of the morning before deciding to take action.  I don’t have any control over the last two items on the list, but here’s what I’m doing to unblock myself from the other three:

  • Finally looked at the interviews for my next chapter and decided I need to solicit more interviews to have a full chapter.
  • Going to increase the number of strength training exercises for now and slowly increase my walking as my asthma allows.
  • Planning to up my freggie intake so I can still have food in the quantity I like, but with lower calories, higher fiber, etc.

Making plans and moving forward (if only a little) made me feel much better and the day ended on a positive note.  I even found a topic for this blog post!!

Are you blocked?  What can you do about it?