Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 18

Make-Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Lately, I’ve been really into make-ahead meals that I can freeze. I’m trying to get prepared for maternity leave! I think it’d be really nice to have some meals all ready to go in the freezer rather than making something or spending money on going out. With that said, I made some delicious breakfast burritos the other day that I thought I would share!

I’ve realized that everyone likes different ingredients in their breakfast burritos. That’s what I like about these guys- you really can throw in whatever your heart (and stomach) desires. I made a mixture of sausage, breakfast potatoes, egg and cheese for ours. Next time, I plan to make bacon, potato, egg and cheese. Veggies would be great in there too, like onions and peppers. Yum!

Make-Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burrito Recipe:

1 lb Spicy Jimmy Dean Sausage, browned
8 Eggs, Scrambled
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
Shredded Breakfast Potatoes, browned in the skillet
A couple dashes of Hot Sauce of your choice

Prepare each ingredient above separately and then combine in a large bowl. Heat up 4 tortillas in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften. Butter one side of the tortilla. Add your desired amount of the burrito mixture. Roll up the tortilla and wrap tightly in foil. Place in the refrigerator or freezer.
As for reheating the burritos: I found that if the burrito is refrigerated, it takes about 1 1/2-2 minutes in the microwave. If frozen, it takes closer to 3 1/2 minutes. This all depends on your microwave settings and how hot you want the burrito.
Enjoy!

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Aug 16

Fireside Five for Friday: The Hall’s Edition

Happy Friday to all! Life is getting a little crazy these last few weeks leading up to our little miss getting here. We’re trying to mark lots of things off of our to-do lists in preparation for her arrival. We know we won’t have as much “free time” when she’s here, so crunch time is on! I am taking it easy, don’t worry…so that does slow me down quite a bit. Eric just put in an electric fence for Mr. Barkley and I’ve been hard at work on my new business venture. There’s always something to do around here! However, we’ve been making a huge effort to relax when we can and to spend time with friends. We know things will change a lot, so these are some top priorities right now.

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I’m going to switch things up a little this Friday! This Five for Friday is all about our weekend with the Halls! Since we’ve been so busy, I don’t exactly have a lot of exciting things to share from our week. BUT, we did have an awesome time with our friends last weekend that I still need to share! Our friends, the Halls, came to visit from Oklahoma! Zach and Eric played soccer together in high school and Ashley also went to their high school, so they’ve known each other for a long time. I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely couple shortly after Eric and I started dating, and loved them! We have since moved away, moved back and they had their adorable daughter, Ella! Life happened for us both, but now we’re living closer and can make weekend visits a regular thing. Yay! We had a blast with them, so here’s a little recap for you all…All of Us
ONE– Just look at this adorableness!

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We spent Saturday catching up over breakfast and coffee, eating lunch at the famous Topeka Bobo’s Drive-In, grilling, and having ‘smores over the firepit. That’s my idea of a good day!

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TWO–
Fires are fun! ‘Smores make them even better! Too bad Ashley and I were the only ones who enjoyed the deliciousness. What’s up with that, boys?

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THREE–
Eric made a new friend! He and Ella have a special connection. Every time he held her, she was in a trance. She even fell asleep on his lap. It was the most precious thing to watch! He’s going to be such a great Dad 🙂

 

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FOUR– Nothin’ like two men in the kitchen. Isn’t amazing how grilling makes men excited about cooking?

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FIVE– Of course, the guys had to get out on the little pond of ours to see if they could catch anything. No such luck, but they can’t say they didn’t try! We’re getting more and more wildlife out there, which has been fun to watch. The most recent inhabitant is turtles!

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Sunday, we went to church and had brunch. We were sad to see them go, but so happy to have had such a great weekend together. It’s such a blessing to have friends like the Halls’! We’re excited to be living so much closer and can make these weekends a regular occurrence 🙂

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Aug 09

Fireside Five for Friday!

Someone please tell me where this week went. I cannot believe we’re headed into another weekend! Sometimes it’s just scary to me how fast time seems to fly around here. I’m sure you can relate. With that said, I can’t complain that the workweek goes fast and another weekend is upon us! I live for weekends, let me tell ya. We’re having friends (and their adorable little one) from Oklahoma visit this weekend and we’re super excited!

 

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ONE– One of my favorite parts of summertime is the fresh produce. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. To me, there’s nothing better than vegetables from the garden. Our friends Michelle and Thayne have two ginormous gardens this year. We, on the other hand, have zero (tear). They were super generous and sent us home with some of their loot (red potatoes, jalpenos, tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis)! I see zucchini bread in our future…photo(5)

 

TWO– Just take a look at this beauty. Eric just finished the guest bedroom headboard! Trust me, he’ll be doing a post on how this gem came together so you can make one yourself. I told him that a rustic barnwood headboard would be cool, so in prime Eric fashion, he went above and beyond! He not only made it rustic with barnwood, he equipped it with two reading lights. Hello amazing! Our guests will be sleeping in style. They look pretty awesome turned on but my phone camera just wasn’t doing it justice. photo(3)

 

THREE–  Well, last week the nursery looked like a garage sale, and this week it’s beginning to look more like the nursery I had envisioned. I really had no idea how much stuff goes into a baby’s room. It’s definitely not where I want it to be…it’s a tad on the cluttered side I’d say, but it’s getting there. And honestly, I do realize that our baby doesn’t care what her nursery looks like, and really it just needs to be functional. But as a new mommy, I want this room to be everything I have dreamed of! photo(1)

 

 FOUR– Can you say SHARK WEEK? Who doesn’t love this epic week of Discovery Channel heaven? There’s something pretty fascinating about the massive creatures that makes me want to record every show and watch them consecutively while eating junk food. Who knows what that’s about. I’m pretty sure people take off an entire week of work for this ish.

 

FIVE– I feel like my husband deserves an award for his handyman skills. He tiled this bathroom like a boss! It looks so professional, it’s unreal. And the craziest part is that it was his first time tiling with real tile, a tile saw, etc. We tiled the bathroom in the old house with peel and sticks and grout, but this was the real deal, and I was of NO help this time around. I’m really just in awe of his skill and determination. He is one of the hardest workers I know. And he does this all after a long day’s work! What a champ. Just add it to the long list of reasons I’m blessed to call him my guy 🙂

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Happy Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend 🙂

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Aug 07

Family Baby Shower!

I had my last and final baby shower the other weekend. WOW, is all I can say. From the amazing, colossal cupcakes my Aunt Ann made, to the flood of creative, thoughtful presents, I was pretty overwhelmed (in the best way possible).  This shower was for family, so I was lucky enough to have people from all sides of Eric and my family join us. It was so special to have everyone there to celebrate with. I was definitely showered that day!
Here’s a snippet of the celebration…

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Presents IMG_6939Cousin/second-cousin love! IMG_6941 IMG_6928Thanks again, Aunt Ann, for hosting my baby shower! You are definitely the hostess with the most-est! Everyone had a lovely time thanks to your hospitality 🙂 I’m feeling blessed beyond words to have such amazing women in my life to introduce to our little gal. She is so, so loved already…

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