Sunday, February 5, 2017
I've Been Cooking - Breakfast Bowls
1/2 lb. ground country sausage (Karns 1.00)
1/3 lb. 3/8" slice ham (Karns - on sale - 1.50
1 pkgs. real bacon bits (Aldi 1.29)
1/2 pkg. O'Brien hash browns (1.25)
1/2 pkg. frozen chopped onions (1.18)
10 eggs (.99 doz. at Aldi)
1 cup (or less) shredded Colby Jack Cheese (1.15)
As I prepped each ingredient, I divided it into 6 different freezer containers.
First I sauteed the hash browns and the onions in a little canola oil, letting them brown up a bit. Didn't take long.
I sliced the ham into small pieces and sprinkled them atop the potatoes. Then the bacon bits (I actually didn't use the whole package).
I crumble-fried the sausage (I like them in pretty small chunks, so I kept breaking them apart), drained the mixture well, and divied it up into each container.
Using a little butter, I broke the 10 eggs directly into the frying pan. I then broke all the yolks and scrambled them up. It saves me a bowl, and I like little flecks of egg white in my eggs, although this way they got scrambled pretty well. I like my eggs really well done, but I stopped cooking them a bit before I usually do, since they'll cook a little more when they're microwaved and I don't want them too dry. That gets dumped into each of the containers.
A light dusting of the cheese, and they're ready to go. I don't add salt & pepper, I do that after I microwave them at breakfast-time.
Once they're cool, I cover (trying to get out as much air as possible) and freeze. I usually only freee four, because I'll be eating at least two in the following couple of days.
I microwave for about 4 minutes. Everyone's microwave is different, so you'll have to double check the first few ones you cook.
I love 'em. And they cost only $1.40 each!