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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Easy Ass Make & Freeze Breakfast Burritos

My close friends and family know I'm obsessed with cooking and freezing, but I've never really been into the breakfast....until now!

I'm sure I saw this on a Pinterest post in the past, but what really sealed the deal for this recipe for me was a Sunday when I made WAY TOO MANY scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, and bacon for breakfast. Too much bacon?  Indeed. I decided to get creative and throw the mix into some tortillas with some salsa and cheese.  I took them to work that week....Yum.....I was popular.

Fast forward to the past few weeks. I'm addicted to taking these babies to work and eating them in havesies mid-morning. I'm sure you can find a bazillion recipes for breakfast burritos! I encourage you to find your thing. You can go healthy, which I've done before with gluten free tortillas and chicken sausage. Throw whatever the hell you've got in there!  It'll be great!

Start with a carton of eggs...beat em up by hand or mixer. I throw some milk or half and half in there too, salt and pepper.  At least add a T or two of water if you aren't adding dairy...it helps everything mix.


I added some Tony's to my eggs this time too....cuz I like it spicy!!!

Prep your meat...this time I used some black forest ham I had leftover from Costco.  Whatever works for you....Or no meat for vegan.  Bulk it up w/ veggies!


Costco: Your ham is yum.  Thank you.

I left this picture X Large on purpose.  Have you ever seen anything prettier than butter melting in the pan?  I kinda feel like you can hear the angels singing here......"If you are afraid of butter, use cream."  Julia Child
Throw in your veggies....I'm sad to say all I had was bit of onion but...really this is supposed to be a quick fix recipe so I'm letting it go.  Ideally, a green and red peppers would be so pretty here....and some herbs!  If you're not into the butter, use nonstick love....
So....you see what happens when you cook the ham and onion in butter and then add the eggs?  The lovely brown bits mix in beautifully into the eggs.  That's flavor folks.


So I chop my scrambles up a lot for the burritos....more than usual. Take your anger out on the EGGS!
Add your lovely meat veggie mixture....whatever it may be....
So pretty!
So this time I bought weird flavored wraps, but in past weeks I've used plain flour. I can tell you that the jalapeno flavored burritos smell STRONG...so if you buy them, be prepared.
Slap on some salsa, then add your egg mix.
Add cheese if that's your jam.
Now, you just need to roll it up.  I screwed up on this one... I like to put the mix a little more to the edge.  Easier to tuck and roll.
Roll on....
Moving on to the Spinach tortilla's.....see how it's a bit more to one side?  You almost have to mash it all in together when you roll it up.
Then I cut them in half. I never eat the whole thing, so I like that they are in half. So if I take 2 full burritos to work, that really makes 4 breakfasts! However....boys will eat more...mental note :)
So pretty!
Yum!
I wrap them in foil and put them in the freezer.  So easy to grab and go.  I suggest 60 sec to 1,5 min in the micro on high.  I flip them half way.  If you add too much salsa to the recipe, the are going to get a little runny, so be conservative.  Bring salsa on the side and dip em (I'm not together enough to do this, so I have to add at the onset!). Another option is to defrost them and then fry each side in olive oil in a skillet...

I did this in less than an hour. You can too!

Enjoy!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Vintage Camper....Glamper....Miss Rozie...Before and After!

 
 
Here are the before and after pix of the interior of my 1969 Frolic.  I love how Rozie turned out!  I used the orange from the original cushions--- in great shape (amazingly) along with the original curtains---as a template for my color scheme!   
 
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Why are the "after" pics so small?  I have no idea...but I also have no time to figure it out!  (apologies)

The biggest lesson I learned from the redo:  It's all DETAIL work...and it takes forever!  If you are going to GLAMP it up, be prepared to do a crazy amount of detail work inside.  I swear my camper was all corners!   That said.....it's worth it.   I went in the other day before work to shut the windows before a storm and I had to pause...I wanted to stay there for the day.   It was really lovely.  And my family adores it.  It's all US!  I've created a comfortable space for my family to "play" in. 

FYI:  I'm still embellishing the decoupage.   I think a great alternative to replacing buckled paneling is to decoupage/camouflage it.  Why not?  Mod Podge will seal it and colorful paper will provide visual interest and hide flaws. Try it before ripping out your old buckled walls.  Let the next guy do that, and enjoy it as is.  I had to order some of the floral poppy paper all the way from England...it's been discontinued in the U.S. (of course).  But again, worth it. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Meet Miz Rozie


I've caught the vintage camper (aka glamper) bug.  While most people that know me profess I'm not the camping type (true), I am a vintage girl all the way!  I've recycled a gamut of old furniture, junk, and of course, books, so why not a camper?

Miz Rozie is named after my daddy!  Larry "Big Lar" Rozen....who's acting ridiculous here because he's just finished hauling  two vintage Frolic's to my house within 24 hours--on Memorial Day weekend in fact.  He would have preferred to go fishing.  I told him I was going to name the camper after him and then I took his picture.  See, he's super impressed!  "Two campers?" you ask.... yes,  that's a long story for another day.   I sold the first one for a profit and kept Miz Rozie because she was in better shape.   The first one paid for this one.  Yay!




Miz Rozie is a 1969 Frolic made in Elkhart, Indiana.  I think someone tried to paint her camouflage.  How rude!  And then they stuck a deer and fish sticker on her.  UGH---the nerve!


I'm lucky because she came titled and with two sets of her original keys.  She also came with paperwork, including a cookbook. 




 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
Let's go inside, shall we? 

She's got her original cushions and curtains, in good shape!  Orange, not my favorite color, but I have a plan.
 

You can see the color of the cushions better here....it's more of a ruddy orange or rust. 
Original oven and vent fan.  Keeping the laminate. 

Vintage built in fan!!!!

Original light fixtures, see the curtains?  The guy before me put in the back wall.  Keeping that, painting the rest after we seal around the windows.

Original floor.  Keeping it!


Original Dometic fridge works!  Painting it w/ chalkboard paint. 
There is an upper bunk above gaucho in the back.  Not sure you can tell.  The door with the mirror is the little bathroom.  Just a potty. 


 
I hate this light fixture (upper one).   My husband seems to think it's original but I disagree.  It's propane.    Does anyone know if it's original?  If not I want to replace it! 
Keeping laminate on table, changing the surround on it to silver edging so it looks more retro.  Everything will be painted.  I know, some of you like to keep original wood.  I must paint! Most will be cream w/ orange and turquoise accents. 



 

 
Yay!  It has the original emblems. 

 
Here's the hubby, he's so excited to work on it.  LOL.

Kids love it.  This is the first night we had her home and we plugged her in and the lights came on!  We were all super excited! 



Rudy the cat also approves

Here's the new color scheme.  Cream walls, orange and teal accents.  There will be decoupage involved.  I cannot resist. 
 
Stay tuned!