Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day Breakfast Burritos

As mentioned in my previous post, here is my recipe for breakfast burritos.  Not exactly reinventing the wheel here, just a tweak or two.

ingredients -- frozen hashbrowns, milk, flour tortillas, cream cheese, eggs, gravy mix and smoked sausage

step 1. cook hashbrowns as directed on package

dump in a big ass
pan (technical, I know) 

 Step 2 - dice smoked sausage into small bite size pieces, and brown
 (sorry - no picture of the dicing - you'll have to use your imagination)

 here is what they look like after browning (duh)

yep, you guessed it - dump in the big ass pan with the hashbrowns

next up -- eggs!  Ideally, I would have Philadelphia Cooking Creme to add to the eggs, but since the plain old unspiced boring flavor was unavailable everywhere I looked (2 stores!) I had to use regular cream cheese - which means it looks lumpy when you combine it with the eggs - don't worry - it will melt eventually.


Scramble the eggs and cheese until the eggs are set -- how bout that whisk action!!!

do I have to say it?  Ok fine - dump the eggs in the big ass pan

stir it all up till it looks like a mess.  Add a lot of salt and pepper. 
Actually now that I think about it, I think I salt and peppered the hashbrowns too. 
Doesn't really matter when, as long as you do it!

now you need to warm your tortillas in the microwave so they roll up without tearing

and you're ready to assemble the burritos.  Put a heaping spoonful of the mixture from the big ass pot on the tortilla and top it with a little bit of gravy.  Crap - I forgot to make the gravy.

Imagine this is a picture of a pan full of gravy mix and milk
Follow the directions on the package and make the gravy.
I had leftover gravy in the fridge so didn't have to make it.

No action shots of the folding of the tortilla -
just go with whatever works for you so the stuff isn't falling out all over the place, mkay? 

Now wrap that bad boy up in some foil unless you're planning to eat it immediately. 
WAIT!  If you're going to reheat them in the microwave, foil - not such a great idea. 
You heard it here -- if your microwave catches on fire, don't blame me! 

Now for all the boring stuff for those of you cooks who don't just fly by the seat of your pants like I do.  Ingredients and such.

Mother's Day Breakfast Burritos

32 oz frozen hash brown O'Briens
1 package Smoked Sausage  (more if your husband won't stay out of them)
12 eggs
4 oz Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Original Flavor
salt and pepper to taste
18 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
1 package sausage gravy mix prepared as directed on package

Of course, you can use larger tortillas, which will result in fewer burritos (see how I did that?)  I made smallish ones since there was going to be alot of other food to eat.

As a reformed gravy hater, I enjoy the gravy added in.  If you haven't come over to the dark side, no prob - just leave the gravy out!  Or if you're really crazy - dump that shit over the top of it!  Go wild!  Whatever makes you happy!

Preserving Memories

Well another Mother's Day has come and gone, and this year was an especially enjoyable one.  Thanks to Erin's bright idea, we all fixed food and took it to Mom's  house Sunday morning for brunch.  So much good food, no one left the table hungry, I promise!   One thing I fixed this year was breakfast burritos.  I've discovered a new trick to making them extra yummy.  Gravy!  Doesn't take much - just a little on top of the filling before you roll them up.  You'd be surprised at how good they are!  Planning to do a post later with the recipe, so I can post it to Pinterest. 

My only goal for Mother's Day this year was to get a 4 generation picture with my Mom, myself, Erin and Chloe.  Some of us are not as photogenic as others in my family,(I'm talking about myself here) so getting a good picture of all four of us wasn't the easiest task.  Add to that the sun shining in mom's eyes (NOT complaining about the sun - it was glorius!) and we were just hoping for one decent shot.  Thanks to our expert photographer, Rosalie, we were successful.  Carter even got in on the fun with his first photobomb. 

And the winner is.....

It's a picture I will always treasure, and a family I will always treasure as well.  Hope your Mother's Day was just as wonderful!