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Breakfast Burritos

Toronto has amazing food, and obviously I want to eat everything under the sun because it's all new and it's all delicious.  But I have to remind myself I am on a budget and it's important to cook at home and save some $$.  I have found that breakfast burritos have been the biggest bang for my buck, and the most delicious.  My sister inspired me to start prepping breakfast burritos because when she goes snowboarding she always buys a frozen burrito and carries it with her in her jacket.  That way when she falls on it there are no corners of tupperware piercing her ribs.  

However she has always been disappointed with the quality of the frozen burritos, they always seem to be more tortilla than filling.  I knew that I could make a better frozen burrito, so I decided to try.  Turns out if you load it up with eggs and meat instead of beans and air, it's way more satisfying.  Maybe I should turn this into a business and start selling them at the base of ski resorts.  They are easy to assemble, and then you have an easy meal for the whole week!

Ingredients:

  • 6 tortillas
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 lb slab bacon (or sausage)
  • 10 cups spinach
  • 2 tbsps milk

Directions:

  1. Chop up your bacon or sausage into small pieces and throw into a large pan
  2. Cook until the bacon is starting to get crispy or the sausage has browned
  3. Depending on how fatty your meat is you may need to drain some of the fat from the pan
  4. Throw in the spinach a few handfuls at a time until the spinach is cooked
  5. While the spinach is cooking down, whisk all your eggs together with 2 tbsps of milk (or water if you don't like milk in your eggs)
  6. Add the eggs to your spinach and meat and stir until eggs are cooked to your preference (if you are like my dad you want them runnnny)
  7. Microwave your tortillas so they are soft enough to roll
  8. Spoon out your eggs into your six tortillas
  9. Channeling your best Chipotle employee, snuggly wrap up your breakfast burrito to prevent any leakage
  10. At this point I wrap up 5 of the burritos in plastic wrap and freeze at least 3
  11. With the 6th I put it back into the pan rotating it every couple of minutes to brown each side of the burrito
  12. Remove from pan, grab your favorite salsa or hot sauce and enjoy!
  13. When you want to eat the rest of them, either just microwave them for a few minutes.  Or if you are like me and enjoy the crispy tortilla, microwave for 45 seconds, and then put onto a frying pan with a dab of oil or butter and rotate until the sides are all brown.
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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 lb of ground meat (I did 1/2 beef, and 1/2 hot italian sausage)
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into small pieces
  • 1 oz of fresh basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes(or less if you don’t like spice)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 16 oz can of tomato sauce (I did fire roasted tomatoes, depends on your preferred sauce thickness)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut squash in half, remove seeds and place face down on a cookie sheet in the oven
  3. Cook until the outsides are soft to the touch and the squash is stringy like spaghetti
  4. While the squash is cooking… Put bacon into your large pan
  5. After bacon is cooked, remove from pan, either eat the bacon or add it to your sauce later
  6. Add onions and garlic to bacon grease
  7. Cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant
  8. Remove from the pan
  9. Add meat and cook until brown
  10. Return the onions and garlic to the meat and add in the peppers
  11. Add oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt
  12. Add about 2/3-3/4 of the can of tomato paste and the whole can of tomato sauce
  13. Stir until thorough mixed
  14. Add basil leaves, either minced or in large chunks, depending on your preference
  15. Stir again, lower the heat and cover
  16. Remove your squash from the oven
  17. Scrape out the noodles with a fork, pour sauce over, and Enjoy!
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