We finally got a breather this weekend and are not traveling to any fencing tournaments, so it’s time to catch up on some freezer breakfasts for my kiddo! These can be popped straight from the freezer to microwave, or you can pull one out the night before and let it thaw a little before microwaving. Either way it makes for an easier morning if your teenager is slow to get moving before school, and this is far more filling than a bowl of cereal.
COST. Recently a friend and I were discussing monthly food budgets. She is feeding two adults, two teenage boys, and one teenage girl on a very tight budget. As a result of this conversation I have started paying more attention to the cost of my meals. Here is the breakdown (none of my items were on sale, and I did not shop at a superstore):
Potatoes $ 2.99
Eggs $ 2.68
Chicken Sasuage $ 4.99
Green onions $ .69
Red bell pepper $ 1.50
Cheddar $ 1.25
So, for 12 servings, that works out to $1.17 per serving. To save some $$ on this dish, you could omit the sausage, and use 6 more eggs instead.
Country Scramble Breakfast Bowls
5 lb Red potatoes
1 lb Chicken Sausage
8 green onions, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced finely
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Dice potatoes into 1 inch cubes. No need to peel! Spread evenly on two baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste. Roast for about 25 minutes. Turn potatoes halfway through using a spatuala, and if your oven cooks unevenly like mine, swap pans on the racks.
Meanwhile, cook the sausage and red bell pepper together. Remove to a large bowl.
Scramble the eggs, and cook over medium heat. Remove eggs to the bowl with the sausage. Add the diced green onions, and mix well.
Time to assemble!
Add about 1 cup potatoes to 12 freezer containers.
Top potatoes with about 3/4 cup of egg/sausage/veggie mixture.
Sprinkle each one with a little cheddar cheese.