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DIY Breakfast Freezer Sandwiches
At my house, mornings are hectic! I have three children to get dressed, fed, and to school. I also help my husband get out the door in the mornings. Needless to say most mornings I feel quite overwhelmed.
The other day it hit me, why not try and make your mornings less hectic! I began to think of ways that could help my mornings when I realized it was breakfast that threw a hiccup in my day.
My two youngest will eat cereal (EASY!) but my oldest and my husband are not down with cereal in the morning. I usually find myself pouring cereal, then making a couple of breakfast sandwiches, making my husbands lunch, and finally making my son’s school lunch all while shouting commands. “GET DRESSED!” “EAT YOUR BREAKFAST” “WE HAVE TO GO!!!!!”
To say I was overwhelmed was an understatement. That’s when I decided to try my hand at breakfast freezer sandwiches.
what are breakfast freezer sandwiches?
As I have been scrolling through Pinterest I have seen pins on freezer breakfast sandwiches but I had never read them or even tried them, but I was determined to try my hand at them and to do them as cheap as possible.
So what exactly is a breakfast freezer sandwich? It’s exactly what it sounds like. A sandwich that you reach into the freezer, heat up, eat, and go!! Something that’s fast and easy! I also like the fact that I know the ingredients and that they are affordable!
On my last grocery shopping trip I bought all the ingredients for my sandwiches and I must say, they turned out great!! They came out to be just around.50 a sandwich. You can’t even buy a sandwich that cheap at McDonalds! And these are WAY better than any McDonalds breakfast sandwich.
(RECIPE TO FOLLOW)
what do you need?
I do most of my grocery shopping at Lidl and Aldi so grocery’s are very inexpensive as are the ingredients for these breakfast sandwiches.
Here are the list of ingredients and the prices that I paid for each.
English Muffins- .89 (for 6)
Cheddar Cheese- $1.29 (12 pieces, will only use 6 pieces)
Sausage links- $1 (10 links)
Eggs- .43 (a dozen eggs will only use 6 eggs)
It’s hard to even call this a recipe because it is SO easy, but I’m going to do my best to lay it out for you!
The first thing you want to do is to prepare your eggs.
For the eggs, you will need:
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Spray your 9×13 pan with canola spray, crack open 6 eggs into your pan, add your 1/4 cup of milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until fluffy. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 mins. While baking go ahead and begin to prepare your muffins.
Now I like to toast our muffins, but that is completely optional. I butter the muffins and toast on my griddle. If you don’t want to toast your muffins, go ahead and split them apart and get them ready to add your content to them.
After you have your muffins split open, take your sausage links and preheat them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Split them open and move them to the side.
preparing your sandwiches.
Once your eggs are done. Take a cookie cutter or a cup that will make a round shape the size of your english muffin. Cut your eggs into circles and begin the sandwich prep.
I take a single piece of cheese and split it in half and put one the top and bottom portion of a muffin.
Next, I take one of the egg circles and add to the muffin.
Finally, add three half links of sausage to the muffin.
Viola, you are done! So easy!
prepare for freezer!
Once the sandwiches have been made, I individually wrap them in plastic wrap and add them to freezer bags. Add to the freezer and you are done. Easy as pie.
how to heat?
To heat, place your sandwich in the microwave and cook for 1.30 minutes on power level 7. Sometimes you may need a little more or a little less. Use your own judgement, but careful, they can get hot!!
Making these sandwiches have been so nice for me! My son and husband love these and I have to say I love not having to cook in the morning.
Now if you are wondering what to do with the leftover egg that you didn’t use, you can always do what I did!! Take the extra eggs and turn it into a few freezer burritos. I hope to make a blog on that soon but again, it was so easy to do!
what do you do?
What do you do in your mornings to make your mornings less hectic? This is just one thing that I have recently changed to make my mornings smoother. I have learned that preparation is key to making the day run better and effectively.
Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried these before!! I would love to hear from you!