Pinning Pizzazz #2

Pinterest is healthy, right? I mean, without Pinterest, how would I so efficiently manage how to freeze soup easily? How 101 uses for vinegar or baking soda? Or a dozen different ways to tie a scarf?

Or, how would I find any new ideas for breakfast? You see, I am not a fan of mornings and that includes breakfast. The sheer thought of eating breakfast is enough to turn my stomach on most days, and because of that, I have never been keen on forcing myself out of bed any earlier than necessary just to accommodate a meal I don’t want to eat anyway. Yet I know it’s healthiest to eat breakfast. And it’s just the right thing to do. Unfortunately, stopping by somewhere on the way to work is really not an option 99% of the time – do you realize how many calories are in those breakfast sandwiches, burritos, etc.?  Sigh.

Along comes Pinterest … and right now, it is making my breakfast life easy and tolerable.  (Admittedly, even yummy.)  I found a couple of breakfast recipe that looked delicious and, even better, can be frozen without dramatically changing the texture or taste! I was all over it! So I spent a little time making them and this past week, breakfast has been much less a nuisance and much more something I enjoyed eating.

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I started with this recipe for Crock Pot Egg Brunch Casserole from A Latte’ with Ott, A‘s blog. Hallelujah!! Not only was it easy, but it was so good!  The only change that I made was that I used half the given amount of bacon and then replaced the other half with the Jimmy Dean precooked turkey sausage from the freezer section.  I saved out about 2 portions of this and then froze the rest in individual portions (it easily makes about 8-10 servings). I ate one of the frozen servings this morning and it tasted just like the first day’s helping. I would recommend that, if possible, you remove it from the freezer the night before and put it in the refrigerator so it has defrosted just a little bit. I just popped mine in the microwave to reheat – I’m sure that it’d be even better reheated in the oven. (But of course, that would have required an earlier wake up!) This is going to be perfect for mornings when I just need to grab something and carry it with me to warm up as soon as I get to the office.  I forgot to take a picture of this one, but I promise I will add it in here next time I make it!

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Second, I made these Breakfast Sandwiches from Macheesmo‘s blog. Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about easy to make, easy to freeze, and easy to eat.  I didn’t have any English muffins on hand, so I substituted bagel thins, which are one of my newest grocery store discoveries.  And I had some sliced cheese on hand, so I used it instead. (While that was good, I will probably try it with shredded cheese next time, just for a change.)  The eggs were super easy to cook and add to the rest of the ingredients to complete the sandwich.  Since I was making these in the middle of the day, I chose to flash freeze them all for a little over an hour in the freezer (shown here just after that).  Then I wrapped each one individually in aluminum foil. I put one in the refrigerator for the next morning, and threw the rest in a couple of gallon ziploc bags in the freezer.  I followed the recommendation here and reheated them in the oven instead of the microwave. It was a relatively pain-free addition to my morning routine: I turned on the oven just before hopping in the shower so it could preheat. Then after I had showered, dressed, and blow-dried my hair, I put the bagel in the oven.  I didn’t time it exactly, but assume it was between 20-25 minutes later that I was ready and able to grab my breakfast bagel and a glass of milk on my way out the door to work.  Perfection!!  Just don’t forget to turn off your oven. Just sayin’.  

 

All evidence reveals that Pinterest must be healthy! So, what’s next in my breakfast line-up?  I am thinking about trying these scrumptious-looking French Toast Muffins soon, or perhaps these Bacon & Egg Toast Cups.  I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, what have YOU discovered on Pinterest lately?!

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Looking for more Pinterest posts?  Hop on over to Dutch Being Me for her 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge, to Ma Nouvelle Mode‘s Linkup or to Simple Organic‘s Monthly From Pinterest to Real Life linkup.

        

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6 responses to “Pinning Pizzazz #2

  1. I need to try these! I hate figuring out breakfast in the mornings, so making ahead and freezing is a great idea. Oh, and Pinterest for me isn’t healthy…probably because I pin every cake and cookie I see on there! haha!

    • I haven’t made it to most of the cakes & cookies yet, but did make it to the chocolate chip muffins. YUMMY! I have made quite a few dinner recipes though, and am loving it. I may need an intervention soon! 🙂

  2. They look great! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I have yet to enter the Pinterest world but definitely want to make some time very soon to explore there. (Visiting from (in)courage).

    • It’s awesome!! It is very addictive but there are some fantastic ideas out there! It has become my “end of the day” unwinding activity. It’s much faster to get signed up with an invitation. If you don’t have one yet when you’re ready to explore, send me your email and I’ll send you one.

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