Broccoli, egg, & cheese breakfast burritos

Broccoli and cheese are a match made in flavor heaven. I had been making breakfast burritos every morning last week, but decided to freeze a couple over the weekend so I didn’t have to actually cook in the morning. Just pop these bad boys in the microwave and you’re good to go!

Step one: Tortilla. I used whole wheat, taco sized.

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Step two: Broccoli. I steamed mine to take out some of that crunch raw broccoli has

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Step three: Scrambled eggs. As much as you can cram and still be able to wrap up!

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Step four: Cheese! Can’t have a broccoli, egg, & cheese breakfast burrito without the cheese. I used sharp cheddar, because cheddar is better.

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Step five. Roll those bad boys up, let them cool, then pop ’em in the freezer. I like to freeze mine in plastic containers so I don’t create waste like would with plastic wrap or tin foil.

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In the morning I just microwaved one on a plate for about 2 mins, to get it thawed and warmed all the way through. Would be good with salsa or hot sauce on top too! You could add in or swap veggies too; peppers, potatoes, beans. I prefer to not add in any meat, but you definitely could if that was your style.

Do you prep anything for breakfast? Or are you a grab-and-go kinda gal/guy?

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House hunting: our second offer

We have been house hunting for close to a year now, and it has been several months since we put in our last offer. We have been looking in different areas now, but still have not had much luck. Then we found the curtest little brick ranch, straight out of the 70’s. And honestly, I loved the retro charm. There was a counsel TV in the living room, a laundry shoot in the bathroom, and lots of paneling in the basement. Plus, I would love to pull up the carpeting and get to the hard wood floors underneath.

We found out that we were once again faced with a multiple offer situation, one of them being a cash offer. We knew we couldn’t compete with that, but put in our best offer anyways. The rollercoaster of emotions we had been feeling the last couple of days was so emotionally draining. We were crabby and irritable with each other, but hoping for the best. We put the offer in Friday, late, and had to wait it out all weekend and most of the day Monday. We finally heard from our relator, we didn’t get it.

As stressful as this has been, I’m trying to look on the positive side; we get more time to save money and pay down our debts. Once we finally find our dream house we will be even better off financially! We are still clearing out clutter and trying to get rid of things we don’t use any longer, which will also make moving easier. Here’s to the next one!

What was your home buying experience like?

Meal prep: Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

This is probably one of the most tastiest dishes I’ve made in a while. I was short on time this weekend and this was so quick to throw together.

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1 box farfalle pasta ($1.00)

1 pint cherry tomatoes ($2.79)

1 bunch kale ($0.99)

Caesar dressing ($1.49) (w/ $.50 off coupon)

That’s it, boom! ($6.27 for four portions)

I roasted the tomatoes in the oven with a little Italian seasoning until they burst open (about 20 mins), mixed that with the cooked pasta, kale, and enough dressing to coat anything.

I ate it cold for lunch, and I’m looking forward to having it the next couple of days!

 

Meal prep: salads and veggie wraps

This weekend I had a little more time to prep and play around in the kitchen, I was just a little uninspired, so I still kept prep easy and light. Saturday we celebrated The Beard’s and his friend’s birthdays, which left Sunday to prep day. I was going to go with two different warps, but the tortillas I bought were a little too small to stuff so many ingredients into, so I turned the second wrap into a salad.

I’m still on a grape kick this week, only I bought a different variety.

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I had these with lunch today.

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Power greens, broccoli, cream cheese, shredded cheddar, tomatoes, roasted red peppers

I had the wrap with a whole wheat tortilla and a hard boiled egg. Anytime I think my lunch isn’t going to be filling enough I toss in a hard boiled egg for that extra protein! This was super easy to make, but I did make it up in the morning. However, I did prep all the ingredients on Sunday, so all I had to do was grab a little of ‘this’ and a little of ‘that’.

My wrap turned salad: Greek chickpea salad w/ homemade dressing. This is similar to what I made a few weeks ago, but I’ve included roasted chickpeas in it. If you haven’t had these, do yourself a favor, and make some, eat all of them, repeat. You can season them with just about any seasoning your heart desires, and they are so god crispy and hot.

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Roasted with Greek & Italian seasoning

The dressing is super super simple to toss together too. Equal parts oil & apple cider vinegar, a dash of lemon juice, and a bit of Italian seasoning. I mixed mine up in a mason jar and tossed in my lunch box.

All put together:

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Power greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, dressing 

What are you eating this week?

What I ate Wednesday

This week my meal prep mostly consisted of chopping vegetables and buying fruit. I had a busy weekend and just didn’t know what to prep. So I kept it simple and went with PB& J (or soup from the freezer) and bistro boxes for lunch.

Breakfast: about 7 am

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Fried egg on a croissant and a sliced peach

The peaches I bough on Saturday went ripe real fast. I try to buy them a little under ripe so I have a few days to get to them. I had a craving for croissants so I bought enough for a few days, such a treat. Had this breakfast with a glass of water.

Snack time: about 10 am

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Grapes & Cheez-Its

I washed and portioned out grapes on Sunday. I pack them in reusable containers so I don’t use plastic baggies. One bag of grapes was just perfect for 5 days of snacks.

Lunch: bistro box: 1 pm

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Tomatoes, orange bell pepper, carrots, hard boiled egg, pepper jack cheese, pretzels

This is my go-to I-don’t-know-what-to-cook meal. Its easy, yummy, and versatile. I think this works for me because I do make it a point to eat 5 small meals a day. I eat dinner at work, then usually something small when I get home. I tend to get full really quickly, but will be hungry again pretty soon.

Dinner: about 5pm

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Vegan corn chowder (from my freezer) & whole wheat crackers

I still have a couple of portions of soup in my freezer, which I want to use up in the next week or so, so I can make something new! My freezer is only so big, so I don’t want to fill it up with too many things. This is a win in my books, since there is no cream to upset my stomach.

What did you eat today?

Meal prep: Salad kick

Did I mention I love mason jar salads? They are quick, easy, portable, and can last all week. The only problem with them is trying to find a place in my fridge to keep them upright without freezing the vegetables (our fridge is wonky). This week I sprung for the baby kale to make a quick salad and a homemade dressing to boot.

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Cucumbers // cherry tomatoes // red onion // baby kale

I always keep my dressing on the side so the veggies don’t get soggy. But they say as long as you put the dressing on the bottom, and layer ‘hard’ vegetables on top, they shouldn’t get too soggy. I also have feta cheese on the side, which I put on before I eat, along with the dressing.

For dinner I’ve made a tuna salad, with crackers on the side. Another quick, no-cook, meal!

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Tuna // mayo // red onions // yellow bell pepper // dried parsley // Dijon mustard

I’ve also been on a huge fruit kick lately. I’ve had fruit smoothies, fruit with yogurt, and fruit with peanut/almond butter

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Sliced peaches & strawberries

Bananas are usually my go-to, since they are so darn cheap. But I am just loving the juicy peachy goodness this summer.

 

Any one else digging the fruits this summer? I only wish I could grow my own!

Have you tried a mason jar salad? What’s your favorite combo?

Friday Favorites #6

How are we halfway through July already? I’ve been working on focusing on the little things and finding little pieces of happy, here are my favorites

  1. Little black Tea Shirt. I bought this as a birthday present to myself and I want to wear it everywhere!                                    Capture
  2. Himalayan Salt Lamp. I bought this to make my desk feel more cozy    Capture                                        I even got it on sale which is a double win!
  3. Popsicle molds. I got these off Amazon as well and I had a strong desire to whip up some summer popsicles, now I’m on the hunt for the perfect recipe. Capture
  4. The coolest thing you didn’t know you needed. I hate buying things that I have to buy over and over again (sponges, toilet paper, toothpaste) and your sponge is really only good for about a week, even if it still smells ok. These bad boys are cute and reusable Capture

I’ve got the weekend to myself starting tonight. I think I’m going to crochet, have a popsicle or two, and indulge on some food The Beard won’t eat with me. Stay cool folks