Ok let's begin. I was reading some blogs about foods to make ahead and freeze and I came across this recipe for Brown Bag Burritos:It makes a ton of burritos...20 to be exact...Excellent for putting in Jon's lunches and such.
I went to the store to gather recipe ingredients and stood in front of the dry packet mixes for a long while. ( I had just attempted and succeeded with an amazing pulled pork seasoning packet from McCormick, so I thought I might find a seasoning packet for burritos:) ) Sure enough, there it was. So, I read the back of it and it looked similar to the ingredients of the original recipe...I decided to do half the beef with the packet directions..and do the other half original.
I also found a packet of Old El Paso Spanish Rice in a microwavable pouch that I decided to add to my experiment too.
Here's the new recipe....they are delicious..I just finished eating one!
1 lb ground beefBrown up your beef, add the onions...then add the rest! Wait till the mixture gets thick and then load your burritos! (I used my cookie scooper to load mine up, about 3 scoop fulls per burrito...it made it so much easier and evenly distributed my burrito goo) If you plan to freeze them like I did, wrap them in a paper towel first, then foil. Here's what I ended up with.
1 burrito seasoning packet (and what is listed on the packet)
1/3 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup water
- 1 can refried beans
1 packet of spanish rice
about 12 burrito tortillas (mine were small..so if you get the big ones...probably half that amount)
Yay! I felt so accomplished! I have lunch ready for the whole week for Jon! YES! Oh, and I felt so good about them, I decided to wait to make the original recipe for next week. So, I cannot tell you how those taste/turn out yet. But, Im sure they will be just a great.
And...since you took time to read this...I will reward you...
with some pictures...
Here's Noah trying on his big boy underwear I bought him. We aren't potty trained yet, but I thought I would get ready for the big day! What a ham!!!!(note, when we were in the underwear isle..the box HE grabbed was Little Mermaid! LOL! I think it's because he likes fish so much!)
Also....drum roll....the very first...
Belly shot....17 weeks! I feel great! My clothes still fit me...aside from not being able button up my jeans! No biggee..I've just been using a rubberband! :) Can you believe we are close to half way to meeting this lil baby?????????