Pump it Up!
Six days until school starts. Who's counting? ME.
I'm not counting down to get rid of the little sweet hearts, just so I can have 2 hours of a temporary clean house. I'm counting down because every beginning of the school year I tend to get really psyched.
I find myself trying to organize, to gear up, to pump myself up for homework help, classroom volunteering, shuttling to and fro, and the daily grudge of packing lunches.
So lately, this is me:
I'm almost ready. I'm still getting myself pumped, ready for the fall.
I've been in the kitchen tinkering with ideas that I'm hoping the kids will like. Marketing works, and they keep asking me for junk like fishy crackers, fig newton cookie crisps(?), and frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Who's kids are these anyways?
I think I've found a secret weapon of sorts. Something I can wrap everything in and they'll stop complaining and eat.
Breakfast burritos were a beloved weekend treat around here. Lately, instead of the nutritionally worthless flour tortilla, I've been wrapping my burrito fillings with the egg.
I just took the egg I used to put on the inside, and wrapped it around the rest of the filling. Morning potatoes, bacon, cheese (for everyone but me) and some avocados. Then I take about 1/4 cup of beaten egg and add it to a hot pan with some melted butter. After a minute it gets flipped and then wrapped around the filling. It works like a charm.
I use a rather small, 6 inch non-stick frying pan. I only add enough to the pan where it sticks, then I pour any run off back in the bowl. If it gets too thick it tends to break when you wrap up your filling.
After I realized that my leftover egg tortillas still held up really well, I was all pumped to try these out for lunches.
Something to wrap the lunch meat in and treat like a sandwich, AND they can be made a head of time - woooo hooooo.
I'm just hoping they hold up in a lunch box. Sometimes things just aren't the same once packed and sent away, but in six days we will find out.
Are you pumped for fall, or the new school year?
Labels: paleo breakfast burritos