From, you know, Pioneer Woman. Ree Drummond. (I'm going to marry her someday)
Anyway, I will admit I don't get a pass on the "whole foods" thing, b/c I used frozen hash browns instead of making the potatoes from scratch. I also used bagged shredded cheese. I did not make my own cheese, I did not buy a big block of cheap cheese and then grate it. I used bags (2 cups per bag)I bought on sale for about $1.00 a bag. Cheap, yes. Whole/organic, no.
Took me about 1/2 hour to make, so this is definitely something I could make on a school morning. Also, I could shave that morning time down if I did some prep work the night before, like chop the peppers, mix up the eggs, cook the sausage. For that matter, I could make the whole mess the night before and then heat them up in the oven if I wanted.
Who am I fooling, I would never do that.
If you click her link you can see the whole recipe, step by step, with beautiful photographs. You're not going to get that from me, but in a nutshell I: Browned the sausage with the diced pepper and onion. Beat the eggs in a bowl and added some milk and the cheese and some salt and pepper. Added the hash browns to the sausage and cooked them till the potatoes began to brown. Added the egg mixture to the pan with the sausage and patatoes. Cooked till eggs were set. Heated totillas in m/w. Heaped big spoonfuls of the whole mess into a tortilla and folded up burrito-style. Yelled "BREAKFAST!!!!!" Got out of the way.
I'm trying to think how much they cost to make.
$1.50 (?) 8 count tortillas $4.00 1 lb breakfast sausage $1.00 2 cups shredded cheese $0.50 (approx)1 pepper (though Ree used 2 in her recipe) $0.50 (approx) 1 onion (Ree didn't call for any, but she uses onions in her brkfst potatoes) $1.25 1/2 bag frozen hash brown potatoes $1.75 Dozen eggs (I get eggs from my chooks, but this is a fair price, right?)
So that's roughly $10.00, more or less. Not the cheapest breakfast I've ever made, but very filling with eggs and cheese and potatoes and sausage. Fed about 8 people. And yummy? Oh yeah.
Anyway, PW's Breakfast Burritos. They're what's for breakfast.
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A Little History
Quite frankly, I don't know what I was thinking at the time. We went from 3 kids by birth to "oh, let's adopt a 4th" without a whole lot of deliberation.
While adopting said 4th (in Kazakhstan), we met a young man of 8 yrs by the name of Borya. Thought he was a pretty nice kid and years later found out we could adopt him too. Only thing was, he came as a 2-in-1 package with his younger sister Ylia. What the hay, said we, and rushed headlong into the adoption process. Again. To adopt two kids that were 10 and 13 at the time.
Started a blog to keep track of where my head was in this adoption game. When Borya and Ylia arrived home, we were suddenly the proud parents of six kids, ages 9, 10, 11, 11, 13 and 13.
That was back in 2009, but I still blog. I figure what doesn't make us laugh makes us cry, and I'd rather be laughing.
Also? We live on a farm(ish) with a few dozen critters. You're just as likely to read a post about the farming side of things as you are the parenting side. Thought you might want to know in case you have allergies or something.
As for the structure of this blog, I pretty much post on a daily basis, and I tend to be all over the place in what I write about, so if it's nice, neat and compartmentalized you're looking for, be off with you now, you won't find it here.
I do have some structure, though, I'm not a total bohemian. I roll like this:
Mon: Mirth Monday. A little somethin' to make you chuckle.
Tues: Sometimes Adoption Tuesday, sometimes A Tip For Tuesday, sometimes random thoughts.
Weds: Wordless Wednesday. Usually a photo or some artwork from myself or one of my oh-so-talented children.
Thurs: all random, all the time.
Fri: Farm Friday. Speaks for itself.
Sat, Sun: More random musings.
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