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    Question Freezer egg muffins

    My dh wants to stop his everyday doughnut pit stop addiction.

    He wants something like an egg muffin with bacon and not sausage to grab from the freezer in the morning and eat at work.

    I've never made these before for the freezer.

    So cook the biscuits and slice, scramble eggs and cook bacon and just wrap them up like that in the freezer?? Will cheese freeze well with that? He could just nuke at work and he has a 50 minute drive.

    Any tips on how to freeze them? I would like to make a months worth for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    My dh wants to stop his everyday doughnut pit stop addiction.

    He wants something like an egg muffin with bacon and not sausage to grab from the freezer in the morning and eat at work.

    I've never made these before for the freezer.

    So cook the biscuits and slice, scramble eggs and cook bacon and just wrap them up like that in the freezer?? Will cheese freeze well with that? He could just nuke at work and he has a 50 minute drive.

    Any tips on how to freeze them? I would like to make a months worth for him.

    TIA
    First, ask him if he wants muffins, biscuits or bagels. I'm very picky about biscuits, but an English muffin is an English muffin and a bagel is usually a bagel.

    Would ham or Canadian bacon be acceptable? If so, might be easier than bacon. For healthyness, try turkey substitutes. For that matter, if the no sausage thing is just that he is picky about breakfast sausage (I am, all breakfast sausage is certainly not the same) maybe experiment with different kinds of sausage if he is game - Walmart has frozen, pre-cooked turkey sausage patties that aren't all that unhealthy.

    Should the eggs be scrambled or just cooked hard in one of those ring things?

    Next, whatever you end up doing, try some for a Saturday fresh breakfast to make sure he likes them fresh, then freeze one for Sunday breakfast to make sure they're still ok before doing a big batch. Uneaten frugal food gets really expensive quickly.

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    Yeah, check and see if he likes it after it has been frozen, because it is not the same as fresh. And I wouldn't do a month's worth ahead of time. I tried some for my husband and even though they were wrapped well they got dry in the freezer and he wouldn't eat them.
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    If scrambled freezes better (than hard cooked), would breakfast burritos be an option?

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    These sound like they would freeze ok, although I'd make half a batch to try that out, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins - 315681 - Recipezaar . I would not freeze for more than a month, though.

    This one is a bit different, http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/egg...-budget-415154

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    Dh won't eat sausage so it has to be bacon and he is not picky on the bread thing at all. Actually, I was going to use the Aldis brand.

    Yeah, good tip. I should just make a few and see how they freeze and if he really will like them....and I do think scramble would work better.

    Thanks!!

    I will do anything to keep him from stopping at the convenient store!! lol

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    Some great ideas.........thanks...and for the links too.

    Bet you could even go to recipezaar and read some of the posts to see if they were frozen and how they did. I like that site........they probably have tons of other ideas too.

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    I was thinking.....surely McDonald's egg McMuffins are not always freshly made. lol

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    I just posted a recipe out of a book I read here.......and the recipe said that they nuke well. (not sure about freezing)

    https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...ml#post1387858

    I have not tried the recipe yet.........but I plan to.

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    For that matter, how about making a big fretta Sunday, portioning it out in the fridge and let him take in that? Might be nice to have some variety so he doesn't get bored. Potatoes like homefries do not freeze well though.

    Looking forward to see how your experiments go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    I was thinking.....surely McDonald's egg McMuffins are not always freshly made. lol
    No, but they keep them in a warming oven...........sometimes until the eggs are like rubber!! Or they nuke them.

    Have you tried researching some of the 'freezing facts' online........to see what freezes well and what doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    Some great ideas.........thanks...and for the links too.

    Bet you could even go to recipezaar and read some of the posts to see if they were frozen and how they did. I like that site........they probably have tons of other ideas too.
    Yeah, the reviews really help me figure out what's worth making.

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    Found another one,

    Recipe: Breakfast in a Cup (Light Cooking Cookbook)

    3 cups rice, cooked
    1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
    1 jar (2 oz) diced pimientos (I was out, and substituted diced tomatoes)
    1/3 cup fat free milk
    2 eggs, beaten
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
    Non-stick cooking spray

    Combine rice, 1/2 cup cheese, chilies, pimientos, milk, eggs, cumin, salt and pepper in large bowl. Divide mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups coated with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until set.

    Tip: Breakfast in a Cup may be stored in the freezer in freezer bags or tightly sealed containers. To reheat, microwave each frozen cup on HIGH for 1 minute.

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    I figure anything that I can buy frozen in a store can be made and frozen at home. In the past we've bought the pre-made frozen breakfast sandwiches at Costco, but I like your idea of putting them together and freezing them at home. Always less expensive because we're not paying for the convenience of someone else doing that work for us!

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    Good question Palooka. Hubby loves the breakfast sammies and things like that, so I need to start figuring out how to make them.

    I also googled breakfast burritos and found this: Breakfast Burritos Recipes - Freezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe - Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Recipes

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