Monday, June 6, 2011

Frugal Breakfasts to go....

Hi all,
  Are the morning trips through the drive thru killing your grocery budget?  Think you have no choice, because you just don't have the time in the morning to fix your breakfast?  Do you think you could spare 2 minutes in the morning to save big?  Sure you can!  Here's how we do it....

  This week my DH went to our local meat market and bought a 5lb. bag of his favorite country sausage for $9.99.

 I went to Aldi and bought their 4 pk of canned biscuits (10 in each can) for $1.79.

 The trick to quick breakfast is not to wait to fix them in the morning when you are trying to get out the door.  Go ahead and fix them ahead of time.

First I put all 40 of the biscuits in the oven to bake.  While they were baking, I made 40 sausage patties out of the 5lb bag.  Yes, it did take a while to fry up all those sausage patties, but it's well worth it.

  After the patties are cooked, I went ahead and assembled all the biscuits.  Then I take freezer bags and put two in each bag.  I roll up the bags to make them nice and compact so that I can then fit several into one large freezer bag before putting them in the freezer.  I do that to just keep everything nice a neat in the freezer.

  Now, for the time saving tip.  Before you go to bed, pull out one of the bags and put it in the fridge. By morning it will be ready for heating. Also, go ahead and get your coffee maker ready, if it has a timer set it for a few minutes before you plan to get up.  Lay out a nice cloth napkin and place your coffee cup, sugar, and spoon on it so you are greeting in the morning by the nice display ready and waiting.

  Be sure you go ahead and get your brown bag or lunch box ready to put your biscuits in and don't forget a napkin. ;)  In the morning pop your biscuits in the microwave for about 45 seconds pour your cup of coffee while they are warming and in less than a minute you have a warm breakfast and coffee ready to walk out the door!

  For $11.78 + tax I fixed 20 days worth of breakfast for my DH.  He would have spent that in about 2 days going through a drive thru!

  Note:  Be sure you don't throw away those freezer bags!  I'll share with you my frugal tip for those in a post soon to come. ;)

I hope you enjoyed the tip!  Have a wonderful day!


Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

Your post certainly makes me hungry! Most mornings we go without breakfast because there's no time and we will NOT pay for drive-thru... the kids get food, but the hubs and I go without. I'm going to try your sausage biscuit idea!

Brag All About It said...

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Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta said...

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Tina Peterson said...

I've seen this idea before. I usually will put a fruit cup or salad in little individual rubbermaid type containers (or jello). I keep granola bars in my desk too. Other than the fruit it's not real healthy but at least it's something. I've also kept trail mix or peanut butter and often take a couple slices of bread with me. I really need that protein in the morning.

Great post. I'm following you via GFC, FB and Twitter via the hop and would love a follow back when you have a chance!

Tina "The book lady"

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