Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Breakfast Burritos

We had breakfast for dinner so we could include Audrey's daddy. Because I had not planned this I had to go with the ingredients on hand which were eggs, tortillas, meat, and cheese. You guessed it, we had breakfast burritos (thanks Larissa!) They were a huge hit. I only wish I had more eggs on hand at the time because then I could have made a few extras to freeze. Next time.

  • tortillas
  • cheese, shredded
  • eggs
  • milk
  • meat
  • cottage cheese
Beat the eggs with a little milk and scramble in a skillet until done. Lay the tortillas on a baking sheet and place a few tablespoons of egg on each tortilla. top with meat, cheese, and cottage cheese. Roll up and bake in a 350°F oven until warm, about 15 minutes.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Crack eggs
  2. Stir in milk
  3. Add cheese and meat to burritos
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Cook eggs and place on tortillas
  3. Add cottage cheese
  4. Place in oven
I had to do a few more steps than usual but Audrey did not seem to mind. She talked to me the entire time the eggs were cooking instead of wandering off like she usually does.

Playing with the ingredients.


  1. I'm so impressed that your girl can crack eggs! I don't know if I'd trust my son to do that.

  2. She couldn't when we started. I lost a few overboard and almost lost one this time. She practices, a lot. One day she will be able to do it without me standing by to help.

  3. Hi Kris,

    I’m so impressed that your daughter takes such an active role in the kitchen! I can’t even imagine what kind of amazing cook she’ll be when she grows up! It’s great that you make it a habit to cook with your kids, especially since cooking together is a great way to have fun while teaching them important skills, such as following instructions, teamwork, and even motor skills. If you like Mexican food (I’m counting breakfast burritos as Mexican), you can also try the Black Bean Tostadas on The Kids Cook Monday website (http://www.healthymonday.org/the-kids-cook-monday/). I work for The Kids Cook Monday, a new program started by the Healthy Monday Campaigns that aims to get families to cook and eat together each Monday to encourage healthy eating. The website also contains more easy recipes for you guys to try out!

    We’re looking for people to get involved by challenging themselves to cook a meal with their kids each Monday then share their experiences (as a blog post, a video, or whatever works for you). If you’re interested in participating, contact me at TheKidsCookMonday@gmail.com.



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