Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Frozen breakfast sandwiches to last 3 weeks!


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Check out that amazing pan!



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Assemble each sandwich and wrap.




There you have it! Fifteen sandwiches, enough to last three work weeks.

Save the muffin bags and put the sandwiches back inside. This is another reason the foil works better than plastic wrap, no sticking to the bag. I fit seven in one and eight in another, and froze the bag with eight and put the bag of seven in the fridge.


65 comments:

  1. Great idea!!

    I also saw the idea of cooking eggs in a muffin top pan. It makes them just the right size rings for the sandwich.

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    1. Thanks! I've been looking for a pan like that. I've made them in my muffin pan and it makes the eggs too small and high, so I score a little X into the bottom of the egg and that helps it spread out a bit.

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  2. This is a really great idea. Love the frozen green onions in the Parmesan container. I can never seem to use a bunch of those before they go bad. Thanks!

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    1. Absolutely! I have a bunch still from growing them in my kitchen. It went well for a while and once these are gone I'm going to try again?
      http://exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com/2013/03/growing-green-onions-in-my-kitchen.html


      http://exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com/2013/03/sad-little-onions-update.html

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  3. Okay, this is awesome! I love the breakfast sandwich AND freezing green onion idea. Going to try this soon. Thanks for trying.

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  4. These look delicious and would be so handy! What is the best way to reheat them though? Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks for checking them out!

      I should know the answer, but I make these for my husband. His answer was 48 second (what!?!) on each side if not frozen and 1 cycle of defrost on each side before 48 seconds each side if frozen.

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    2. My dad cooks the egg and sausage alone 30 seconds and then the whole sandwich another 30 seconds.

      I'll look into it and report back!

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  5. Thank you so much for posting this! My kids love the Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches but they are pricey! We are going to give these a try. I am enjoying your blog!

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  6. Thank you! I'm actually making a batch right now for the next two weeks - just waiting for the eggs to cool ;)

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  7. This is nothing short of awesome!! And seriously that pan is amazing. I'd love to know where you got it!

    I hopped over from The Shabby Nest and would love to have you link up with us for Thrifty Thursday at Living Well Spending Less! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! The pan is a Food Network pan that we got from Kohls - they're hard to find at times and I could really use another one! I'm heading over to check out your blog now - sounds right up my alley!

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    2. have those pans at Bed Bath & Beyond too. I just saw them today.

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  8. Wow, great idea to make the eggs in the oven! Hubby and I LOVE breakfast sandwiches, I've thought about making them and freezing them before, but you make it look so easy! I will have to give it a try. Visiting from the Pinterest Power Party :-)

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  9. I DO THE SAME THING, EXCEPT I PUT MINE ON GRANDS BISCUITS.
    SOMETIMES I JUST DO BISCUITS ANS SAUSAGE.

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    1. I've done that too! Hubby prefers English muffin and my favorite are Arnold's Bagel Thins.

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  10. This is such a great idea! Thanks for linking with HickoryTrail
    Angela

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I love love love this idea!! I'm going to have to show my husband so we can discuss this!! Love it!! Thank you so much for sharing your post on Seasons of Homemakers!!
    Abbi @ Seasons of Homemakers

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  13. If you remember, where did you purchase your pan?
    Can't wait to try this recipe!
    Pam

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    1. I got it at Kohls - it's a Food Network pan. I keep trying to buy another, but they're sold out a lot.

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    2. There's another brand that looks pretty similar and can be gotten at Amazon or Bed Bath & Beyond: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=121935. You can always use the 20% off coupons at BBB (even if they're expired) and get it for an even better price! :)

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  14. http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-658613/food-network-baking-sheet.jsp

    They seem to be in stock now.

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  15. I was wondering, do you cook the sausage patties before you make the sandwich?

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    1. I just plop them right on the sandwich and freeze it all for later. They're already cooked, so it's no problem!

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  16. I was wondering, do you cook the sausage before you make the sandwich?

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  17. I'm so excited to find this! My husband and I are notorious for stopping and grabbing a fast food or gas station sandwich before work. This will definitely save us A BUNCH of money! I'll probably buy the GV sausages though, because my closest Aldi is now a 20 minute drive :( The gas cost really outweighs the savings. Quick question: are the GV frozen sausages in a bag like this too with the breakfast food?

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    1. How long do you cook the frozen sandwiches in the microwave?

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  18. Worked in a 7-11 type store years ago and we made mcmuffin type sandwiches. To do eggs used meduim size styrofoam cups with very light oil in bottom covered and microwaved. Fit the muffin perfectly and you can reuse the cup.

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  19. Did you toast the English muffins first?

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  20. How long do you warm them in the microwave for when you take them out of the freezer?

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  21. Hello :) It may already be somewhere in the comments that I didn't see, but do you have to use the liquid eggs or do you think that fresh scrambled eggs would work just as well? Thanks!

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    1. I'm sure fresh scrambled would work perfectly! I found it was just as economical for me to get the great value liquid eggs to save time.

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  22. how long do you microwave sandwiches for out of the freezer?

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    1. My husband does a auto defrost cycle and under a minute in the microwave after that. I say, play around with your microwave and see what works the best - the most important thing is to do whatever works to keep the muffin from getting soggy. I haven't played around with it myself because I don't eat english muffins. That, with the differences in microwaves, makes it really hard for me to give the best advice here - sorry I can't be more help!

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  23. LOVE the idea of baking the eggs! Just did this today with the English muffins, a square of cheese and a slice of canadian bacon. I used regular eggs, whipped with my immersion blender, then I cut them into rounds after baking. (I ate the scraps left over from cutting for lunch!)
    I also baked eggs with precooked sausage and precooked bacon and cut them into strips for breakfast burritos. You just add some cheese, precooked hash browns and some green chili (if you are from New Mexico!) on top of a tortilla. Wrap eggroll style and freeze.

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  24. do you toast the muffins and do you pre-cook the sausage (even though it's fully cooked?)

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    1. I've thought about toasting the muffins, but it was an extra step that I didn't feel like adding and I wasn't sure if it would make much difference after freezing and reheating, my husband didn't complain or suggest it so I took the easy route! I don't cook the sausage either - right out of the freezer and on to the sandwich!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Kristin

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    2. I pre-cooked the sausage and also toasted the muffins. Well my husband toasted the muffins while I was cooking the sausage, I just wanted to brown them up a little before putting them on the sandwich.

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  25. How about cutting out the eggs with a muffin-sized cookie cutter or a glass for that matter. They would fit right on the muffin and you could put the leftover edge pieces in the fridge for snacks.)

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  26. Do the eggs react nicely in the microwave? They keep a good consistency? (I imagine they might get soggy and floppy?)

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  27. This is genius. Thank you for the tip!

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  28. I've made these sandwiches with bagels before, I use the smaller pyrex measuring cup (with sprayed oil) to microwave a scrambled egg. works great too!

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  29. This is a great idea, although with being diabetic, I'd be concerned about the carbs.

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  30. I just made these today. I took the suggestion of using a cup to cut the eggs, they were the perfect size for the sandwich! I used the leftover egg and made breakfast burritos also. Now I have 10 sandwiches and 10 burritos in my freezer that my husband and kids can grab for a easy breakfast. I am pretty sure next time I will be making a double batch! My husband said the sandwich tasted just like a Egg McMuffin from McDonalds.

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  31. For about the same price, you can get already cooked round scrambled egg with cheese patties at Walmart that are pretty good. You could still top them with your onions and seasonings.

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  32. I love hot, so some chopped green chili or jalapeno in the eggs would be great!

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    1. Yum! Absolutely! I put some jalapeño on the sandwiches this last time I made them.

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  33. Judyb in MO
    I have several of the American Pans. They are great ,but don't put fruit in these bans. I put in the cake and it took the coating off. I contacted them and they sent me another one. I don't like that because I make a lot of things with fruit in them.
    Judy

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    1. Mine is a "Food Network" pan - I wonder if it responds that way to fruit....

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  34. I make both the sandwiches and burritos for my grandchildren each summer when they come to visit and they love them. I use egg, cheese, either sausage or ham. I toast the English muffin and put just a little pancake syrup on each. I've found that wax paper is good to wrap them in because it can be used in the microwave safely. I then put them in freezer zip lock bags. I also make extra pancakes about 4 inches across, put two or three in a fold top sandwich bag and then into the freeze zip lock. Heat in the micro 30 to 60 seconds depending on your microwave.

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    1. You Can use those same frozen 4 "pancakes and just pop them in the toaster!!! Great site!

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  35. Do you toast the english muffin?

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    1. I don't but I know others like to take that extra step

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  36. how long do you warm them up in the microwave before you eat them

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  37. My mom use to make these for me when i lived at home. They're fabulous! I wrap them in paper towels so the egg doesn't dry out in the microwave and that's how the store brand sandwiches had said to cook them. Great on bagels and with bacon. Mix veggies into the eggs too! Also done french toast style ones with the make sausage and eggs.

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  38. We have chickens and sometimes become overwhelmed by eggs. This is a great way to use up a dozen+ all at once! Thanks

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  39. I am so glad you posted this and I found it! This is exactly the kid of thing my family has been wanting. I made enough for all 3 kids plus my husband to have one every morning for a 5 day school/work week. So, we'll see how they go over and tweak them when I go shopping next weekend. I think they're going to be a big hit though. Was really quick and easy to do with the assembly line method. I actually blogged about mine. http://chaotictendancies.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-of-doing-something-day-6-frozen.html Thanks again!

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  40. i've tried making a couple different recipes of this, and each time they were absolutely disgusting. i REALLY want to be able to make these for my boyfriends' breakfasts. it seems to be the eggs that are the issue. i first baked them in a muffin pan, and then another recipe on a sheet like yours. but they are ewww eww gross! they even smell yuck and each time have either greyish or greenish color in places. any suggestions???

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    1. I haven't had an issue with them changing color or smelling any different than eggs... Hmmm... I use egg substitute and the only issue I have is that they can get a little wet, so I make sure to let them sit and cool before assembling the sandwich. I can't figure out what the problem could be. If you wanted to take the extra time you could cook them up four at a time in a pan on the stove instead. Wish I could help more!

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  41. i've tried a couple different recipes on these, and both times, they were not edible! the eggs come out absolutely disgusting! the first recipe was in a muffin pan, and the second on a sheet as yours are. but the eggs smell gross, look greyish or greenish in places, and just stomach turning when you try to eat them. have you heard of this, or have any suggestions? i really want these to work!!

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