You may recall my blog post from a few months ago where I made a bunch of breakfast burritos for Josh before he left for a tournament in Florida. Basically, I spent a couple hours making a bunch of burritos with eggs and sausage and cheese and yummy veggies that all got wrapped up in parchment paper and popped into the freezer for him to pull out and throw into the microwave for a super fast breakfast before he hits the water for the day. While he's been living the lake life, I've been keeping it real with #cubelife which means sandwiches for lunches most days at the office gets real old, real fast. I try to switch it up with interesting meats, spreads and cheeses, or make a salad but after a week or so I end up at Chipotle because I just can't take it anymore! Enter make ahead burritos.
It’s been a while since I’ve baked a loaf of bread and considering it’s something that I truly love to do, and since I had the house to myself last weekend it seemed like a good time to whip one up. I wanted to bake one that I hadn’t done before and I’ve been eyeing a Brioche loaf recipe for a while now but for some reason never made it. There’s something about making bread from scratch that is so cathartic to me. The kneading, forming and rising of the dough is truly a rewarding experience especially when it turns out just as it’s supposed to. A while back, there was a show on the Cooking Channel called Rachel Allen: Bake!, where the host was so engaging and inspiring that she ignited the bread baking fire within me! She had a knack for making the trickiest dishes look easy and effortless. Of course, her Irish accent had me at hello and the fact that there are very few baking specific shows on air had me watching every episode. They were filmed at the school where she teaches her craft and ever since I started watching it’s been a dream of mine to attend their 12 week cookery course. One day…
We're a big fan of entertaining in our home. A few weeks ago we hosted our good friends James and Luanne. Every time my girl Lu comes over for dinner I can count on her to bring a tasty new salad for us to try and she definitely didn't disappoint. In fact, it was so tasty I'm going to share it with you here today. The great thing is that this salad is the epitome of clean eating. All of the ingredients are in their rawest form and brought together with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar at the end.
Well, it’s that time of year where I become The Fisherman’s Widow again. The first Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Toho in sunny Florida is at the end of the month and since it’s January in Minnesota, my husband couldn’t get out the door fast enough to start practicing for his tournament now that the holidays are over. Before he left though, you can bet your booty that I sent him off with some proper meals to take down with him. Over the years I’ve been preparing make-ahead breakfast burritos that he can take from the freezer to the microwave to his mouth in under 2 minutes. For an angler who’s preparing for a tourney, time is of the essence and anything that I can do to help him get on the water faster, healthier and on a budget is a no brainer. This recipe is also great if you just want to keep them at home, too. One hour spent on these during your weekend and you’ll have 12 days worth of grab and go breakfasts. And since it was only a high of -5 degrees, what better place to be then in my toasty warm kitchen? So let’s get goin’ on those brr-itos! See what I did there? We’re going to do a decent size batch today since he’ll be gone for a while. Here’s the players. I forgot the milk for the pic, so just mentally throw that in there.
Sundays during football season in our house are a BIG deal. My husband generally spends the entire day watching football and talking all things football with his buddies. I don’t get it. But with him being consumed all day that leaves ample time for me to get in the kitchen and experiment with new meals. This past Sunday, we had a hankerin’ for some fajitas. Normally, when we do fajitas we go to the store and buy flour tortillas. But I remembered when I was a kid my mom would use pita bread with hers. It makes them a little heartier and all of the juices that would drain from the meat would get absorbed into the bread as opposed to a flour tortilla where it would just glides down and lands on the plate and get all messy. Being the experimental bread baker that I am, it made me start thinking about making my own. I had found a few recipes on Pinterest so I just picked the one that looked best. Enter Half Baked Harvest and her Traditional Greek Pita Bread.
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I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!