Make Breakfast Meals Ahead Of Time Today

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I remember as a young mother trying to make breakfast and getting the kids to school. I wish I had thought of these back then! I have done the meals in a jar for breakfast, lunches, salads, dinners, etc. Today I wanted to throw together some “Breakfasts in a Jar”. The quart jars are filled with freeze dried veggies and OvaEasy eggs to make in a 9 X 9-inch (greased) frittata, quiche/egg baking dish. If you have a cast iron pan these are great to make a quiche in with water added. My favorite frittata pan: Cuisinart FP2-24BK Frittata 10-Inch Nonstick Pan Set. My favorite cast iron pan: Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch.

Ingredients for quarts: (any amount you choose-no cookbook required-just start filling the jars with your favorites and leave room for the instant eggs.) Please note to be sure and put a vegetable or cheese above the Ova Easy eggs or your FoodSaver may get ruined by the eggs going up the tube.

Breakfasts meals in a jar:

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1. Cauliflower, green bell peppers, mushrooms, 1/2 package OvaEasy eggs, and cheese. Add approx. 1- 1/2 cups water, stir and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. This one I cook outside in my Solar Sun Oven. Yes, no smell in the house! I try to bake everything in my Sun Oven to save money on energy costs and to keep my house cool.

2. Diced potatoes, freeze dried pre-cooked sausage, onions, green onions, 1/2 package OvaEasy eggs, and cheese. Add approx. 1-1/2 cups water, stir and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

3. Asparagus, mushrooms, onions, 1/2 package OvaEasy eggs and cheese. Add approx. 1-1/2 cups water, stir and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30-minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

4. Diced potatoes, spinach, onions, 1/2 package OvaEasy eggs, and cheese. Add approx. 1-1/2 cups water, stir and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Diced potatoes, asparagus, onions, 1/2 package OvaEasy eggs, and cheese. Add approx. 1-1/2 cups water, stir and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

What I like about making my own “pre-packaged” breakfast is the fact that I can choose the amounts of veggies, cheese, sausage, etc. When you choose the “breakfast” you want for the morning you pour the dry ingredients into a bowl whisk with water and pour into a greased pan of your choice and bake. Easy and delicious!

My Favorite Freeze Dried Vegetables For Meals:

Potatoes: Freeze Dried Potatoes by Thrive. (25-year shelf life unopened)

Red Bell Peppers: Freeze Dried Red Bell Peppers by Thrive. (25-year shelf life unopened)

Onions: Freeze Dried Onions by Thrive. (25-year shelf life unopened)

My Favorite Freeze Dried Cheese and Eggs For Meals:

Cheese: Freeze dried Mozzarella Cheese by Thrive. (20-year shelf life unopened)

Ova Easy Eggs: OvaEasy Powdered Whole Eggs (6-pack of 4.5 oz. bags) (one packet equals one dozen eggs-I prefer the packets over the cans because I cannot use a whole can of them before they would go bad)

*Note-if you do not have OvaEasy eggs, just substitute the 1/2 package with 6 regular eggs and add only 1/2 cup water.

My Favorite Freeze Dried Sausage For Meals:

Sausage: Freeze Dried Sausage by Thrive. (25-year shelf life unopened)

Ham: Freeze Dried Ham by Thrive. (25-year shelf life unopened/ or 2 weeks if opened)

Oatmeal in a Jar Breakfast-make them on Saturday for meals all week: 

Here are some pint jar ideas for a breakfast on the run, take it to work, or read the newspaper with a bowl of oatmeal in the morning:

1. One cup steel cut oats, freeze dried bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon: add 1- 1/2 cups boiling water-screw on lid and ring -wait 15 minutes.

2. One cup steel cut oats, freeze dried apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar: add 1-1/2 cups boiling water-screw on lid and ring-wait 15 minutes.

3. One cup steel cut oats, raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar: add 1-1/2 cups boiling water-screw on the lid and ring-wait 15 minutes.

I like “cooking” my oatmeal like this because I no longer have a bowl of oatmeal boil over in the microwave! What a mess! Yes, the lid needs a little help getting off because it starts to “seal”.  No worries, remove with a can opener…I reuse them time after time.  Serve your oatmeal in a bowl, add a little milk, enjoy! When I’m in a hurry in the morning these already prepared jars really come in handy. Very little time spent, limited time for cleanup, pretty healthy to eat and very tasty. What a great combination!

I hope these “Breakfasts in a Jar” help you save money by eating a healthier breakfast using your food storage! Just think of the time and money you will save by not eating out or buying pre-made packages! Gotta love that food storage.

Food storage by Linda

8 thoughts on “Make Breakfast Meals Ahead Of Time Today

  • August 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm
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    I can’t wait to try these! The oatmeal sounds so easy, which I love. :O)

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  • August 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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    I love these ideas, especially the oatmeal! I just bought a case of pint jars.

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  • August 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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    What an all around fabulous idea – environmentally and nutritionally sound and sensible, practical, convenient and delicious. It’s fun and clever too! What most can you ask?

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  • August 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm
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    Curious about how much oatmeal to add…..I can guess the sugar, fruit and spices but the oatmeal I was not sure about. How much for one pint jar?

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    • August 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm
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      I filled the pint jars less than half full because I needed room to fill with yummy extras. I would say approximately 3/4 cup. I love “cooking” oatmeal this way! Linda

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  • March 19, 2013 at 12:35 am
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    I love the food in a jar. I use them for lunch all the time now I have it for breakfast.

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  • September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm
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    Steel oats are the instant variety, right? Jar meals will revolutionize my food prep, thanks to you!

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    • September 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm
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      Hi Pat, no steel oats need to be cooked or at least the ones I have. I do use them in my jars but let them sit a bit longer. I love to revolutionize my food prep, too! Linda

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