We cover the gamut of food here on cheftalk, most of the time enjoying the impressive array of "from scratch" preparations, complex dishes, fresh food, etc. However, the reality for me is not ever meal is one I have time to prepare nor do I want to. Sometimes I just need something to eat! At that same time, the convenience of frozen foods is wrought by horrible quality in ingredients and generally loaded with things that are not healthy to eat.
Breakfast tends to be one of the meals I prefer not to cook. Recently I was thinking over the idea of breakfast burritos. I like them, and the thought occurred that I could get some good whole grain tortillas, free range eggs, dice some potato, onion, and bell pepper and pick up a package of diced ham for about 13.00 and I should be able to make around 20 (just 65 cents each) good quality breakfast burritos that I plan to seal with my food saver into individual portions. The foodsaver wrap is safe to microwave and by vacuum sealing it they should keep for 2+ weeks with no issue. I am excited about mixing it up some and if it works well I may try to put together some carne asada and bean burritos for those lunch days when I don't have time to cook.
Have any of you gone down this road of preparing dishes that you could then easily portion and freeze? I've done it in the past with lasagna, with the food saver I just throw it in boiling water and I swear it tastes like it just came out of the oven. I'm interested in any ideas others have!