Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Make, Roll, Wrap: Freeze Your Own Burritos | Family Economics
I have three starving TEENAGERS in my house and they are always hungry! I try to save money by buying fewer frozen foods so making burritos and freezing them has become a MONEY SAVING snack in our home.
1. Make a huge bowl of meat, add rice and beans to make it stretch.
2. Get the kids in the kitchen and give everyone a job. Make, roll, wrap in plastic wrap.
Our bottom freezer is full of about 60 burritos. The kids know at any time that they can pop one in the microwave for ONE MINUTE and they have a healthy snack.
And their friends know, too!
Oh, and we also add cheese and sour cream!
What kind of money-saving snacks do you prepare and freeze in advance for your family?
(The meat mixture is just meat, beans, rice and seasoning! We don’t add salsa until after the burritos are reheated. If you add salsa before freezing, the burritos might become soggy. Reheat the burritos in the plastic wrap, or unwrap and rewrap in a paper towel in the microwave.)