Freezable breakfast ideas?
- gourmanda May 17, 2007 10:00 AM
I am having a lot of family come to town in 2 weeks and would like some ideas of what I could pull out of the freezer for breakfast. Individual servings (breakfast burritos, for example, but I don't know if they freeze well) would be a bonus so people could grab something as they wake up. I know I can do a strata overnight, but this is for 4-5 days for 10 or so people. I just know there are some great ideas lurking out there.
I love to figure out make ahead breakfasts!
Here's what I've done before...Individual quiche cups with whatever you have on hand: ham, cheese, spinach, onions peppers. I have never froze them, but have refrigerated up to 2 day ahead. I put them in a low oven to warm up, along with bacon crisped beforehand. While they're warming, I'm putting out plates, utensils, bagels/bread and jellies etc.
It's no muss, no fuss and really fills them up.
Waffles: great to make ahead, freeze, then pop in a toaster to get them warm and crisp. Again transfer to a warming oven. Since your not making them from scratch, grab a bag of frozen berries and make a berry coulis with the free time.
Breads: Banana bread freezes very well. I put out a loaf for guests to begin with along with thier coffee and juice. Keeps them busy while I'm getting the mains on the table.
My slightly crazy aunt raised four sons and when they moved out she hated to give up making huge breakfasts. She found that anything that is cooked until there is a low moisture content freezes and reheats really well. I often stop by and she'll pull a few slices of French Toast or pancakes or waffles out of the her enormous freezer and zap them to an almost-as-good as fresh made state. She cooks like that about once a month. She also makes coffee in a 30 cup samovar and freezes that in ice cube trays. THAT is another story...
Waffles! Cook, cool completely on a wire rack, then stack in a freezer container w/ waxed paper between each waffle. Guests can take 'em out of the freezer, stick 'em in the toaster, and cover in syrup/jam/cream cheese/whatever. Mmmm...