In the novel Have You Seen Luis Velez? Raymond takes Mrs. G. out for brunch. Mrs. G. is thrilled because it had been over a decade since she had eaten at a restaurant. This scene reminded me of a nanny we had named Ethalene. We were surprised when Ethalene mentioned she had never eaten inside a restaurant except once when she went to see her son who was graduating from a Navy training camp. The joy of taking her out to eat each year on her birthday was so special. She loved the candles inside the wicker Chianti bottles at The Spaghetti Warehouse; She was fascinated by the hibachi grill at Benihana’s, and she was stunned by the size of the buffet at the Opryland Hotel and Resort in Nashville. Ethalene saw the magic in the things we overlooked.
Like the omelets in the novel that Mrs. G loved, breakfast burritos can have any combination of ingredients. This recipe is on the simple side, with eggs, onion, red bell pepper, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. For years, the biggest challenge for me was in wrapping the burritos. Now with dozens of burrito folding videos on Youtube, it is easy to find the method that works best for you.
This recipe makes six burritos. I will immediately cook one burrito (See option 1), then individually wrap the other five in foil and put them in the freezer. When I want one, I thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator, then bake the next morning in my toaster oven (See option 2). They taste just as good as when first made.