Around the Campfire Breakfast Burritos

We just went camping. It was such a great time for our family. The kids were in heaven. We all were. We went to this sweet spot just north of Santa Barbara called Jalama Beach. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been in a long time. As you leave the highway and surrounding "civilization" and begin making your way down the road the winds through a canyon to get to Jalama Beach, you see the most gorgeous hills covered with grass and wild poppies and these beautiful purple flowers that look like lavendar. There are also large oak trees that make you want to pull over and bust out your picnic blanket right there! Periodically you will see cows grazing along the hillside. Happy, roaming, grass fed cows.

Winding through these hills you cannot help but feel yourself breathing a little more slowly. After you get to the coast what you see before you is open coastal views. There are no buildings, there are no rooftops or houses stacked on top of each other. And, as you look east, you see the rolling hills that you traveled through.

Oh, and surprise, your cell phones won't work there. We were not planning on that, and to be honest, for about 30 minutes I had some panic. I had calls I needed to make and some work I needed to do on my computer. But, once we hiked to the pay phone and made the necessary "really important" phone calls we needed to make to have peace for our stay, it was pure unplugged bliss.

The drive down through the "prairie land" into Jalama Beach inspired my inner farm girl big time. I was so ready to get my apron on and cook around the camp stove. I often times feel as though I was born in the wrong era, and quite possibly the wrong region. I have a huge desire for land to till and an old farm house to spruce up.

We had some seriously great camping grub while we were there, but one of my very favorite meals were our breakfast burritos that we enjoyed in the mornings. These were cooked on a propane camp stove, not an actual campfire. But, getting to chop and cook outside with the fresh air and sun shining down was too dreamy for words. We will definitely be enjoying these at home as well. And, I may just set up my own outdoor kitchen and cook over the grill for a change.

Around the Campfire Breakfast Burritos
(for 6)
Whole Wheat tortillas
olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
[any other veggies you love]

6 eggs (about 1 per person), whipped with a fork or whisk with the milk
a splash of milk per egg
salt & pepper

garnish options:
chopped cilantro
shredded cheese
diced avocado

1. In a smaller skillet, heat up your olive oil and saute your garlic and onions until tender. Add the red bell peppers. Place to the side and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
2. In a larger skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil. Add whisked egg mixture to the skillet and scramble over the heat until done.
3. Warm the tortillas over the heat and then assemble the burritos with a bit of the egg mixture, a bit of the veggie mixture and garnish of your choice.


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