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Our summer vacation to San Diego Comic-Con is almost here! We’ve been counting down the days for months and now it’s almost here. Our trip is approaching as fast as a zombie in World War Z! The kids are so excited that they give me daily (yes, daily) updates with a countdown of days (and hours, and minutes, and seconds) until we leave.
I’d like to say that we have our act together and we’re all ready to go, but there is still so much to do. Luckily, we crossed some big tasks off our list: an oil change on our van and grocery shopping at Walmart, plus we made our road trip breakfast for the day that we leave.
Preparing breakfast the night before (like our Cheesy Ham and Egg Roll Ups) helps to make sure we can get on the road quickly in the morning. That way, there is no cooking the morning we leave (and no dirty dishes). And, we save money since we aren’t going through a fast food drive-thru.
Making these Cheesy Ham and Egg Roll Ups is easy. Scramble up some eggs and press together 2 triangles (per roll up) to make one rectangle of dough.
In the middle of the rectangle, layer the cheese, eggs, and ham. Fold the sides over (as shown below), and roll them up. Pinch the edges to seal everything closed. After baking in the oven for 12-15 minutes, you’ll have a delicious, hand-held breakfast.
If you like, you can serve this easy road trip breakfast idea right away. Be sure to allow them to cool completely and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate or freeze until you are ready for them.
To reheat: Remove from plastic wrap and reheat in the oven on 350 degrees F until hot and heated through (recommended method). If you prefer, you can also unwrap from plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel, and reheat in the microwave.
Road Trip Breakfast Recipe:
Cheesy Ham and Egg Roll Ups
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tube crescent roll dough (8 ounces)
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 8 slices deli-sliced ham
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs. Heat a non-stick pan (or pan greased with cooking spray or butter) over medium heat. Pour eggs into pan and as the eggs start to cook, push and pull them and break them up with a spatula until all egg is cooked and no liquid remains (but still glossy, you don't want to overcook ). Turn off heat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Open crescent roll tube and unroll the dough. Separate dough into 4 section (each with 2 triangles). Place each section on your work area and push and pinch together holes, so that you have a solid rectangle of dough made from 2 triangles.
- Break 1 slice of cheese in half and place both halves in the middle of the dough rectangle, in a line. Top cheese with ¼th of the eggs. Top eggs with ham slices, folded as necessary so that they will fit.
- Fold short edges (the ends) over the filling a bit. Fold one of the long edges over the filling and continue to roll up filling inside of the dough. Pinch edges to seal.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or if using for breakfast on-the-go, allow to cool completely and then wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Freezing tips: If you want to freeze for later use, place individually wrapped roll ups into a freezer bag, label, seal, and freeze.
- To reheat: Remove from plastic wrap and reheat in the oven on 350 degrees F until hot and heated through (recommended method). If you prefer, you can also unwrap from plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel, and reheat in the microwave.
Making breakfast the night before our road trip isn’t the only thing we do to save time. We always do an oil change before we leave and we like to have our oil changed at the Walmart Automotive Care Center. This way, we are able to get last minute shopping done for our trip, while our car is being serviced. That’s how we get stuff DONE!
To take advantage of the time-saving convenience of getting your oil changed at a Walmart Automotive Care Center while you grocery shop for this road trip breakfast idea, there is a few things you’ll want to know.
First, pull up near one of the bays at the Walmart Automotive Care Center that say “lube” and wait for an associate to come out to you. They will ask you what type of service you want. Tell them you want an oil change and I recommend asking for Pennzoil products. Pennzoil is well known to help clean out the sludge that other oils can leave behind. Pennzoil also gives your engine a more complete protection and a free warranty that covers 15 engine parts that may fail due engine wear.
Second, you will have to tell the associate which Pennzoil option you want. I like to go with the best option available, which is the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic. It’s top of the line for cleanliness and protection. It is made with “PurePlus™ Technology” (a process that converts natural gas into a 99.5% pure base oil) which has been proven to keep pistons up to 40% cleaner than industry standards.
I hope my easy road trip breakfast recipe and oil change advice helps you save time and money this summer. If road trips are in your future, I encourage you to stay connected to Pennzoil for their latest information and updates. You can find Pennzoil on Facebook and on Twitter.
We’d love to hear from you: where will the road be taking you and your family this summer?
Frugal Hausfrau says
How great are these!! Love them!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!
Ashley @ Forgetful Momma says
This looks great, my oldest would eat these right up! Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday. I’ve pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you’ll join us again this week.
Charlene Asay says
I love this simple and easy on the go breakfast. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up this week.
Helen Fern says
So easy – and road trip perfect! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Linky!
Hi! These look great! Are they good cold? We’ll be on the road at breakfast without access to a microwave, and was wondering if I could just pull these out of the cooler.
Has anyone tried assembling them the night before and baking them in the morning?
Hi Tracey! We haven’t tried that yet. It’s a great idea though — we’ll test it out the next time we make them.
Aunt T says
I love saving money too! We make something very similar and call it a breakfast burrito. You may use the small or larger size flour tortillas, your choice depending on what you want to fill it with.
I like to chop onions and used bagged crumbled bacon, (Sams or Costco), prepared taco meat, ground sausage or Chorizo. Put into pan and spray with cooking spray. Saute to your liking. To my scrambled eggs I add Creole seasoning. This gives it just the right kick. Leave out if using taco meat or the Chorizo. Add scrsmbled eggs and cook.
Layer as you described bu I then vary my cheese. I may use cheddar, Mexican blend, Monterey or even Mozzarella.
I wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for latter use. Reheati n the microwave. 45 seconds if not frozen and 1-2 minute if frozen. Adjust times and possibly your power level to your microwave.
Additional condiments maybe mushrooms, jalapeño peppers, green peppers and salsa but drain the juice.
Andrea @ This Pug Life says
These look tasty! Have fun at Comic Con. I’d love to go but I’m very far away and I think the crowds would be too much for me!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
YUM! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. 🙂
Life With Lorelai
Lou Lou Girls says
I’m drooling right now! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls
These look super tasty! Plus I love having breakfast ready to go when I get up… mornings are so not my thing (on the road or at home).
Joann Woolley says
I so want to make these! And I’m not even hitting the road to Comic Con! Have fun!
David @ Spiced says
What a great idea for a roadtrip snack! We’ve always wanted to go to comic-con…hope you guys have a blast! #client