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Eggs, versatile and delish!

2 Feb

For me mornings mean eggs. Both me and the hubby love them. We like them anyway you can cook them. Ryan likes them a little more well done than I do, but that’s one of the best things about eggs, they cook so fast, so you can make everyone happy in a quick minute.

This morning I made one of our favorites, eggs in a basket. I’m not really sure of the origin of this easy, delicious meal, but it’s one that is sure to impress. Here’s the recipe:

Eggs in a basket
serves 2

2 slices bread
2 eggs
2 slices cheese, we use American but cheddar or swiss would be great
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat a griddle on medium heat and add in the oil
2. remove the center of the bread from each slice leaving about 1 inch from the crust, you can reserve the centers if you want to, but it’s not necessary
3. Add the bread into the pan and allow to toast slightly.
4. Crack an egg into the center of each slice and season
5. Let the egg set for about 3 minutes
6. Flip the bread and add the slice of cheese and finish cooking

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that this will definitely make you feel like a king. Eggs have gotten a bad wrap recently, and I’m feel the need to dispel the myths. Eggs, like everything else, are fine in moderation. If you cook them in healthy oils, like olive oil, they can be a great addition to any diet.

If you are watching what’s going into your belly, just substitute use 2 egg whites for 1 whole egg.

Always thinking of the next meal


Breakfast of Champions

25 Oct

On the weekends, Ryan and I love to have big breakfasts. (Actually, we don’t always wait for the weekends.) We love having eggs in the morning and our favorite way to eat them is wrapped is a nice, soft, toasty tortilla. That’s right, a breakfast burrito.

This tradition of Tex-Mex tastiness started when I was little. My dad would get up in the morning and start making breakfast. I was usually up soon after, but sometimes my dad would resort to creatively cruel ways to wake my brother. (i.e. banging on pops and pans, letting the dog into his room, or even the unexpected ice cold shower) Anyway, he always called these breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, but I know better now.

Of course the concept of these burritos is fairly simple. Take a burrito, add eggs and viola, breakfast burrito. But it does have a little bit of science to it.

First, make sure you have good tortillas. As Ryan and I have learned the hard way, a bad tortilla means your burrito may crack and break while you are trying to roll it, or worse, it breaks all over you while you are trying to eat it. We stick to Mission brand when we can or we use the small corn tortillas if that’s what we have.

Second, have your ingredients ready to go inside the burrito before cooking the eggs. Let me be the first to say that rubbery, over-cooked eggs are not tasty. Cook your bacon ahead of time, chop and cook; onions, peppers, zucchini, and corn, and if you are using beans make sure they are rinsed and ready to go. Next, the cheese. This is a very important element to the burrito. Ryan likes his with American cheese, but I’m partial to an extra sharp cheddar. In the spirit of the Tex-Mex, queso fresco or queso blanco would be lovely as well.

Start with your warmed tortilla on a plate, add the cheese and other ingredients. Top with the eggs. (we scramble ours, but fried eggs are good too, but over easy tend to make a mess) Add any topping, roll and serve.

Really you can fill these bad boys with anything your heart desires. The more creative the better. Try some chirizo, or leeks. I love some fresh pico de gallo in mine or left-over grilled chicken. Toppings here are also important. Just before wrapping, finish your burrito off with ketchup, salsa, BBQ sauce or hot pepper sauce. Again, it’s what ever you like on your eggs. Again, before rolling make sure you tortilla is warm. A cold tortilla is more likely to break while rolling.

This breakfast is nicely complemented by hash browns, french fries, roasted potatoes, or our favorite, tater tots.  Not feeling that hungry… if you’ve done the burrito right it can be plenty on its own.

Not an egg person? Try a sweet version. Peanut butter, bananas, walnuts, and honey make a great combination. Or try nutella with toasted hazelnuts and fresh strawberries.

Anyway you make it, breakfast burritos are a great start to any morning.

Always thinking of the next meal