Thursday, February 07, 2008

Breakfast Chilaquiles - Mexican and frugal!


This morning I had the "What Am I Going to Make for Breakfast?" quandry. I KNOW I should plan my menus ahead, but I really like being spontaneous because I cook what I feel like - weird, huh? Well, I only had two eggs and three people to feed (hubby was already at work). Yesterday, I fed my children homemade cream of wheat (for the first and last time - not a favorite, so I won't share the recipe:-) and didn't want to make oatmeal the very next day - I like variety!

So I looked into the refrigerator to see what I could come up with. There was a packet of corn tortillas sitting there looking like they might get stale, so I decided to try Breakfast Chilaquiles. I put some canola oil into the pan (enough to just cover the bottom) and fried up the tortillas (about 7) cut into 1" wide strips. When they started to get a little crispy (that's how I like mine), I scrambled the eggs and added them, along with some chopped up turkey. I stirred that around for a couple minutes till the egg started to set. Then I added some shredded Fiesta Blend cheese, covered the pan, turned off the heat, and let it sit for just a minute or two until the cheese was melted.

I served with hot sauce (Tapatio and Chalula are our favorites) and a dab of sour cream - YUM! They were REALLY good! And I accomplished my goal of feeding my children something warm, satisfying and mostly healthy. Sometimes lack of ingredients brings about the greatest of creativity and invention! What did you have for breakfast?

7 comments:

Lora said...

Sounds yummy! I love Mexican food anytime of the day!

Linda said...

My husband loves those. we call them Migas. Don't ask me what it means. Thats what are parents called them, and their parents.
They are good, and makes the eggs go far. I have six kids and make this many a morning. = P

Linda said...

just found out, migas means crumbs. there you go.

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Sounds Yummy! Thanks so much for linking this recipe in my Frugal Food Series: Eggs.

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

I love chilaquiles... thanks for sharing. Now I'll make them at home.

We had veggie sausage, scrambled eggs, cantaloupe slices, and a few pieces of raisin toast.

Anonymous said...

I love the music on your site! What is the name of the song and artist? Thank you for the yummy breakfast recipe, no doubt served with love.
Becky

dolphin lady said...

The music is Knees to the Earth by Watermark - my all time favorite song! I am glad you like it, too. Her whole CD is wonderful.