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?