Tuesday, January 11, 2011

5 Minute Huevos Rancheros

 Our public school has been closed for tomorrow based on impending weather reports.  Not a flake in the sky yet and we have a snow day.  Yipee!!!!!  That means my kids do not have to perform their superstitious please-let-there-be-a-snow-day-tomorrow rituals of: wearing pajamas backwards, putting a spoon under the pillow, a penny on the window sill and flushing an ice cube down the toilet.  And no, I am not kidding.

What better time to sleep in, raid your pantry (cause you are not driving to the store in that snow) and have a lazy breakfast?  This breakfast is for the truly lazy.  It will take you about 5 minutes to make.  I never get tired of eggs for breakfast: poached, scrambled, soft-boiled, fried, etc.  But if you are a little sick of the old standby egg preparations, try this.  This is another "no-recipe recipe".  I did not have any beans on hand but if you have any black or refried beans, throw them into the mix.  Sop up the runny egg and sauce with soft tortillas or crusty bread or sprinkle some tortilla chips on top.

I may or may not have eaten these right out of the pan.  We don't need no stinkin' plates.

Gratuitous runny yolk shot.

5 Minute Huevos Rancheros
Serves 1-2

1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes in juice
3T of your favorite salsa
1 or 2 eggs
shredded cheese
soft tortillas or tortilla chips

Heat tomatoes and salsa in a small skillet until bubbling.  Crack your eggs and nestle them into the sauce.  Let the eggs cook, basting the tops with the tomato salsa until  the yolks are done to your liking.  Top with shredded cheese and cilantro.  Serve with beans, rice, tortillas or toasted bread. 

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