Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Must Be Doing Something Right

My daughter is learning to cook. She is learning to find recipes and make them herself. I'm so proud of her willingness and ability.

She was looking for something to make the other day and googled "easy recipes" and found this one.

10-Minute Huevos Rancheros--which means "egg somethings", her Spanish classes haven't taught what rancheros are.

She was hungry and got right to work. This was about 9 pm, which means I no longer am available for cooking help except advice as I sit firmly in my chair and yell things toward the kitchen. Which means you better be able to look in the fridge and cupboards yourself or follow directions.

They turned out very well, and looked yummy. So, good in fact, that last night, as there were only three of us for supper and the ones most likely not to want poached eggs on refried beans were gone, we made them again with Lynette the one putting the plates together and serving them.

The above photo is how they look following the recipe using lettuce instead of cilantro. The next photo is how they look when girls want a little more salad with them, adding more lettuce and some tomato.

10-Minute Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros don't have to take a long time to prepare. Try this easy-to-prepare version for a breakfast treat you can make on a work day!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 omega-3-rich eggs
1/2 can black beans, drained and mashed
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
sea salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 avocado, sliced
salsa from a jar, to taste
3 TBS grated low-fat cheddar cheese
chopped cilantro, to taste
Optional: cayenne pepper

Poach eggs.
Heat beans in a skillet while eggs are cooking.
Remove beans from heat and mix in olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add a pinch of cayenne for spicy beans.
Place beans on plate, top with poached eggs, avocado, salsa, cheese and cilantro.
Seves 1

We didn't use the cilantro, didn't have any, and we used refried beans instead of black, since we had those and they were very good.


gkey said...

dear Doing/Done it Right,
this looks like a very good recipe...thanks! and bravo! to your young cook too.
Eggs: fancy or plain,
snack or meal,
out here

The J's said...

Great job Lynette!

Lynisha said...

I'd say you're doing something right... that looks delicious!
Way to go, Lynette!

Dan & Cyndie said...

looks yummy!!!! Good job Lynette!!!