Green thumb and spicy breakfasts
Today is St. Patrick's Day. I'm Irish. And it's Saturday. Yet the greenest thing that I did today was buy some plants and seeds at Lowe's for the garden. Oh, I and I wore a green shirt. I was planning on making a green breakfast; then I was inspired by our upcoming trip to Mexico and decided breakfast burritos sounded better. The rest of the day was spent shopping at the outlet mall (where I did buy a green sweater) and at Lowe's where we dreamed about what our future garden will look like. So far there are a lot of vegetables involved (some of which are green), and a few flowers too. Let's hope this year is better than last year's garden where the squirrels and raccoons ravaged my plants right after they started sprouting. Side note - squirrels terrify me. That's a story for another day.
Anyhow, breakfast this morning was good and spicy. After eating oatmeal every day this week, I was craving something a little different. My good friend Carolyn gave me this lovely little gem from Penzey's spices for my bridal shower last week, and this breakfast was born.
Ingredients (makes 2 burritos)
- 4 eggs
- 3 T milk
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper (I had mini peppers that I bought on sale this week)
- 1 t spicy seasoned sea salt (or 3/4 t sea salt and 1/4 t cayenne pepper)
- 1/2 t hot chili powder
- 2 tortillas
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sour cream/plain greek yogurt
- 4 baby potatoes (pre cooked) - optional***
-Heat medium skillet on med-high heat, spray with cooking spray
-Chop peppers roughly
-Put peppers in skillet
-Add spices(4S and chili powder), cook for 5-6 minutes until slightly softened
-Add potatoes to skillet and cook 2-3 more minutes until heated through
-Meanwhile, scramble eggs in a small bowl with milk and sea salt
-Remove potatoes and peppers from the skillet
-Add eggs to the same skillet you were just using and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently
-Once the eggs are cooked, heat a tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds
-Put 1/2 of eggs down the middle, and 1/2 pepper mixture, add shredded cheese
-Microwave for 20 more seconds to melt the cheese
-Add a dollop of sour cream and wrap it up tightly
I will definitely be making these again. I might even add a little hot sauce for some real kick.
No green in here at all. Whoops!
Question of the day:
How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day today?