In this busy season sometimes you just need to take a break and enjoy a slow Sunday morning.
Perhaps by the fire with family or friends with a cup of coffee and an easy but tasty brunch like this recipe for homemade huevos rancheros.
Start with some fresh cilantro, two to three eggs (depending on how hungry you are) and a tomato.
Sprinkle broken corn chips from last night's holiday party, or the dregs of a bag on a plate. Grate a little bit of aged cheddar (or a younger version of cheese your liking) over the chips.
Follow the cheese with a scoop of reheated black bean soup or heated black beans from a can sauted with some onions. This recipe featured a scoop of my winter staple – Black Bean Soup a la Crockpot which includes whatever vegetable is in the fridge with 3 cups of dried black beans, 2 cups red wine, 4 cups or more of water, 1/2 cup tomato paste, spices such as cumin, coriander, chili powder, garlic and cooked for 8 hours on low in a trusty crockpot. Easy tasty healthy food to bring to work in your lunch bag, have friends over for dinner and decorate a tree, highlight nachos or make huevos racheros in a jiffy.
After you have your black beans (in whatever form) heating – chop your tomato and pan poach your eggs with more cilantro. I am pretty sure "pan poaching" is a term I made up. To do this technique cover the bottom of a pan (steel or cast iron) with olive oil and bring to a medium temperature. Crack two or three eggs into the pan. Season the eggs with salt, pepper, and dried or fresh herbs then cover. Turn down the heat to low and let the eggs cook slowly in the pan with steam.
Last but not least – enjoy your breakfast and this holiday season!