Monday, March 19, 2012

Leftovers for Breakfast


Breakfast isn't a big deal with me; I don't generally get hungry until much later in the day and honestly, the idea of facing food soon after I get up is just not for me. I've seen people who could tuck into a huge meal—in fact, need to do so to get going—but I'm not one of them. So breakfast is a rarity at our house and usually happens late morning on Sundays when we don't have anything else planned. But after two consecutive Sundays of wining on an empty stomach, we were not going to repeat that!

Ann made a really great chicken dish with poblanos, salsa, lime, and cilantro in the crock pot on Saturday: the house smelled fabulous when I got home. And there were a lot of leftovers in the fridge, so when breakfast came around, I suggested scrambling some eggs and tucking them with some chicken into a breakfast wrap. Ann vetoed that: she wanted poached eggs.

Heading down to the kitchen, I didn't figure a poached egg was going to work too well inside a wrap but was about to do it anyway when I remembered that there we had some stale tortillas. With visions of huevos rancheros dancing in my head, I set about frying a couple of tortillas, poaching a couple of local chicken eggs, heating the leftover chicken, and getting some fresh chives and cilantro from the garden. It actually took less time to put this breakfast together from leftovers than it has taken to write about it.

¡Que delicioso!

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