Happy Monday!! Did I just say that? Yes. I made the choice to have a good Monday today, and I did. I cleaned my twins' room and took some of their too-small clothes out of their dresser, and I need to sort through some tonight, because my friend is going to take some baby clothes off of my hands! So exciting! Oh, and I did 5 loads of laundry! And made a delicious dinner, which I am going to be bragging about now!
So I joined a website called Saymmm.com last week, (cooking4ireland is my screen name--add me!), and I stumbled across this website for Mexican Baked Eggs, so I pinned it, ( http://pinterest.com/pin/32088216066693886/ ) for later. Well later came tonight! When I was meal planning I wanted to avoid any poultry since Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and we will have more bird than we can stand--not! But I wanted to expand our palettes this week, so I did.
I basically followed this recipe, except I used canned green chilies instead of jalapenos, because that's what I had. I also just used mild cheddar instead of pepper jack.
It says to bake 5-8 minutes at 350 until the eggs set, well, I live in a very high climate, and it take a lot more to cook things here than it does most places, so after about 12 minutes at 350, I put it up to 375 and did at least another 8 minutes or so, then added the cheese and just baked, not broiled for another 2 minutes.
We served this over brown rice, hot sauce and my husband had sour cream! This was so filling and I have to tell you, this was so cheap to make, and most of these things you probably already have just lying around in your pantry, I know I did! Also, another plus is that there is a ton of protein from the eggs, brown rice, beans and even the cheese, vitamin C from the pepper and tomatoes, lycopene from the tomatoes! You can't go wrong!!
So the next time you're wanting to go for cheap, use up some eggs and want something meatless, go for Mexican baked eggs, you won't regret it!
Happy Monday night,