Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Breakfast Tacos For One, Please!

Have you eaten breakfast yet today? If not, might I tempt you with one of my recent favorites?? I am the only one in my family who likes to eat a warm, protein rich breakfast. The males in our house are satisfied with cold cereal. Nothing wrong with that, but I like a bit more pizazz - and staying power!

So here goes - a yummy start to the day. First, assemble all your ingredients:

To make these yummy breakfast tacos, you need
  • 1 egg
  • cheese
  • corn tortillas
  • black beans
  • tomato
  • 1/6 large avocado
  • lime juice

You will also want a splash of milk and salsa, which are not pictured. I actually left the salsa out this day since just typing the word salsa gives me heartburn at this stage of pregnancy! *Note: I fully intended to photograph each stage of making these beauties, but let's face it - I'm pregnant, and haven't eaten for 10 hours at this point. Hunger outweighed blogging interest here. Can you blame me?

First, chop the avocado and bathe it in lime juice for flavor and color-fastness. Let it sit in the juicy goodness while you do the rest. Chop the tomato and begin to heat the black beans. Whisk the egg with a splash of milk and scramble it up in a skillet. You are now ready to assemble your breakfast goodness.

Split the egg between two warmed corn tortillas and top the egg with the warm black beans (If you don't buy a seasoned recipe, you may want to season these before warming them up. Or season your egg - something - or else this will taste a lot blander than it looks!)

Now it is time to add the yummy, colorful stuff. I add the cheese first so it gets a bit melty on top of the warm food. Then top with salsa, tomato, and avocado. If you have really fresh tortillas, these work well with your hands. If your tortillas, like mine, have been in the fridge for a while already, break out a fork and get busy emptying your plate!

Now doesn't that look better than cereal? or toast?


Joanna said...

Looks WAY better. Ella is sitting next to me drooling all over my computer. Thanks a lot Johanna. Now I have to buy a new computer.

Lawanda said...

ROFLOL @ Joanna!!

I think those look AWESOME! But as I tend to be more of a carb-eating breakfast person (when I eat it at all) I would prolly rather have them at lunch than first thing in the morning!

But I am glad you got a yummy and healthy breakfast and managed to share it with us!! LOL

Marie said...

those look so good! i think they would be good any time of the day. i just wish avocados weren't so darn expensive.

Joanna said...

I made some for lunch. It was delicious!!! I put Texas Pete hot sauce on it. Yummy. I think I'll make these more often. Very satisfying.

Johanna said...

Yea!!! I am so glad that you liked it! I love sharing things like that!

minnesotamom said...

Um YES!!! Want it!

Kainoa said...

Now you're talking my language. Just for the record I buy cereal eat one bowl (at night) and don't touch it again. I wish they made small boxes, really small. Anyhow, that looks delicious! I will have to try this sometime soon, it seems like it would stick with you much longer then cereal....not that I have anything against cereal.